DANICA PATRICK MEGA-GALLERY

After a season of whirlwind speculation, Danica Patrick finally announced her move to NASCAR late last year.  This is the biggest event for rabid fanboys like us since Princess Leia donned a two-piece for 1983's "Return of The Jedi."  So, even though we have done the Danica thing to death, please allow us just one more gratuitous post featuring the race car driver bombshell. We - regrettably - have never featured Patrick in a gallery before.   Now for some videos ...

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SARAH PALIN ATTENDING DAYTONA 500

 Rogue-ity, rogue-ity, rogue-ity! Let's go racing, boys! Sarah Palin, pictured above, (kidding!), is attending the Daytona 500. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Palin has requested credentials for the Feb. 14th event. Palin is booked to speak at the annual Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce dinner on Feb. 15. Palin will arrive one day early to attend the race at Daytona International Speedway. The former vice presidential candidate to Republican John McCain, and author of ...

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NASCAR MEDIA TOUR INFAMOUS MOMENTS

Rock over Concord! Rock on Kannapolis! The 2010 NASCAR Media Tour is coming to a town near you. This rollicking event kicks off Monday, Jan. 18 in Concord, N.C. Over the next four days, the "most notorious tour in all of motorsports" will rock Charlotte, Statesville and the aircraft carrier used by Team Red Bull. While the press releases from this event are snooze-worthy, the parties are killer. Here are the five most infamous moments from past NASCAR Media Tours.5. Mark Martin's Legal ...

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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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