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The NASCAR/Nick Offerman Super Bowl Commercial Kicks Tuchus

 

 

 

 

 

” There are two NASCAR Super Bowl XLIX commercials floating around the intertubes, a two-plus-minute spot and a cut-down, :30 version. With airtime costing $9 million per minute ($150,000/second!), it’s probably safe to assume that NASCAR will air the shorter version during the game, but we think you deserve to see the full-boat version too:(see above)

   What We See: Both versions feature Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman with his giant, manly man moustache, advocating for saving America’s fast-disappearing values by watching NASCAR on the NBC Sports Network (there is no mention of the Fox coverage that starts in February). Visually, it’s pretty much all Offerman all the time, but the background vignettes are packed with uniquely American jingoistic icons: star-spangled thong bathing suits, rodeo bull riding, double-neck electric guitars, victory-lane donuts, giant slabs o’beef on the grill, and, oh yeah, beer. Mixed in with all of this is plenty of track action, including a Big Wreck and a scene where Offerman, wearing a now-banned Dale Sr.–style open-face helmet, edges out Kevin Harvick for the checkered flag. The music is fast paced, the copy is clever, and Offerman nails every line, including rhyming “Busches” with “tuchus” while maintaining a straight face.”

 

 

  See the 30 second spot and read more at Car & Driver:  “When our idea of danger is eating gluten , there’s trouble afoot … ” LMAO …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post-Race Brawl Between Keselowski, Gordon & Harvick

 

 

 

 

 

” After the conclusion of the second race of the Eliminator Round at Texas Motor Speedway, a fight ensued on pit road between Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick.

  On the first green-white-checkered attempt, the No. 2 of Keselowski got into the side of Gordon’s No. 24, cutting Gordon’s tire and sending him spinning.

  Harvick and Keselowski battled hard on the ensuing final restart — finishing second and third, respectively — but the emotions boiled over onto pit road.

  Gordon approached the No. 2 after a cool-down lap, talking to Keselowski at first before Harvick came up from behind and pushed the 2012 Sprint Cup Series champion. A brawl then broke out between drivers and crews, leaving both Keselowski and Gordon with bloody faces. “

 

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Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski Fight After Charlotte Race

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The tension and frustration of NASCAR’s playoffs spilled over into post-race contact on the track, on pit road and in the garage Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway following the Bank of America 500.

  Normally mild-mannered Matt Kenseth attacked Brad Keselowski in between Team Penske’s transporters, putting Keselowski in a headlock before they were separated.

  That confrontation capped a wild and confusing series of events which included contact between Kenseth, Keselowski, Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart.

Here’s what happened: “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NASCAR Fan Brings Out Caution At Richmond By Climbing Fence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A fan once stole the pace car at Talladega Superspeedway. The sprinklers once came on unexpectedly during a green flag run at Richmond International Raceway. A hole developed mid-race in Turn 1 during the Daytona 500. Juan Pablo Montoya hit a jet dryer under caution setting off a massive fire, also during the Daytona 500. 

  Last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a cat or squirrel (the jury is still out) ran across the track in front of race leader Kevin Harvick.

  Well, Saturday night at Richmond, another incident was added to the list of NASCAR oddities. 

  With 69 laps to go in the Federated Auto Parts 400, NASCAR was forced to throw the caution flag for “security” reasons. 

  That reason? A fan had climbed the catchfence separating the Turn 4 grandstands from the 43-car field racing below. The shirtless fan was brought down by local authorities while the race was slowed under the yellow flag. “

 

More at Fox Sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Stewart Runs Over Driver During Confrontation, Killing Him

 

 

 

 

 

 

” NASCAR driver Tony Stewart ran over a competitor, 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr., during a confrontation at a sprint car race on Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York. Ward was killed.

  In the video above, via YouTube, you can see Ward apparently confronting Stewart on foot after Ward’s car is run into the wall. He is struck, dragged, then thrown a number of feet. According to Ontario County Sheriff Philip C. Povero, Ward was dead on arrival at the hospital.”

