NASCAR IS MEDIEVAL

Professor Karyn Rybacki believes that NASCAR race weekends provide modern humans with a link to our medieval past. And she's not just talking about the smell of 1,000 port-o-johns in the North Carolina sun. Rybacki likens drivers to knights from the days of yore and says that modern fans are like the throngs of commoners who traveled many miles to make merry before jousting competitions. "Instead of the horse," she said, "you have horsepower."The similarities first struck ...

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