TOP 10 NASCAR TRADITIONS

When Jimmie Johnson kissed the bricks at The Brickyard on Sunday, he continued one of NASCAR’s most beloved traditions. Such traditions are important. They connect fans with the sport and provide much-needed landmarks within a grueling schedule. It seems like almost every race, every track and every legendary driver offers a bit of history for people to enjoy. These ten traditions stand out. 10. Hall of Fame Induction. Our first tradition has yet to take place. It is scheduled for 2010 ...

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KISSING THE BRICKS: NASCAR’S BEST TRADITION?

The Sprint Cup has many fine traditions: Speedweeks, the night race at Bristol and flipping off Kyle Busch, just to name a few. But it is one of the sport's newest traditions that has emerged as one of its most beloved. Since 1996, no race at The Brickyard has been complete without the kissing of the bricks. This Sunday at the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 43 drivers will vie for the pleasures of the flesh that Bill Elliott, above, experienced in 2002.The Sprint Cup started runnin ...

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