CHECKER O’REILLY AUTO PARTS 500 ODDS

Entertainment purposes only. There, I typed it.Phoenix odds are out, and to the surprise of no one, Jimmie Johnson is favored to win this weekend. Since you knew that already, here are some other items to pique your interest.  Busch brothers activate    Kyle and Kurt Busch might not be the best of running buddies on the track, but each is 12/1 Sunday. Kurt Busch has run well on various types of tracks all year. Kyle Busch is the only non-Chase driver to have any chance of ...

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NASCAR BEER CAP SHRINE

Great story from The Windsor Star newspaper today about one Canadian's impressive NASCAR beer cap shrine. Sam Thornton's garage is festooned - yes, I just said festooned - with more than 46,000 beer bottle caps. (Budweiser and Coors only. And no, he did not drink all of those beers himself.) The beer caps complement the retired Chrysler worker's collection of NASCAR memorabilia. The garage is also where he and his friends and family watch races.  Said Thornton, "There's lots of laughs ...

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WHY THE SPRINT CUP NEEDS A DIRT RACE

The World of Outlaws World Finals was held Saturday on The Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The four-tenths mile oval hosted the championship round for the touring late models and sprint cars. I had foot surgery right before the weekend and could not attend the race, even though it was a half-hour drive from my front door. But being laid up on the couch can make one a close friend with SPEED TV. And to my good fortune live dirt-track coverage was provided. While taking in all the Texas ...

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MAN IN NASCAR HAT ATTEMPTS TO ROB BANK

This one crossed my path somewhat after-the-fact, but in the interest of maintaining full NASCAR Fan Crime Spree coverage, I am duty bound to report the following. On Oct. 6 a man wearing a NASCAR baseball cap attempted to rob a Kannapolis, N.C., Wachovia bank. Police say the man handed the teller a note demanding money. (Take that, big-city snobs who think we're all illiterate.) The man, who did not display a weapon, apparently did the old finger-gun-in-the-pocket trick. He quickly became start ...

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A DOG’S THOUGHTS ON NASCAR

A dogs thoughts on NASCAR - Watch more Funny VideosAre you listening to this dog, Brian France? Are you?!!?For when you are not napping...Jared from Subway dresses up as Carl Edwards or Hanz and Franz or something on Halloween (YouTube)The best touchdown celebration dances ever (Holy Taco)Dana White wasn't impressed with Strikeforce (Cage Potato)Is Sammy Sosa turning white? (Chicago Tribune)Joey Chestnut adds meatball eating trophy to his mantle (AP)The new Reebok girl Jessica Felice (Gunaxin)Be ...

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