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    LOL.....this thread better suits a southerner like yourself.


    quit bitin the black man style...

    in fact , quit biting the whole Latin thing that originated in my country of descent.


    freakin mongrel
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    IM FROM NEW JERz FAR FROM A SOUTHERNER BUT I LOVE DUMB SOUTHERN WOMEN


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    LOL so your from the armpit of the country?

    and you jumped on the heat bandwagon?



    aaaah you cockblower
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    Tonight will be interesting.

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    Tony Stewart is an asshole. You want to fight someone for cutting you off? It is the sport of racing.

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    -Man shoots self in infield at NRA 500

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nascar...1--nascar.html



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    Yo check lets battle..U SEEN UR INVITE?




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    ^^
    Yeah I'll get on that within the week.



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    NASCAR's Stewart hits, kills driver on NY track

    https://news.yahoo.com/nascars-stewa...072428432.html



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    ^Jesus!

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    ----Talladega mystery: Did missing woman make it to NASCAR race? Second fan to disappear in 18 months.


    For the second time in 18 months, police in the area of Talladega Superspeedway are investigating the disappearance of a race fan who had intended to go to the Sprint Cup race at the 2.66-mile racetrack.

    According to The Associated Press, police are searching for Teresa Benn, 42, of Calhoun County, Ala. Benn also goes by the names of Theresa Andrews and Theresa Dulaney, police said.



    Lincoln (Ala.) police investigator Matt Hill said Benn was last seen in the early hours of Sunday near the racetrack on Speedway Industrial Drive, which borders Lincoln. Also investigating are Talladega County sheriff’s investigators.

    According to AI.com, Benn left her husband “because she wanted to go to the race and he did not.”

    Authorities are not sure if Benn even made it to the track later Sunday for the Geico 500. She was reported missing about two hours after the race, just before 7:30 pm CT.

    Hill told the AP that Benn’s disappearance is being treated as a missing person’s case for now.

    According to AI.com, Benn was last seen wearing blue jeans, pink cowboy boots, a black tank top and a large, diamond-covered belt and buckle.

    Benn is the second missing person at Talladega in the last 18 months. In May 2013, Nicholas Bower of Georgia disappeared the night before the Cup race at the track. His body was found 10 days later in a nearby creek, but authorities said foul play was not involved in Bower’s death.

    Anyone who believes they may have seen Benn on Sunday or has other information is asked to call Investigator Hill at 205-763-4063.



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    --- Kurt Busch testifies his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin





    Kurt Busch testified Tuesday that Patricia Driscoll, his ex-girlfriend, was a trained assassin.

    Busch was on the stand once again as part of his testimony in a four-day hearing surrounding a no-contact order that Driscoll is seeking against Busch.

    After the relationship between the two ended, Driscoll came to Busch's motorhome at Dover in September. There, she says Busch assaulted her and slammed her head against the wall of the motorhome. Busch refutes the allegations.

    Busch previously testified that he told her to leave repeatedly on that Friday night.

    From the AP:

    ''Everybody on the outside can tell me I'm crazy, but I lived on the inside and saw it firsthand,'' Kurt Busch said when his attorney, Rusty Hardin, questioned why he still believed Patricia Driscoll is a hired killer.

    Busch, the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion, said Driscoll asserted many times that she was a trained assassin and per the AP, she hasn't disagreed with the statements in her testimony. A decision from the hearing, which concluded on Tuesday, is expected in the coming weeks.

    Busch said Driscoll repeatedly asserted her assassin status and claimed the work took her on missions across Central and South America and Africa. He recounted one time when the couple was in El Paso, Texas. He said Driscoll left in camouflage gear only to return later wearing a trench coat over an evening gown covered with blood.

    A day earlier, Busch said his ex-girlfriend told him she was a mercenary who killed people for a living and had shown him pictures of bodies with gunshot wounds.

    In December testimony from the hearing, a personal assistant to the two said Driscoll said in September she was picked up and slammed to the ground while on the Mexican border.

    In an interview with the AP late Tuesday, Driscoll denounced the allegations.

    "These statements made about being a trained assassin, hired killer, are ludicrous and without basis and are an attempt to destroy my credibility," Driscoll said. "Not even Rusty Hardin believes this."

    "I find it interesting that some of the outlandish claims come straight from a fictional movie script I've been working on for eight years," Driscoll added.

    Driscoll runs the Armed Forces Foundation, which is set up to benefit United States soldiers. She's also involved with Frontline Defense Systems, which is a defense contracting company.

    According to Give.org, the Armed Forces Foundation does not meet its charity standards.

    Busch aso said that Driscoll was monopolizing his life. AFF held events at NASCAR tracks and Driscoll played a significant role in Busch's double-race Memorial Day weekend when he ran the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600.

    Busch moved to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014 after spending a year with Furniture Row Racing. He made the Chase after winning at Martinsville in the spring.

    Stewart-Haas was his third team in three years after parting ways with Team Penske following a tumultuous 2011 season. In 2012, he was suspended for a race for threatening a reporter.



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    --- Meet the lady who's been at every single Daytona 500





    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - There was a time when ladies attended the Daytona 500 wearing high heels, gloves, and hats more fit for a Kentucky Derby than a NASCAR race. It’s true. Just ask the woman who was at those races … and every one since.

