50 THINGS MORE EXCITING THAN SUNDAY’S RACE AT TALLADEGA

1. The text of the House health care bill2. Women's golf3. Listening to a 4-year-old talk4. Listening to Tom Cruise talk5. All-staff meetings at work6. My married friends' Facebook updates7. Larry King8. A TV interview with Derek Jeter9. The new Jay Leno show10. The Economist magazine11. The Cleveland Browns' offense 12. Flight attendant safety-procedure announcements13. Mark Martin's haircut14. Department store music15. Candle enthusiasts16. People who love farmers' markets (Los Angeles only ...

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NASCAR STOLE THE SHOW

Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 was billed as one of the most exciting and heart-pounding races of the season. The promos of the spectacular last-lap crash from April’s race prepped those watching at home for a race full of intense action. However, Sunday’s race was one of the strangest events in recent memory at the 2.66-mile superspeedway. Prior to the event, NASCAR announced it would implement a smaller restrictor plate to slow down the cars in an effort to ensure safer raci ...

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NEWMAN CRITICIZES NASCAR

Ryan Newman was ticked off following his horror-show crash at Talladega, and can you blame him? Newman, who is an engineer, warned NASCAR that it is playing with fire at restrictor-plate tracks. After his wreck, he unloaded on the powers that be, criticizing the sport's inability to keep cars on the track, boring racing and drivers' lack of freedom. Video below. ...

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AMP ENERGY 500 ODDS

Tallafrickindega. A word? Not even close. Dreadful grammar? Damn skippy. But when you take a look at the odds for this week’s Amp Energy 500, it’s clear why this bad boy is a track unlike any other on the Sprint Cup circuit. JIMMIE JOHNSON IS WHERE?Sure, our research suggests Johnson will win his fourth consecutive Sprint Cup. But three others have better odds than Johnson, a stark contrast from last week in Martinsville where Vegas was begging you not to take the champ.BRAD ...

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NASCAR HALLOWEEN PAINT SCHEMES

 Everybody loves to decorate for Halloween, even NASCAR teams. Well, not all teams - mostly just those sponsored by M&M'S and, occasionally, Coors, although there have been a few exceptions over the years. Photos below. Last image NSFW!  Universal Monsters schemes Tony and The Great PumpkinClint BOOyerKyle Petty Coors Pumpkin (mid-1990s)Thankfully, paint scheme design has evolved past the "cardboard door pumpkin" style of this ride.St. Jude's Pumpkin carOkay, so s ...

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