Philosophy is typically considered a thought-provoking science appropriately reserved for discussion between "intellectuals;' and NASCAR contrarily carries a stigma of uneducated masses of fans supporting a racer of their choice with a frequently drunken passion. Thus, the marriage of these two topics may seem entirely inappropriate. Despite their conflicting stereotypes, philosophy and NASCAR must not necessarily be separated. Philosophy-at least the right philosophy-exalts the use of the mind in furthering man's capabilities and simultaneously seeks to understand the limitations imposed by nature. It is the science presented and, ideally, answering questions such as "Where am I?;' "How can I discover it?;' and "What should I do?" (Rand, 1974). The use of a rational mind is what supplies the answers to philosophers and NASCAR drivers alike.
Bates, Jake K.
"Philosophy and NASCAR,"
The Intellectual Standard: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/tis/vol1/iss1/4