What happens when NASCAR drivers play ‘Jeopardy’ – Nascar (blog)
Inside Groove: Racing with an attitude
NASCAR drivers convened in Las Vegas on Fremont Street to play a rousing round of ‘Jeopardy’ on Wednesday as part of Champion’s Week. Here’s what we learned.
1.) KYLE BUSCH RECEIVES MANY AWARDS AND PROCLAMATIONS FROM HIS HOMETOWN OF LAS VEGAS FROM REPRESENTATIVES OF SENATORS AND MAYORS WHO COULD NOT BE THERE.
Lest we forget that Kyle and his brother Kurt and natives of Sin City, so it’s only natural that he receive many proclamations from people representing politicians who could not be there because they’re in Washington D.C. “working.” The most intriguing was the declaration signed by the state senate making it “Kyle Busch Day” in Las Vegas. Cool and all, but he was told this at approximately 2:45 p.m. If you have your own day, at least tell the guy when he wakes up. Instead, he finds out around the time “Judge Judy” is on. We genuinely hope you enjoyed Kyle Busch Late Afternoon And Evening, Kyle.
2.) NASCAR DRIVERS HAVE GREAT DIFFICULTY REMEMBERING TO ANSWER IN THE FORM OF A QUESTION.
Perhaps they could answer in a way that’s more familiar to them. “Remember, your answer must be in the form of a blatant sponsor mention” or “Remember, your answer must be in the form of you berating your crew chief that the last rounds of changes suck on toast.” I mean, answering in the form of a question? You thought they had difficulty with restarts …
3.) DRIVERS MUST HAVE THEIR PHONES TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM PRIOR TO THE EVENT
Seriously — it’s very unlike a group of NASCAR drivers to gain an unfair competitive advantage in a competition, but there they were, looking up answers on their smartphones. Any slowdown of wifi service on Fremont Street this afternoon can be attributed to 14 cheated-up Chase drivers looking up “Tiny Lund” on Wikipedia simultaneously.
4.) CLINT BOWYER NEEDS HIS OWN TELEVISION SHOW
Clint’s Kansas-bred charm and remarkable lack of attention span was on display once again. At one point, he chose a category for “Two hun-yun.” If any television execs are reading, allow us to pitch you the hit show of the next decade — “Let’s Give Clint Bowyer A Bottle Fireball Whiskey And An Hour Of Airtime.” Just send us the finders’ fee.
5.) JEFF GORDON IS VERY GOOD AT ANSWERING QUESTIONS WHERE THE ANSWER IS ‘JEFF GORDON.’
In his own words, “If I see my name I just hit the button.”