MARCH MADNESS: NASCAR EDITION

Madness has descended upon America once again. This week as folks fill in their brackets, one wonders who would win if NASCAR could compete in a bracket-style tournament. What if the best drivers, finishes, moments and hot dogs could complete head-to-head? Here is that bracket.  The first two regions match NASCAR's best finishes against each other as well as regional delicacies. While there are a number of great finishes (the 1979 Daytona 500 race, the 2001 Cracker Barrel 500 when Harvic ...

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FACT: NASCAR IS A SPORT

Next time someone tells you NASCAR is not a sport, feel free to school them by linking to this well-thought-out persuasive speech by a high school student. Then listen for the sweet silence of them shutting up.The short and brutal life of a NASCAR engine (Atlantic)Amazing basketball save (Break)Epic Cuban baseball brawl (YouTube) Zamboni falls through ice (Denver Post)Baseball considers radical realignment (SI)Rachel Leah to return as guest Octagon girl (Cage Potato)Most obvious sign ever ( ...

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WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THE LUG NUTS?

I have changed tires in my career. A little bit on the Cup and Truck Tours, a lot more in the northeast modifieds, both dirt and asphalt. Two of the most common questions I get asked are “How do they change tires so fast? What happens to all the lug nuts?”Often people follow their question with their own creative explanation. The lugs being sucked into the socket on tire removal and then going back onto the new wheel is frequently guessed by my friends outside the sport.The true expl ...

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NEW GRAN TURISMO 5 DEMO

NASCAR on Gran Turismo 5 looks ... absolutely sick. Like, better than real life. In this video, Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi talks about adding NASCAR to the Gran Turismo roster, which will feature cars from other circuits, as is the Gran Turismo way. Bonus fun: the translator in the video sounds like one of those over-dub guys from a 1970s karate movie.F1 driver falls down elevator shaft in his own home (Yahoo!)Canadians take gold in synchronized peeing (Pat's Papers)Televised interna ...

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‘HAVE AT IT, BOYS’ PUT TO THE TEST

NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton may not have coined the saying "have at it, boys," but Sunday he was asked to explain the limitations of those words. Over 150 laps down and upset with Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards spun the No. 12, who then lifted into the air, hitting the wall with the driver’s side window. The wreck was eerily similar to the wreck these two were involved in last April on the last lap at Talladega. Keselowski climbed from the car and NAS ...

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FRANK CALIENDO ON NASCAR

 Frank Caliendo on potholes, Mark Martin and Kim Kardashian's rear. They should put this guy on TV.Amanda Speed talks about her 'gay best friend' (and now husband) Scott Speed (Speedway Media)John Calipari bourbon is a thing that exists (Last Angry Fan)iPhone develops TigerText deleting app (Larry Brown Sports)Extreme rules arm wrestling (Break)High schooler Deuce Bellow has game (YouTube)MMA fighter wishes AIDS death on fellow fighter (Cage Potato)Lara Croft and Slave Leia snowball fight ( ...

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NASCAR BOOTLEGGING ROOTS

 Junior Johnson is one cool dude.Amanda Speed talks about her 'gay best friend' (and now husband) Scott (Speedway Media) ...

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STORIES REMOVED FROM CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE NASCAR SOUL

Released on Tuesday this week, "Chicken Soup for the Soul: NASCAR" contains a series of inspirational stories and motivational essays from drivers, crew chiefs and owners. The book is sure to become an instant classic, right up there with "Inside Herman's World: The Kenny Wallace Story" and "Jeff Gordon: Racing Back to the Front and then Racing Back to the Back."Amongst the inspiring words and touching stories of hope and commitment, several stories were l ...

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WHO WILL BE NASCAR STARS IN 2020?

Jeff Gordon was a 21-year-old Winston Cup rookie in 1993. A lot of doubts were tossed in Rick Hendrick’s direction when he announced his choice of who to start his third team around. Now Gordon’s name is synonymous with the sport.Since then, owners have been looking for the “next Jeff Gordon.” Gordon started gaining national recognition in 1988 on ESPN’s Thursday Night Thunder telecasts of USAC racing. He was a Busch Series rookie by 1991 and caught Hendrick’s ...

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AUTO CLUB 500 ODDS

Wow, did I screw up at Daytona.If anyone doubted this pick column concept was for the sake of fun and merriment, just look at my Daytona debacle from last week.In hindsight, I should have stayed away from any driver associated with Whopper Man,  jumped off Harvick’s lower odds and put my money on Clint Bowyer (same driver/better money maker if he won) and Jamie McMurrary, whom I will now dub Captain Restrictor Plate.What could have been was a $300 payout and $250 in profit. What did h ...

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