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Lynda Petty, Wife Of Richard Petty, Passes Away

 

 

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” The NASCAR community is mourning the death of Lynda Petty, wife of seven-time NASCAR champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty.

  Lynda, 72, died Tuesday after a lengthy fight with cancer.”

 

 

Lynda Petty

 

 

” A mother of four children including NASCAR on FOX analyst Kyle Petty, Lynda Petty was diagnosed with central nervous system lymphoma in 2010 and underwent treatments at Duke University Medical Center. Her death was announced Tuesday afternoon by Richard Petty Motorsports.”

 

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Jeff Burton 46′ Boat Construction Time Lapse 

 

 

 

 

 

Uploaded on Feb 17, 2011

” NASCAR driver Jeff Burton’s 46′ custom boat being built by Jarrett Bay Boatworks. This video covers the entire 1 year build process from January 2010 – 2011. http://www.jarrettbay.com/jeff-burton “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NASCAR Eyes Sponsor Decisions

 

 

 

 

” NASCAR plans to become more involved in race-sponsorship decisions by speedways in light of the continuing controversy surrounding the National Rifle Association’s sponsorship of the Sprint Cup race Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.

“The NRA’s sponsorship of the event at Texas Motor Speedway fit within existing parameters that NASCAR affords tracks in securing partnerships,” said NASCAR spokesman David Higdon. “However, this situation has made it clear that we need to take a closer look at our approval process moving forward, as current circumstances need to be factored in when making decisions.”

“We’ve had fewer than a dozen responses,” Gossage said. “Of those, only two had purchased tickets [to other TMS events]. There is no controversy or big uproar or even a tiny uproar. As for this senator, I appreciate a good publicity effort as much as anyone.”

Sources confirmed Friday that two drivers were advised by their public relations directors not to do interviews in the TMS media center so they could avoid having the NRA logo behind them.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENATOR TRIES TO SHUT DOWN NRA-SPONSORED NASCAR RACE

 

 

 

” Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) has a great new idea for gun control grandstanding: call on Rupert Murdoch to cancel a NASCAR race sponsored by the NRA this weekend.  Murphy claims the National Rifle Association sponsorship would be “inappropriate in the immediate wake of the Newtown massacre.”

The “immediate wake” of Newtown?  The shooting occurred in December.  When does the “immediate wake” end?  2014?  2018?  Never?

The race is to be held at the Texas Motor Speedway, which as the reader might surmise, is not located in Connecticut.  Murphy doesn’t seem interested in rational discourse, as CNN relates his letter to Murdoch:

“The race not only brings national attention to an organization that has been the face of one side of this heated debate, it also features the live shooting of guns at the end of the race,” Murphy wrote to Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, which owns the Fox network where the race will be broadcast.

“I would like to make a similar challenge to you,” Murphy told the media mogul in his letter Thursday. “You should play a constructive role in our national dialogue by refraining from broadcasting the NRA 500. By airing this race you will be strengthening the brand of a radical organization that is currently standing in the way of meaningful progress on this issue.”

So much for all the balloon juice about how much Democrats “respect your Second Amendment rights” and want to be best pals with “responsible gun owners” and “responsible hunters.”  That’s what the NRA is.  For months, Democrats have called for a “national conversation on guns,” but it turns out people who join that conversation on the “wrong” side can’t even sponsor a NASCAR race.

Murphy is making a totalitarian effort to read the NRA completely out of society.  Conveniently enough, once you’ve been designated an unspeakable monster, it is no longer necessary to salute your “rights” or take your dissent seriously.  

If you don’t like the word “totalitarian,” well, stop running around and being totalitarian, gun control nuts.  Asserting that no one can dissent from your agenda in good faith, and must obey your commands without complaint, is a totalitarian impulse.  So is using human props to make “arguments” that no one is allowed to refute, without being accused of monstrous insensitivity.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Chris Murphy To NASCAR: Drop NRA Sponsorship

 

 

” Sen. Chris Murphy wants NASCAR to pass on NRA’s race sponsorship.

In a letter sent Thursday to NASCAR CEO Brian France, Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, asks the stock car racing association to drop the NRA’s sponsorship of an April race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The race, in NASCAR’s top flight, will be the NRA 500.

