It is safe to say former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Rusty Wallace is not a fried of Keith Olbermann.
During a Friday appearance on Phoenix’s Fox Sports 910 AM, Wallace held nothing back in attacking Olbermann’s views on NASCAR.
“I don’t pay any attention to Olbermann. He doesn’t know anything about our sport,” Wallace said. “Our sport’s the most popular form of motorsport in the world. There’s no doubt about that, you can’t argue it. You get in a car, you run 200 mph sweating your brains out. You lose anywhere between 10 to 12 pounds in a race – that’s what I used to do – I mean it’s physical.
“We’re not trying to say we’re stick and ball guys, by all means. But to try and belittle the drivers and say it’s not tough or something is not correct. Because every NFL guy or any basketball player, anybody like that, they’re in shock and awe when it comes to NASCAR and what it takes to run these cars in the Daytona 500 or Bristol or anywhere – two inches apart, running 200 mph, for 500 miles, three and a half hours.
“They don’t talk any crap on it.”
Wallace did not stop there.
“I’d love to have Olbermann in a car one time and run his ass around the track and see what he says then,” he said.
There was some more talk which led Wallace to say, “He can kiss my ass, too, how’s that?”
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season gets underway with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22. The Sprint Unlimited will be held a week earlier on Feb. 14.