SHAVED-BACK NASCAR GUY UPDATE

Update after one weekWith the help of tips from readers and track officials, I am drawing closer to solving the mystery of who the shaved-back NASCAR fan is. Thank you all for your sleuthing. Here is what I have learned since last week:1. Multiple sources say they have seen the shaved back with their own eyes, enough people that I think it is safe to say this photo has not been altered. I had feared, when I set out in this quest, that the picture had sprung from the laptop of some Photoshop pran ...

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TOYOTA DRIVERS HELPED THE STOCK MARKET MOST IN 2009

Late in 2008 I did some analysis showing which drivers over their careers helped the stock market most. Who do you root for if you want the stock market to go up? And which winners hit your wallet the hardest?I have resurrected the data for the 2009 season. I considered the first trading day after a race, and compared the performance of the S&P 500 to the winning driver and manufacturer of the most recent race. Here is what I found: Kyle Busch's four wins produced a total stock market gai ...

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JOHNNY GREAVES RECORD TRUCK JUMP

I accuse Monster or recording this video in order to promote its energy drink!Kiefer Sutherland loses bet, wears dress on Letterman (YouTube)How crazy is Herschel Walker? (Cage Potato)Bathroom note hilarity (YepYep)Jersey Shore parody song (Break)Hitler weighs in on Conan, Leno (Screen Junkies)Conan O'Brien's next job (Holy Taco)Web site calculates Charlie Brown's wins, losses and other stats (Wezen Ball)Layla Kiffin's Facebook page set on fire (Deadspin)The 9 hottest alien chicks (Chickipedia)W ...

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PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON THE CLOSING OF NASCAR SCENE

Germain Racing's 2008 Nationwide Series entry with Mike Wallace behind the wheel was author Patrick Reynolds' latest employment before layoffs hit the NASCAR industry. I have lost my job before. It is devastating but part of the business I made my living in. I feel firsthand the pain that many are going through. Careers in professional NASCAR competition are not immune. I was a NASCAR team mechanic in recent years. My last year in competition was 2008 with Germain Racing. The entire industry ...

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LOLNASCAR: TOO MUCH INFORMATION

We knew it! Thanks, LOLnascar. Related links:Kyle's big planElvis Earnhardt Jr.You were warnedWho's the boss?Who you calling rookie?The Junior bailoutCalm down, DennyMark Martin and the InternetsBrad CauseawreckskiLa-la-la I can't hear youSay hello to my little friendThe 28-year-old virginEstrada!Another boring raceUnlike Juan Pablo Montoya, All Left Turns is beloved in SacramentoKanye interrupts Montoya television interviewHot moob actionKasey's missing Bud girlsThe Junior faceObama brings c ...

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