• NFL star Alvin Kamara has been told NASCAR drivers empty themselves during long races
  • A NASCAR website says drivers use the toilet before long races
  • The outlet also reveals some drivers also take salt tablets to dehydrate

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara made a shocking claim about NASCAR drivers during long races.

The recent Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup Series has got a lot of race fans buzzing on social media. In fact, the prestigious event even got professional athletes from other sports talking about it as well.

One of them was NFL star Kamara. The Saints’ starting flanker recently took to Twitter a mind-blowing rumor he was apparently told by someone he wouldn’t name.

According to Kamara, some NASCAR drivers have no other choice but to defecate or urinate inside the car cockpit during long races as he was told the suit would eventually “dissolve” it.

“I’m not going to tell you all who told me, but they said doodoo and peepee in the little suit and it’ll dissolve or some sh*t like that because it’s hot in the car! Don’t shoot the messenger,” Kamara wrote on Twitter.

While Kamara’s statement came as a bit of a surprise, it appears that the need to urinate or defecate during NASCAR races isn’t actually new to the sport. had already addressed it in the past when they published “10 Awkward Questions About NASCAR People Ask on Internet.”

As per the article, NASCAR drivers don’t wear diapers during long races as they usually “empty themselves” in the restroom before getting into the track, especially during the three-hour Daytona 500 event.

“In Daytona, 500 drivers have to drive continuously for three hours after waving of the green flag,” the article wrote. “That’s why fans want to know if NASCAR Drivers poop in their suits. The answer is NO. Before starting the race, drivers use the toilet and empty themselves.”

As for urinating, the same response applies. But the website further revealed that drivers use “salt tablets” to lose fluid inside their bodies before the race.

In case they really feel like piddling, drivers would have to just “hold it” until the race ends.

“These questions also asked many times. First of all, drivers pee before the race and they use salt tablets to dehydrate,” the website revealed. “Secondly, the inside temperature of the car reaches 120+ degrees Fahrenheit. As a result, Drivers sweat a lot and fluid come out. So, the body can’t produce enough urine. The answers to that question are, NASCAR drivers don’t need to pee during the race.”

“You may ask what if an emergency comes,” the outlet added. “What do NASCAR drivers do when they have to pee? They have to hold it as long as they can. At the very last moment, they don’t have any option left except peeing on the seat.”

Kenseth takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Gatorade Duel #2 qualifying race for the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach
The Daytona 500 was postponed on Sunday due to a wet track. The race is scheduled for Monday at noon Eastern Time, but rain is in the forecast again. Many ticket holders are wondering about refunds and exchanges for their tickets to the race. Reuters