I found these floating around AOL back in in the mid-1990s, perfect entertainment for a 12-year-old with a chip on his shoulder! If anyone can help me track down the original creator, please let me know!
Barney the Dinosaur wipes out in a major crash during the Indy 500.
Remember back when no one wanted the broadcast rights to NASCAR, so Turner took a chance and ran wild with them?
How about back when the only people who knew what NASCAR was were walking out of a screening of “Days of Thunder”? Those were the days!
Following a major renovation at Atlanta Motor Speedway, some forward-thinking real estate developers decided to build a condominium complex adjacent to the grandstand. 1500 Tara Place is, technically, the address for the track, too–which is odd. The condos still stand today, even though they function more as corporate club-level boxes than anything else. I honestly don’t know who would pay $800k to live in a condo in Hampton, GA when they could buy an estate house in an adjacent neighborhood for less than half that price! Even the main selling point–the fact that it overlooks the track–is only good for a couple weekends a year! For the money, I think I’d rather buy a helicopter to fly in on race weekends.
The “fight” wasn’t so much a fight as it was a hugging match, and Jim Ross makes that point hilariously clear. “The toughest thing out there is the concrete!”
For a long time now, one of the go-to memes for internet sports blogs has been dubbing commentary from legendary WWE announcer Jim Ross over various slobberknocking events in the sports world.
Source: Fox Sports got Jim Ross to give real commentary for the hilarious NASCAR fight
Flying just a few feet above the ground at more than 200 mph and suffering up to 10 Gs of force would terrify most people. Kirby Chambliss calls “a perfect fit.”
Source: The Riveting, Blackout-Inducing World of Plane Racing | WIRED
Some say he only recently emerged in three dimensions. All we know is that you should watch this on your phone.
Source: 360° Stig (4K) – Top Gear
SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!!!! BIG TRUUUUUUCKS!!!! ALL SEATS JUST TEN DOLLARS!!!! KIDS AND OLD PEOPLE NOT ALLOWED!!!!
Unlike the author of this article, I have been to a few monster truck rallies in my day, and they’re just as fabulous as the commercials promise!
I’ve never been to a monster truck rally, however I feel their commercials are a truly a specialized, and under-appreciated art form! Please join me in enjoying these few, fine examples.
Source: Ode to monster truck rally commercials – Boing Boing
In NASCAR, you don’t make it to the top without a crew that can fix you up and get you back on the oval.
Source: The Elegant, Sweaty Art of a NASCAR Pit Stop | WIRED