NASCAR Drivers Can Get Trophies Even If They Don’t Win Races This Year

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Lots of people take issue with “those gosh darn millennials” getting used to receiving trophies even if they don’t win, but it seems members of Generation Y aren’t the only ones guilty of that.

Stewart-Haas Racing tweeted pictures after the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 showing driver Rodney Childers with the trophies he received for winning the first two stages of the race.

Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently, at a time when everybody is criticizing millennials for receiving participation trophies throughout their childhoods, NASCAR decided to start awarding them to drivers.

To NASCAR’s credit, it did use the presentation of the stage trophies to give a military veteran a chance to meet Childers.

While the jury might still be out on the effect NASCAR’s new stage-based race format is having on the on-track action, at least we know its improving the morale among drivers.

Thumbnail photo via NASCAR

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