Ricky Stenhouse Jr., IndyCar Drivers Take On ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Course

Tue, Jun 14, 2016 1,534

IndyCar and NASCAR drivers are able to achieve speeds of 200 mph behind the wheel, but their strength and agility outside their cars were tested Monday.

NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. joined three IndyCar drivers as he took on the “American Ninja Warrior” course in Indianapolis in the latest episode for the series on NBC.

The 28-year-old admitted he isn’t a fan of yoga like his girlfriend, Danica Patrick and prefers CrossFit training, which showed early on. But the rolling log proved to be too much for the Roush Fenway Racing driver.

Many competitors have taken on different courses on the show, so maybe this isn’t the end of the road for Stenhouse.

Tony Kanaan and Josef Newgarden also attempted — and failed to complete — the course. Helio Castroneves made it the farthest of the racers, but the fly wheels were too tough in the end.

Castroneves showed his strength, and also showed something IndyCar fans have never seen: him with messy hair.

Although no drivers were able to complete the course, it was revealing that IndyCar and NASCAR drivers aren’t pushovers.

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