NASCAR driver Landon Cassill’s post-race plans for the Coca Cola 600 have some drivers in the garage thinking he’s a little crazy.
Immediately after the race, Cassill plans to trade in his fire suit for jogging shorts and run the 14 miles from the track to the NASCAR Hall of Fame-- all after driving 600 miles in about five hours.
“It had to be the longest race of the year. It had to be the hardest one,” Cassill said.
Cassill is an avid runner and is training for a half Ironman. It makes sense he's partnering with Snap Fitness.
“Running 14 miles isn't really the challenge for me. It's just kind of putting it with the race. The fatigue of [the run] being in the middle of the night and the end of the race- that's kind of the unknown for me,” Cassill said.
When he finishes the run, most likely early Monday morning, he'll have made a statement about NASCAR drivers.
“I want to show to people that drivers are athletes. We have to be fit and we have to be ready for our job,” Cassill said.