Category Archives: Motorsports

The Many Deaths of Barney The Dinosaur: Brnd500

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.

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NASCAR Commercials (circa 1989-1992)

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!

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1500 Tara Place: “The Most Prestigious Address In Motorsports” (circa 1992)

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.

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Fox Sports got Jim Ross to give real commentary for the hilarious NASCAR fight

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

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The Riveting, Blackout-Inducing World of Plane Racing

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

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360° Stig (4K) – Top Gear

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

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Ode to monster truck rally commercials

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

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Dirt Track Sundays

Fellowship. Where I live in Northwest Georgia, it’s a term for a social gathering tied to shared beliefs that mostly have to do with religion but you don’t say that. That describes the Rome International Speedway.

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The Car Race Where a Junker Always Wins

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a race car driver, you’re a good shade tree mechanic, and a bit of a daredevil, the 24 Hours of LeMons is for you. Once described as “the Weird Al version” of auto racing, participants compete in hours-long races driving cars costing $500 or less. More than a dozen LeMon events are held across the country, each with its own eclectic brand of auto tomfoolery. Photographer Jamie Kripke documented the crazy creations and hilarious hijinks of a race at High Plains Raceway outside Denver.

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Ken Block Tears Up Los Angeles In Custom 1965 Mustang

As part of Hoonigan’s Gymkhana driving series, professional driver Ken Block carved LA’s asphalt rivers in a custom 845hp, all-wheel-drive 1965 Ford Mustang.

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