    Juanita Epton, who goes by the name “Lightnin’”, has worked in the ticket office at Daytona International Speedway since the very first day the track opened in 1959. Sunday will mark her 57th Daytona 500, and the latest stop on a journey that’s gone from the dirt tracks of Carolina to the high-sheen superspeedway of Daytona. At age 94, she’s one of the final connections to NASCAR’s earliest days, and she’s a reminder of how very much the sport, and the world around it, has changed over the last century.

    “I love the people that I work with,” she says, “but I also love the customers. I have people who I’ve been waiting on for years and years.”

    Lightnin’ got her nickname from her late husband Joe, who said you never knew when or where she might strike. It was Joe who brought her down here more than half a century ago, accompanying him as they dodged winters in North Carolina.

    Shortly after World War II, Bill France, the man who would form NASCAR in the late 1940s, hired Joe to serve as an official scorer at dirt tracks around Charlotte. Joe earned a tidy $20 per race, about $275 in today’s dollars. Joe was also responsible for making payouts to the winners, and in an era when promoters often skipped out during the race with gate receipts in hand, Joe and his cash money were a welcome sight among drivers.

    As NASCAR grew in popularity during the early 1950s, France decided to build a track that would challenge Indianapolis Motor Speedway for American superiority. France hired Joe, by now NASCAR’s official scorer, to work at his creation, and Joe brought along Lightnin’. Together, the Eptons watched the historic Daytona International Speedway take shape.

    “A lot of people say, if you’ve seen one race track, you’ve seen them all. But if you haven’t seen Daytona, you haven’t seen every race track,” Lightnin’ says. “It was something special, watching them build this. Seeing the dirt piled high on each end for the turns. When you had a swamp to start with … it was like something out of a miracle to be rising out of a swamp.”

    At that first race, the one where ladies showed up to the race in their Sunday finest, tickets started at $8 apiece, about $65 in today’s cash. (Today’s a comparative bargain; tickets start at $32 now.) There were only four grandstands, and only the first fifteen rows were even set up for bench seating. But Bill France, who lived every moment of every day with an eye toward promotion, understood racing’s growth potential. When he built those small grandstands, he poured the pilings strong and deep enough to support the much larger structures that would one day be built.

    These days, Epton works year-round at the track, which hosts two NASCAR weekends plus a host of other motorsports events. She lives alone, just her and her Chihuahua named Lily, and she still drives herself to work in a new Chevy Equinox. (“People said I was crazy, buying a new car at 94.”) Her grandchild and great-grandchild live nearby. Her voice is as steady as ever, and while her gait is a little slow these days, her blue eyes will pierce you.

    She doesn’t watch the races. She’s got work to do. “For my 50th anniversary here, they took me upstairs so I could watch the 125s,” she says. “I couldn’t stay up there. I watch my races at other tracks. Here I’m at work.”

    She’s also a long way from the tiny all-in-one building that once hosted all of Daytona’s office buildings. Epton’s ticket office today looks out on statues of Bill and Anne B. France. Across Speedway Boulevard, with a majestic view of the track, sits NASCAR’s gleaming headquarters. All around, Daytona International is in the midst of a gargantuan $400 million expansion that will transform the entire grandstand and position the track for its next half-century. Fittingly, Epton was one of the first people to ride the new escalators that will service the Daytona Rising expansion.

    Progress means change, and Epton admits there are elements of the old NASCAR that she misses. “Big Bill France used to make sure the drivers came by here and thank the girls that worked in the ticket office,” she says, and her use of “girls” is charming in a World War II-era kind of way. “Michael [Waltrip] came by last week and brought me some flowers. But now it’s such big business, and they’re so busy with their appointments, they don’t do that any more. It’s a minus. It would be uplifting if the drivers came by to say hello to the girls who are selling their tickets. Maybe one day it’ll get back to the way it was.”

    The message couldn’t be any clearer if it was skywritten above the track: this isn’t Bill France’s NASCAR any longer.

    Even so, Lightnin’ keeps on keeping on, just as she has for decades, opening mail, distributing checks, waiting on fans buying tickets. She handles just about every ticket the track distributes, and over the course of a half-century, with hundreds of thousands of tickets each year …. you can do the rough math.

    “There’s no end to it. When you think you’re at the end, here comes someone with another bin full,” Lightnin’ says. “You do what you do, and you do it with a smile.”

    [Footnote: A moment, here, to talk about Joe’s courtship of Lightnin’. Yes, NASCAR is a very different sport, but you want an idea of the world in which she grew up? Let her tell you one heck of a story:

    “I met him on a skating rink in Mississippi. He was working in Oak Ridge [Tennessee] and couldn’t get off work to get married. A girlfriend came with me to Tennessee. You had to wait a week [to get married], and he couldn’t wait a week. So we went to Kentucky, but you had to wait a week there too. So we went across the border to South Carolina in a snowstorm. A friend of his walked in front of the car across the Blue Ridge Mountains so we didn’t go off the mountain. In Greenville, South Carolina, we woke the First Baptist preacher up and got married. After that, we came back across the mountain to Knoxville, Tennessee. What a honeymoon!”]



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    The Daytona 500 was good to watch. Sad to know that it's Jeff Gordon's last one. He's been my favorite and it will suck for NASCAR not to have him around.

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