Battle of the Beers

Battle of the Beers – Coca-Cola 600

The Battle of the Beers is the weekly drinking game focusing on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. News, discussion topics and other themes of the week are highlighted and in proper Brake and Clutch form, we target them for a drinking game.

Preferred Drink: Rum and Coke (it is the Coke 600, after all)

Drinking Game

-If they understandably mention Memorial Day, take a shot.

-Relatedly, if they mention the names of fallen soldiers being on the windshields of the cars, take a shot (and if you meet or are with a Gold Star relative, aka someone whose relative in the military has died, or a fallen soldier’s friend, buy them one too).

-If they discuss the aero package from the All Star Race, take a shot.

-If they mention Chase Elliott taking over Spencer Gallagher’s seat for some races while Gallagher is going through the Road to Recovery program, finish your drink.

-If they talk about the visit by Martin Truex Jr and Furniture Row Racing to the White House, finish your drink.

-If they bring up the Joey Logano and Kyle Larson crash in the All Star Race, finish your drink.

-If Fox mentions the rail cam, take a drink.

#TBT

#TBT – Indianapolis 500

Since it’s Memorial Day Weekend, we’ve got a second Throwback Thursday for you! As mentioned in the previous post, don’t forget to remember those in the military who lost their lives as well.

2014

In the second-closest finish in Indy 500 history, Ryan Hunter-Reay took the win over Helio Castroneves. Here’s a flashback to the finish.

 

Also in 2014 was Jim Nabors’ last time singing Back Home Again In Indiana. If you want to sing along, feel free – I definitely do.

 

2016

Alexander Rossi took home the win in the 100th running of the race, becoming the first rookie to do so since 2001 when Castroneves nabbed the win. The race was historical in another way – the local television blackout of the race, which occurs every year, was lifted for the first time due to the sellout.

 

#TBT

#TBT – Coca-Cola 600

Throwback Thursday is the segment that takes you down Memory Lane for the races each week. While we more importantly remember all the military members who have lost their life, here’s some memories from the longest race of the NASCAR season.

2013

In one of the odder moments in NASCAR, the race had to be paused because a TV cable broke and a NASCAR official had to pick it up. Here’s some footage of the incident.

 

2015

Carl Edwards won the race that year on fuel and snapped a winless streak of 31 races. Here’s a look back at the last few laps and his backflip.

 

2008

Here’s a Crank It Up segment from the race that year. There are some familiar now-retired faces in it such Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards and Mark Martin.

30 Odd 6

30 Odd 6 – Alex Bowman

So, 30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. However, since there were only 21 cars in the All Star Race, we’re focusing on the guy who unfortunately came in last.

Name: Alex Bowman

Age: 25

Hometown: Tuscon, AZ

Team: Hendrick Motorsports

Odd 6

  1. Outside of the car, he likes working on cars, quarter midgets, spending time on the lake and playing with his two dogs, Roscoe and Finn.
  2. Thinking of cars, his favorite is the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
  3. His choice of food is Mexican.
  4. When he goes on vacation, he loves going to Grand Lake, CO.
  5. In terms of tracks, he really likes ISM Raceway (which makes sense just for the fact that it’s his home track).
  6. He had nine national championships and 165 feature wins under his belt by 2006.
Battle of the Beers

Battle of the Beers – NASCAR’s All Star Race

The Battle of the Beers is the weekly drinking game focusing on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. News, discussion topics and other themes of the week are highlighted and in proper Brake and Clutch form, we target them for a drinking game.

Preferred Beer: Heineken (if you listen to thedailymeal.com, that was their favorite beer out of the best-selling beers in the U.S. and we’re going for an all-star beer here)

Drinking Game

-If they talk about the NASCAR Next class of 2018, finish your drink.

-If they discuss Catwalk for a Cause and how much money the event raised, take a shot.

-If they go into the news about legalized gambling and what it could mean for NASCAR, finish your drink.

-There’s a rappelling challenge and fundraising event scheduled at the NASCAR Hall of Fame scheduled for late September, so if they mention that, take a drink.

-If they mention Hertz’s new sponsorship of William Byron, take a drink.

-If they talk about the wreck between Byron and Clint Bowyer, take a shot.

-If they talk about the drama between Chase Elliott and Ricky Stenhouse Jr, take a shot.

-If they discuss all the problems with inspection lately, finish your drink.

-If they mention Camping World’s sponsorship extension and name change of the truck series (it’ll become the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series), take a drink.

-I’m not sure if they’ll mention this, but if they discuss a recent college grad’s NASCAR-style post-graduation video (I apologize for all the links this week and I promise this is the last one, but you can view it here), take a drink.