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#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.

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#TBT – Talladega Superspeedway

Throwback Thursday is the segment that takes you down Memory Lane for the races each week. Here’s to turning up, slowing down and cars going real fast because we’re in Talladega this week!

April 2009

Conveniently, it’s 9 years to the day since this happened. Carl Edwards looked like he was going to win……until there was contact with Brad Keselowski. Edwards ended up flipping while Keselowski took the checkered flag.

 

October 2000

It was a close ending to the race, but that’s what makes it fun to watch. Dale Earnhardt took home the win (his 76th overall) and the Winston Million with this race.

 

 

Battle of the Beers

Battle of the Beers – STP 500

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. Have fun with the race at Martinsville!

Preferred beer: Miller Lite (most popular beer in Virginia)

Drinking game

-If the snow in Martinsville is mentioned, take a shot.

-If Carl Edwards not returning to driving in NASCAR is discussed, finish your drink.

-If the Axalta and Hendrick Motorsports sponsorship extension is discussed, take a drink.

-If Jimmie Johnson and Lowe’s parting ways gets discussed, take a shot.

-If the BK Racing bankruptcy case is discussed, finish your drink.

-If they make a paperclip reference, take a shot.

-If they talk about the new PNC sponsorship of NASCAR, finish your drink.

-If they talk about the grandfather clock, take a shot.

Retired Odd 6

Retired Odd 6 – Carl Edwards

Remember 30 Odd 6 during the season, which focused on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? This is the same idea, only for retiring or retired drivers instead. We’re going back to 2015 again for someone who retired unexpectedly.

Name: Carl Edwards

Age: 38

Hometown: Columbia, MO

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing

Odd 6

  1. He went to Mizzou (aka the University of Missouri) and was a part-time substitute teacher before signing on with Roush Fenway Racing.
  2. He’s a fan of WWE and is friends with John Cena. He even got to host WWE Raw in February 2010.
  3. He has his own record label called Back40 Records with a friend from high school.
  4. He has his private pilot’s license and flies his own plane.
  5. He was on The Price Is Right and helped give away NASCAR-themed prizes.
  6. When he’s not in the car, he enjoys bicycling, aviation, fitness training and reading.
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#TBT – NASCAR Victory Lap

Throwback Thursday is the segment that takes you down Memory Lane for the races each week. Viva Las Vegas, everyone, it’s time to party with this year’s playoff drivers! We’ve got a look back at a Victory Lap from a few years ago.

2013

Jimmie Johnson getting lost and lots of rubber sure sounds a lot like Vegas. Plus, there are some retired drivers in there (looking at you, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Jeff Gordon). I am impressed with Biffle’s burnout – that was exactly what I was hoping someone would do.

For extra fun, here’s the view from Carl Edwards’ car during the event (I would NOT recommend watching this if you get motion sickness and/or car sickness).