Whether you already love NASCAR (or racing in general) or you think it’s a giant waste of time, we challenge you to spend two minutes with Nick Offerman—better known to some as Parks & Recreation’s Ron Swanson—and not come away convinced.
A selection of some of Offerman’s reasons (delivered here without characteristic stoic swagger or epic mustache):
Leave it to Offerman to wrap NASCAR in a package of manly excellence and still have it come off as downright appealing to darn near everyone.
And, in case you’re wondering, he’s not kidding. NASCAR is great. Go watch some. It starts July 4.