More or less.
At any rate, the lighter drivers definitely have an advantage in NASCAR. The cars weigh the same, but the drivers don't. Were it not for the good old boy network, all the drivers would be jockeys looking for a safer career.
Why aren't there more 4 foot 11 inch men in auto racing? My guess is that it's because 4 foot 8 inch teenage boys don't fare well in autoshop.
Now that Danica Patrick has qualified fourth for the Indy 500 this weekend, Robby Gordon wants to change the rules. He didn't mind being 200 pounds and losing to boys, but weighing 200 pounds and losing to girls? That just can't be right.