“By giving the NRA sponsorship of a major NASCAR race, NASCAR has crossed a line – you have decided to put yourself in the middle of a political debate, and you have taken a side that stands in opposition to the wishes of so many Newtown families who support common sense gun reform,” Murphy wrote. “Whether or not this was your intention, your fans will infer from this sponsorship that NASCAR and the NRA are allies in the current legislative debate over gun violence. By announcing this new partnership at the very height of Congress’s deliberations over gun reform, NASCAR has inserted itself into a political debate that has nothing to with the business of NASCAR.” “

 

 

Sweet! NRA to Sponsor NASCAR Cup Race in Texas

 

 

 

 

” The deal with Texas Motor Speedway comes at a time when the NRA is involved in a renewed debate on gun violence in the wake of the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

“It’s not about politics. It’s about sports marketing,” TMS president Eddie Gossage said Monday after the announcement of the one-year agreement with the NRA that includes a renewal option. “

 

Daytona Crash Injures Dozens Of Fans

Nationwide Wreck Injures Fans

Daytona Wreck Kyle Larsen

 DAYTONA BEACH, FLA

” At least 28 people were injured — two critically — during the last lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, officials said, when a car slammed into the catch fence and came apart.

The incident was the result of a last-lap crash in the battle for the win. Kyle Larson’s car was launched into the fence as drivers crashed around him and Tony Stewart took the checkered flag. The suspension and tires from Larson’s car went into the fence, with one tire appearing to sail over it. The front end was sheared off of Larson’s car, but the driver climbed from it.

Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III confirmed that 14 people were transported off property and an additional 14 were treated in the at-track care center.”

 

Here’s a view from the grandstand

 

 

 

Danica Takes The Pole

MAKING HISTORY: DANICA PATRICK BECOMES FIRST WOMAN TO WIN NASCAR POLE

 

 

 

” NASCAR driver Danica Patrick made history on Sunday, becoming the first female driver to win a pole at a NASCAR race when she won the Daytona 500 pole.

Patrick was the eighth driver on the track in Sunday’s qualifying session at Daytona and had the fastest qualifying time, covering the 2 1/2-mile Daytona superspeedway lap in 45.817 seconds. She averaged 196.434 mph. She is also the first woman to win a pole at any major auto race in history.”

Danica Patrick Fastest In Daytona 500 Practice

 

 

 

” DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — If two practices are any indication,Danica Patrick is a solid candidate to win the pole for the Daytona 500.

Patrick turned the fastest lap Saturday in a pair of practice sessions focused solely on qualifying for the Daytona 500. She went 196.220 mph around Daytona International Speedway in the second practice session and said she’s eyeing the top starting spot in ”The Great American Race.”

”Everything that we do is to make sure that we do whatever we can to be on the pole,” Patrick said. ”That is what we all are shooting for.”

The front row for the Feb. 24 season-opening Daytona 500 will be set in Sunday’s time trials. The rest of the field is set next Thursday after a pair of qualifying races.”

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   Got something you want to buy ? Get Obama to show an interest in it and get it for a song … LOL

   The value of everything the man is associated with plummets virtually overnight .

  ” When President Barack Obama turned down free tickets to this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at
New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the track hoped to auction off the “presidential” tickets to raise big money for charity. Instead, the
tickets went for less than face value. The four tickets, which are emblazoned with Obama’s
name and the White House address, were sold for $300. Bidding began at $100 and the tickets, which are for some of the best seats at the track, are valued at $110 each. “

Huh ?

  “President Obama’s eco-friendly EPA inked a green partnership deal with high-octane NASCAR Monday to promote recycling and environmentally-friendly products to the sport’s millions of fans.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, NASCAR will encourage fans to buy “sustainable concessions” at races, expand the use of “safer chemical products,” conserve water, reduce waste, promote recycling, push products approved by the EPA that have a small enviro footprint and encourage suppliers to get an “E3 tuneup” aimed at promoting sustainable manufacturing.Missing: any talk of greening races or race cars that consume about 450,000 gallons of gas a year and average five miles per gallon. ”

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