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Racing just a way of life for some NASCAR drivers
Todd Bodine admits that whenever drivers get together, that competitive urge appears once more.
"You put us all on a bunch of bicycles, and we would be racing each other," he said with a gentle laugh.
McMurray, who spends the Cup season driving the Roush Fenway Racing No. 26 Ford, spent part of the offseason competing in Daytona Kartweek's World Karting Association races at Daytona International Speedway.
He said that, in some ways, competing in these events isn't much different from his regular competition.
"It's just like racing in NASCAR," he says. "It's very stressful when things don't go well, and when it goes well, it's very gratifying."
McMurray said that he loves karting, especially since he gets to be very hands-on with the experience.
Rea White is a writer for NASCAR Scene, which is published weekly, 50 weeks per year. Visit www.scenedaily.com for more information.