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Paige Duke Fired as Miss Sprint Cup Girl After Nude Pictures Emerge

Paige Duke was recently fired from her job as one of the Miss Sprint Cup girls. The announcement was made through the Miss Sprint Cup Facebook page in a post on June 29th, but no reason was provided. SB Nation suggested that nude pictures which had spread on some racing sites were responsible for the firing, but that was just speculation up until now.

In an interview with FOX Charlotte, Duke confirmed that was the case.

Paige explained that naked pictures she took for her boyfriend while she was in college somehow got out.

“These were pictures I had sent an ex-boyfriend when I was 18. This is the most embarrassing thing that could have ever happened to me,” Duke told FOX Charlotte.

She says the pictures were only sent to her ex. Her attorneys are trying to figure out who’s responsible for spreading them and they’re trying to have them removed from the net. They’re still out there, and believe me, they’re not just a friendly flash from your girl next door.

Duke says she understands that the pictures violate her morality clause and she hopes other girls will learn from her mistake. And what lesson is that? Don’t distribute naked pictures of yourself unless you’re prepared for them to become public.

Isn’t that right, Greg Oden, Hilary Duff, Mike Hamlin, and Brett Favre?

Gunter Schaldach’s Car Goes Over the Fence at Road America (Video)

Dateline Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin:

That was Gunter Schaldach’s Camaro going over the fence at the Grand-Am Rolex Series race Saturday at Road America. The other car in the crash belonged to Joe Foster who was taken to the hospital but later released. Want to know the craziest part? After the crash, Schaldach was fine.

“I am doing great,” Schadach said. “The car did its job; well, after the crash at least.”

How the heck is that possible? And how did the car clear the darn fance?

Thanks to From the Marbles for the video

Chad Knaus Drops F-Bomb at End of Coca Cola 600 (Video)

Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief Chad Knaus dropped an f-bomb on live TV at the end of the Coca Cola 600 Sunday. He was pissed off that the number 48 car had gone up in smoke with five laps left, and unfortunately the FOX production crew decided to let viewers hear the team on the radio at the exact wrong time. Here’s the video:

Johnson finished 28th after being towards the front of the pack most of the race, so at least all wasn’t lost. Plus, it could be worse — he could have been Dale Earnhardt Jr and run out of gas on the last lap.

Kyle Busch Did 128 in a 45 MPH Zone, Cited for Reckless and Careless Driving

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch doesn’t take crap from anyone on the track, and apparently he sometimes feels like he doesn’t have to answer to anyone off of it. How else can you explain the report saying he was cited Tuesday for driving 128 MPH in a 45 zone????

According to the Statesville Record & Landmark, “Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Chris Stone, a member of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) team, stopped a yellow sports car after he clocked it doing 128 mph in a 45 mph zone on Perth Road near Judas Road, between Troutman and Mooresville,” Tuesday in North Carolina.

Busch was cited for reckless and careless driving, and his actions make Jason Richardson look tame. My only question for you is this: if the man drives cars over 200 miles per hour for a living, is doing 128 on the streets really reckless or careless? Think about it. Oh, and by the way, was there any doubt his car would be yellow? I bet it comes with a peanut M&Ms dispenser built into the glove compartment box.

Shake and bake, Twackle

University of Waterloo’s Formula SAE Team Suspended over this Bikini Picture

Apparently the University of Waterloo moved to Amish country in Pennsylvania, or better yet the Middle East, because apparently they frown upon women wearing bikinis. The Waterloo Region Record reported on Tuesday that the school was shutting down the Formula SAE team that was building this race car for an international competition after a picture of one of the team members posing in a bikini by the car was released:

The suspension is until June 1 and “results from misuse of the student design centre space for an unauthorized photo shoot involving the Formula SAE vehicle,” said the dean of engineering, Adel Sedra, in a memo that was sent to all engineering students, according to the Record.

If that’s not a bad enough reason to suspend the team, then maybe this will make you feel even worse. The student “was entering a contest to be in a calendar, which would be helping to raise money for charity, and she needed the photos as part of her application” apparently.

Look, I don’t know too much about the situation other than what I’ve read, but this punishment surely seems excessive and unnecessary. If you’re looking to send a message, there are many more ways to do it than this. Why suspend the whole team for the picture? It doesn’t seem like that was needed, unless of course the school’s goal was to make every website in America for an outrageous punishment. Now if that was the goal, then they did a great job.

Video: Danica Patrick Swears at Ryan Truex Like a True NASCAR Driver

Hidden beneath Danica Patrick the comic book star, Danica Patrick the cat-fighter, and Danica Patrick the 10th hottest woman at the 2010 ESPYs is Danica Patrick the NASCAR driver.  She proved that on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway when she was bumped by Ryan Truex, ending her afternoon.  Patrick was pretty pissed off, as evidenced by her reaction over the radio and her actions when she jumped out of her car.  Check out the Danica Patrick-Ryan Truex f-bomb video, courtesy of Deadspin:

That’s a far cry from the young lady who told reporters it hurts her feelings when people boo her.  Truex apologized for the maneuver after the race, but that doesn’t make his crew chief, Jerry Baxter’s, comment that Danica “hasn’t been wrong about anything in her life,” any less humorous.

Dale Earnhardt Hearse Pulled from Ebay

News of a hearse for sale on eBay advertised as Dale Earnhardt’s “last ride” was a headline story on FOXSports.com Wednesday and mentioned in Tuesday’s Hot Clicks. The ’96 Lincoln Town Car was being sold for $1.5 million by ebay user chmark1968 after he purchased it on Craigslist for $8,800 last month. Take a look at the ad now because it’s no longer up on the site:

I Heart RaceDay pointed out that the ad was taken down late on Wednesday, likely because of false advertising. The eBay ad said the hearse took Earnhardt to his final resting place on Feb. 21st, 2001. WBTV.com reported that Earnhardt’s body was not at the Feb. 21 memorial service and that it was transported to the mausoleum weeks laster. Perhaps that had something to do with the ad being pulled. Either way, it’s still a sweet ride. Check out some of the pics and specs:

Here is a description of the hearse from the ad that has been removed:

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