Welcome back, Jimmy Watts!

Four weeks ago, in the immediate aftermath of Atlanta and an unfortunate, momentary lapse of reason, Jimmy Watts was used and abused, highlighted, pilloried, and then, unceremoniously left by the side of the road, a carcass, a shell, a sad casualty of a modern, unfeeling media. Not really -- but you know how we in the media love us some hyperbole! And, in truth, Watts did enjoy a few depressing moments of largely unwanted fame for chasing that tire at Atlanta. Well, his four-week suspensi ...

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The Six Most Interesting Stories in NASCAR History — In One Convenient Spot!

More Jimmy Watts, still more economic unpleasantness, and an interesting theory to explain why it is Kurt Busch might be driving the wheels off his No. 2 Dodge. Just a brief sampling of some what some members of the illustrious Fourth Estate think about NASCAR today. More Jimmy Watts, still more economic unpleasantness, and an interesting theory to explain why it is Kurt Busch might be driving the wheels off his No. 2 Dodge. Just a brief sampling of some what some members ...

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Elliott Sadler Weighs In On Jimmy Watts

This Jimmy Watts thing, it's just the gift that keeps on giving. You might think our fascination with his idiocy should have run its course by now. Four days on, however, his split-second stupidity remains a veritable fount of material; on this Thursday, we can thank Elliott Sadler for revitalizing this sucker (that's Sadler, above, in the No. 38, doing what God never intended in a Cup car). Had Elliott muttered a simple eh, let's move on already yesterday, I'd have nothing.But, no. ...

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Jimmy Watts Needed to Be Taught a Hard Lesson

Years ago, my son decided it wouldn't be unreasonable to shove a dinner fork into a power outlet. Fortunately, my wife and I, we have no class, so our cutlery is cheap -- the kind with white plastic handles riveted to Grade Z steel you buy at Woolworth's? Anyway, the plastic served to insulate my little genius from the worst of the shock, but Einstein did fry the outlet and just generally scare the crap out of himself. And me.  Years ago, my s ...

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NASCAR Might Drop The Hammer on Jimmy Watts

According to media reports, NASCAR is considering further punishment for hapless Jimmy Watts, the unfortunate sap who made the absolutely dumb-as-a-rock decision to chase a stray tire into the infield grass at Atlanta on Sunday -- hey, those cars out there, they sure are moving fast! I wonder what would happen if one of those suckers suddenly, inexplicably lost control and came barreling toward me. Ah, never mind ... now, where'd that dang tire go?!?Obviously, Watts vapor locked ...

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