ANCHOR LEAD: There is a common misconception that racecar drivers don't need to be in good shape, but on the contrary, drivers need to be elite athletes to compete in the IndyCar Race Series. Brian Osuch has more. (:59)
SCRIPT: Sports Now, I'm Brian Osuch. It was an exciting few days for IndyCar Driver Graham Rahal as he made his run at the checkered flag during this weekend's Indianapolis 500. Rahal says the race had his heart pounding…
CUT: (Rahal) It's been said a driver in IndyCar, heart rate would get up over 180-beats and would stay there for the entire two hour period. I think the only thing that maybe would see that sort of load on the body is probably being a marathon runner.
SCRIPT: Rahal finished in fifth, but says he was proud of his performance. The driver gave it his all, just days after part-owner David Letterman's retirement from television.
CUT: (Rahal) I try to make sure that I'm on top of my game and giving it everything that we have. But, it takes everything I possibly can to find any little edge… so, I definitely utilize meta health bars to help maintain a healthy lifestyle and snacks throughout my day – particularly in Indy where I'm running around like crazy and busy as can be.
SCRIPT: For more information, visit MetaWellness.com. That's Sports Now from Meta.
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