Random Power Rankings: Best non-racing-related injury
By @nascarcasm and Steve Luvender | Thursday, April 11, 2019
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While racing is a dangerous sport, several drivers have managed to hurt themselves outside of the car in the most bizarre ways possible. We rank them.
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A team-building exercise went awry for Robby Gordon in 2002, when he injured both ankles during a motocross bike jump gone wrong. It would be the most notorious dirt bike incident in NASCAR history up until Clint Bowyer totally eclipsed it, but his was way hilarious.
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Remember in 2016 when Kevin Harvick shared a picture of his ankle blister after Sonoma? What's that? You had finally gotten the memory of this grotesque image out of your head? Ha, OK, well here it is again. Enjoy.
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In September of 2015, Denny Hamlin tore his ACL while playing basketball. He didn't miss any races. Also, any injury-related gallery is going to feature Denny Hamlin more than once, so bear with us.
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Before the 2014 Daytona 500, Landon Cassill was out biking and was hit by a car. For real. Hit by a car. It was the driver's fault. Tough out there in the streets.
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Noah Gragson's 2018 overture to Olympic alpine skiing gold medalist Lindsey Vonn went completely unanswered ... as we all expected they would. Like, if she answered, I was gonna offer to pay for it. That's how confident I was it wasn't gonna happen. He has still not recovered.
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The walking insurance premium increase missed the 2014 race at Auto Club Speedway for what he thought was a terrible sinus infection. Turns out he had a small piece of metal lodged in his eyeball. Seriously, wrap this guy in complementary FedEx bubble wrap.
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Before this year's Daytona 500, Kyle Busch announced on Twitter that he had rolled his ankle at a trampoline park. Who knew those things were dangerous? I mean, besides every emergency room and urgent care in the United States?
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In September of 2009, Carl Edwards somehow broke his foot while playing Frisbee with friends. How does someone perform multiple backflips without incident then somehow shatter bones throwing a plastic disc around? You'll have to ask Carl, and he's hard to find these days.
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Brad Keselowski celebrated his win at Kentucky Speedway in 2014 by breaking a champagne bottle and lacerating his own hand. Brad Keselowski makes Brad Keselowski bleed his own blood.
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In December of 2006, Jimmie Johnson was playing in a celebrity golf tournament. He thought it would be a good idea to ride on top of a golf cart. It wasn't. He fell off while it was moving and broke his wrist. How awesome is that?