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What do NASCAR drivers do if they have to use the restroom?


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2008-11-08 23:03:49
2008-11-08 23:03:49

When NASCAR drivers have to go the bathroom they hold it in. A famous case would be Kurt Busch in the 2005 Daytona 500 and the end of the race he ran to the bathroom. Now if it's in an emergency they have to go in their cars, and this is where having a yellow fire suit helps. Now if it's more serious than a really bad wee then they better hope for the checkers or a red flag. I don't know about today [MUCH shorter race duration times], but in the "old" days, a few drivers who didn't want to "hold it," used a "relief tube." Relief tube is a common term for a urinary catheter. They got the idea from long duration solo pilots in the old days of aviation, with who relief tube systems were common. A urinary catheter system consists of a small tube which is inserted through the urethra into the bladder, which continuously drains urine as it is produced by the kidneys. The tube is connected to a catch bottle, sometimes worn attached to the users leg. As for bowel evacuation, I guess they just have to hold it, OR like the astronauts, wear a diaper, and hold off as long as possible. usually a driver sweats it out.

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