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NASCAR Fans Boo Michelle Obama (Video)

Who needs approval ratings? If an audio poll from 80,000 NASCAR fans isn’t enough to indicate whether or not the United States is pleased with its current administration, I don’t know what is. First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, led the way during the pre-race ceremonies on Sunday at the Ford 400 Sprint Cup season finale. The race was held at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and fans didn’t exactly give Obama and Biden a warm welcome. Check it out:

There you have it. If NASCAR fans say it’s no good, it must be no good. All joking aside, there have been rumblings about this being a racial issue and people are up in arms that the fans booed the First Lady. I’m not saying there weren’t racist people sitting in the stands somewhere, but you don’t really have to pay attention to politics to know that Barack Obama isn’t exactly the most beloved man in America. The booing was certainly disrespectful, but saying it was a racist act is sensationalism at its finest.

Video: Kyle Busch Wrecks Ron Hornaday Under Caution, Gets Suspended

Kyle Busch is one of the most competitive drivers on the NASCAR circuit, and he’s not a good sport when things don’t go his way. After getting bumped by Ron Hornaday during Friday’s truck race at Texas Motor Speedway, Busch hooked Hornaday into the wall under caution. The wreck caused Hornaday to fall out of contention for the trucks championship. NASCAR also is forcing Busch to to miss the rest of the races this weekend to promote orderly conduct. Here’s a video of the incident:

“If I just lay over and give up everything for Ron Hornaday, that’s not Kyle Busch’s fashion. I’m out here to win a race just as much as anybody else is. When he races up on my inside, gets loose, and takes me up to the fence, I ended up losing my cool. I’ve been wrecked four weeks in a row and finally I just had enough of it.”

Man, Kyle Busch is one of the biggest jerks in NASCAR. But I love him. Can’t defend what he did, but if anybody hates losing more than him I don’t know who it is. Plus, he gets bonus points for going all Rickey Henderson in the interview.

Danica Patrick’s Car Will Have Dan Wheldon ‘Lionheart’ Tribute (Picture)

When Danica Patrick drives in Saturday’s Nationwide race at Fort Worth, Texas, she’ll pay tribute to the late Dan Wheldon with a “Lionheart” logo on the hood of her car. The Lionheart logo was created recently in honor of Wheldon, who said he raced with a lot of heart, like the way Richard the Lionheart fought in battle.

Wheldon used to have a Lionheart Knight image on the back of his helmets when he raced. Now Danica and others will honor him with the Lionheart logo.

via From the Marbles

Dan Wheldon Day Before Crash: Skateboarding More Dangerous than Racing

The night before his fatal crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon reportedly told a group of people that skateboarding was more dangerous than auto racing.

Wheldon and his wife, Susie, reaffirmed their bond by getting his and her tattoos of each other’s initials Saturday night at the Palms hotel in Las Vegas. Mark Waters, a skateboarding event organizer, was part of a group of people getting tattoos at the same time.

Waters told Vegas Confidential that Wheldon kept worrying about how much the tattoo would hurt.

Waters reportedly said to Wheldon, “If you can drive a car 200 miles per hour, how can you be afraid of getting a tattoo?”

Wheldon responded, “I’ve seen what skateboarders do; that’s way more dangerous than what I do.”

Sadly, about 15 hours later, we were reminded how dangerous car racing can be.

Dan Wheldon and Wife Got His and Her Tattoos Night Before Fatal Crash

IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon and his wife, Susie, spent part of the night before his tragic death reaffirming their devotion to each other.

Norm Clarke wrote in his Vegas Confidential on Monday that Wheldon and his wife had their initials — D.W. and S.W. — tattooed on their wrists at Huntington Ink at the Palms hotel Saturday night.

Also that night, according to Clarke, Wheldon greeted Palms owner George Maloof with a bear hug. “He was just a fun, fun guy,” said Maloof, who attended the fateful race Sunday. “A great guy.”

Maloof told Clarke that when he encountered the couple, Susie was pushing a stroller that held their 7-month-old son, Oliver.

Here is a picture of the couple showing off their new tattoos:

(via Darren Rovell, Mark Waters)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne Dance to ‘It’s Raining Men’ (Video)

NASCAR drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne have been battling in various fun competitions throughout the year. The drivers attended a fan event for Roush Fenway Racing Thursday and ended up dancing to the song “It’s Raining Men.” Both guys are pretty young, so you figure they would be good dancers. Turns out one was much better than the other. Watch to see who won:

Ricky easily won that competition, and the best part is the guys had no idea that’s what they were getting into. As fun as it was watching the two men dance, it’s still my second favorite “It’s Raining Men” video behind this one.

Darrell Waltrip Freaks Out Riding in V8 Supercar (Video)

Darrell Waltrip is a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. He’s won the Daytona 500. He experienced the thrill of Victory Lane 97 times on the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. The dude lives and breathes race cars. Yet for some reason, he flew off the handle riding in a V8 Supercar Sunday around Mount Panorama. Watch this dude squeal like a middle schooler going through puberty:

I don’t know how he can have any self respect after that freak out. That’s almost grounds for losing your man card, Waltrip. Tom Brady’s girly dance at Carnival thinks that’s bad.

Chest bump to Outside the Boxscore for the video