Fan video by Lynn8833. The song is 3 Doors Down's "Shine," which can currently be heard in 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics promos.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. wowed 'em last Sunday when he gave Jamie McMurray a run for his money on the last lap of the Daytona 500. It's a sure bet that more fans in the stands were on their feet cheering for him to catch the leader than for the leader himself. Ditto for many fans at home. And in the broadcast booth, Darrell Waltrip couldn't hide his excitement for Junior's charge and shot at the win.
Junior Nation is once again optimistic that he is on a winning team and this will finally be his season. Critics, however, suggest that his season-opening performance was nothing more than an Earnhardt on a superspeedway on any given Sunday.
That point would be difficult to argue if Dale Jr. had lead all day and won after a long run. I think that pushing cars out of his way and gaining eight positions in two laps is kinda hard to chalk up to restrictor plate luck. That was chutzpah. Chutzpah can win. What say you?
How'd ya like to hail a cab and have these guys pick you up?!
Another NASCAR season, another clever Young Guns campaign from Gillette to keep fans entertained during commercial breaks.
Three teams of two NASCAR drivers are competing in the Gillette 500: Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin and Kasey Kahne, and Kyle Busch and Joey Logano.
Fans can get in on the action by joining their favorite team and competing to win a hometown BBQ with one of the Young Guns and 10 of their friends.
The tallglassofmilk is Carl and Clint's team captain. We are competing against The Fast and Fabulous Valli (KK & DHam) and Summer Dreyer of The Element of Speed (Kyle & Joey). Gillette will make a donation to the winning team's charity of choice.
Race winner Kurt Busch and wife Eva (AP Photo/Tim Boyd)
Kurt Busch won a rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, leading an unlikely top-finishing five: 2. Michael Waltrip 3. J.J. Yeley 4. Martin Truex Jr. 5. Elliott Sadler
Just announced Hendrick Motorsports lame duck driver Casey Mears led more laps in the LENOX Industrial 301 than he has all season and enjoyed his third 7th place finish. Kyle Busch is still the series points leader; the top six positions in the standings remain unchanged.
Where's Your Head Spotter At?
The accident that sent all the leaders to the pits happened on lap 271 when Dale Earnhardt Jr., dropped down out of the groove to pit. Jamie McMurray didn't see Earnhardt and smashed the rear end of Junior's car, which spun down pit road. McMurray's car careened across the race track and collected the side of David Ragan's car, spinning him around.
What up, spotters?
Quoting Jamie McMurray on this...
"Typically when guys pit like that the spotters all get together and wave their hands or what not and the spotter never said anything and I was looking at the 10 car [of Patrick Carpentier] on the outside. I was on the apron because that's where I'd been running all day. I didn't see Junior until I hit him."
Juan Pablo Montoya turned Kyle Busch around under caution and received a two lap penalty for "aggressive driving."
The 2008 NASCAR Summer Series kicks off on TNT today at Pocono Raceway. TNT's NASCAR coverage theme song, Steppenwolf's classic "Born To Be Wild," is performed by Hinder and is available on their latest album, Extreme Behavior.