81 year old NASCAR driver Herschel McGriff credits Pilates with keeping him a good enough shape to hop back behind the wheel.
After "McGriff retired from stock-car racing in 2002, he told the Los Angeles Times that his days behind the wheel weren’t over.
“When I turn 80, I just might go out to a short track and show the young guys that I can still do it,” he said in that interview.
Next week, that’s exactly what he plans to do.
McGriff, a member of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame (class of 2002) and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (class of 2006), will be taking part in the Bi-Mart Salute to the Troops “125” Race July 17-19 at Portland International Speedway at the age of 81 — making him the world’s oldest competitive driver"
He started doing Pilates in 2007 "and his exercise routine has enabled McGriff to get behind the wheel and attempt to prove that he wasn’t just blowing smoke in that L.A. Times interview seven years ago."