I PREFER THE BUSCH CLASH

Ken Schrader won the Busch Clash in the final pair of straight 50-mile distances.I am an old-school racing guy. I love this sport but I like a lot of things the way they used to be. The Budweiser Shootout this Saturday is among those.The race is now a longer distance, make-up-the-format-as-we-go-along-so-there-is-a-full-field event. It used to be short, quick and neat. The Clash was first held in 1979 and featured the previous year’s pole winners. Twenty laps was the distance and $50,00 ...

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CARL EDWARDS GETS RAW

What a great way to prep for the Daytona 500.Six days before the biggest race of the year, Carl Edwards will deal with a bunch of sweaty men who wear tights. No, he's not going to karaoke with Michael Waltrip's pit crew. Edwards will serve as guest host of WWE “Monday Night Raw.”Edwards is the third NASCAR driver to host the show, which gives us some perspective to help make this experience as enjoyable as possible for Captain Aflac. Remember your linesKyle Busch and Joey Logano w ...

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LOLNASCAR: LET 2010 BEGIN!

Can we all agree that 2009 was the year that pretty much everyone got screwed? We can? Good. Thanks, LOLnascar. Related links:Tony (Montoya) StewartThe secret to Jimmie Johnson's successToo much informationKyle'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 ra ...

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HITLER REACTS TO NASCAR RULE CHANGES

This starts slow, but picks up around the 1:00 minute mark. Who knew Hitler was such a big Regan Smith guy? (Winston Churchill, that's who.)The Saints' No. 1 fan: The Who Dat Dog (YouTube)11 memorable attempts at Super Bowl counterprogramming (Esquire)Tail of the Tiger Golf Balls (Mistress Edition)The NSFW making of the Pirelli Tire calendar (Jalopnik)MMA FightPicker officially live (Cage Potato)Super Bowl snacks to keep you slim (Made Man)Making a bad problem worse (Break)How to report the news ...

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DANICA 101

The New York Times checks in with an article about Danica Patrick's transition to NASCAR. Let's see. Mention about how hot it is inside the car - check. Requisite mention of how much a stock car weighs because Patrick is a girl - check. Appearance of the words "marketing gimmick" - check. Yup, we have all the makings of your standard, "Here comes Danica" piece. Patrick will confront heat in the car and competition on NASCAR tracks (New York Times) ...

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