Foxworthy acknowledges he had another advantage: He's country. "When I'm not working, I'm either on a tractor or a bulldozer," he says. "That's my escape." He grew up in the small town of Hapeville near Atlanta, Georgia, and today lives on a 3,000-acre farm where he grows corn, soy beans and alfalfa. When deer come around, he bow hunts.
Plus, he benefited during the race from that fact that he's Leno's guest, and Leno is a gentleman. Just last week the host lost another race to Tim Allen.
"You wanted to make me look good, right?" asks Foxworthy once Leno is done hitting him.
"Believe me, it's not easy," Leno responds.
CNBC's "Jay Leno's Garage" airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET.
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