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Dale Earnhardt Jr. joined Twitter after winning Daytona 500

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You know how some people conveniently join Facebook the week of their birthday so they can experience all the Facebook birthday wall post love? Dale Earnhardt Jr. pulled a similar move after winning the Daytona 500 on Sunday night when he joined Twitter.

After a decade of respectable finishes and close calls at Daytona, Earnhardt Jr. was able to take home the second checkered flag of his career at the season’s opening race. He then hopped on Twitter to feel the love and had already eclipsed the 350,000-follower mark by Monday morning.

“Tonight seemed like as good a night as any to join Twitter,” Dale Jr. wrote. “How is everyone doin?”

Not as well as you, Dale…not as well as you.

Madison Rising performs horrible National Anthem at Daytona (Video)

Madison-Rising-National-AnthemA singing group called Madison Rising, who refer to themselves as “America’s most patriotic rock band,” performed the National Anthem before the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona on Saturday. We are not exaggerating when we say it may have been the worst rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner we have ever seen at a sporting event.

The performance started out relatively normal, with the first minute or so sounding like your average National Anthem clunker. At about the 1:25 mark of the video above, you will likely have no idea what the hell you’re listening to.

That had to have been a joke right? For a second there I literally thought I was watching a “Saturday Night Live” skit and there was going to be a punchline. Their Wikipedia page was updated accordingly shortly after the disaster.

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You’re off the hook, James Taylor. Your World Series flub looks fantastic when you compare it to Madison Rising.

Tony Stewart wants Danica Patrick to cram it up Richard Petty’s butt

danica-patrickTony Stewart has a plan for how Danica Patrick can prove Richard Petty wrong. Last week, the man known to many as the “King of NASCAR” said the only way Patrick will ever win a race is if she’s the only one on the track. Stewart, who is Patrick’s employer and teammate with Stewart-Haas racing, thinks Danica should challenge the old man.

“I think that (a race) would settle it once and for all — maybe get him to shut up a little bit, too,” Stewart said Wednesday, via USA Today Sports. “… I will supply the cars. If he wants to race her, I’ll make sure they have exactly the same setup in the car and give him the chance. He can drive one of my 14 cars, I don’t care.”

When someone joked that Patrick should take the checkered flag to Petty for an autograph after beating him, Stewart said he had a better plan.

“If I were her, I’d take if over there and cram it up his (butt),” he said. “But that’s just me.”

Stewart also said that the 76-year-old Petty underestimates how much NASCAR has changed since he raced and that it is much harder to win now than it was 40 years ago. Patrick has one top-10 finish in her career. She did not take the bait when asked about Petty’s criticism last week.

“People have said things in the past, they’re going to say things in the future,” Patrick said. “I still say the same thing: Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. People will judge what he said, whether they judge it well or not, and I’m just not going to (judge).

“The people that matter the most to me are my team, my sponsors and those little 3-year-old kids that run up to you and want a great big hug and say they want to grow up to be like you. That’s the stuff I really focus on.”

Make it happen. Who wouldn’t watch that race? I bet even people who hate NASCAR would tune in.

Danica Patrick nip slip accidentally posted on SI Swimsuit website (NSFW)

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Sports Illustrated gave everyone quite the show last week when the website’s Swim Daily division accidentally — or so they claim — posted a revealing photo of Danica Patrick. The photo was a selfie that Danica had taken back in 2008 when she was shooting for the SI Swimsuit Issue. It was posted for “Throwback Thursday,” and it showed everyone her nipple.

An uncensored version of the photo, which is obviously NSFW, can be seen after the jump.

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Richard Petty: Danica Patrick will only win if she races by herself

danica-patrickSome would argue that it is only a matter of time before 31-year-old Danica Patrick becomes the first ever woman to win a NASCAR race. Patrick became the first woman to win the pole at Daytona last year and went on to finish eighth, which was the only top-10 finish of her career. Legendary stock car driver Richard Petty can’t envision it getting much better than that.

During an interview with Norris McDonald at the Canadian Motorsports Expo on Sunday, Petty was asked if he thinks Patrick will ever find herself celebrating on Victory Lane.

“(Only) if everybody else stayed home,” he said, via the Canadian website Wheels. “If she’d have been a male, nobody would ever know if she’d showed up at a race track. This is a female deal that’s driving her. There’s nothing wrong with that, because that’s good PR for me. More fans come out, people are more interested in it. She has helped to draw attention to the sport, which helps everybody in the sport.”

The 76-year-old Petty is a part owner of Richard Petty Motorsports, so any attention the sport receives can be seen as a positive for him. Petty’s son Kyle had even harsher criticism of Patrick last year when he called her a “marketing machine” but said she will never be a race car driver.

For whatever reason, the Pettys don’t seem to like or respect Danica. I’m sure those feelings are mutual.

Danica Patrick not planning on having kids anytime soon

danica-patrickDanica Patrick is a trailblazer. She has already accomplished a countless number of firsts in her career, most notably becoming the first female driver ever to clinch the pole position at the world famous Daytona 500. Patrick does not, however, intend to become the first stock car driver to participate in a race while pregnant.

Patrick recently opened up about her relationship with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and how happy the couple is together. Earlier this week, Patrick was asked if we can expect to hear the sound of wedding bells or the pitter-patter of the little feet of future speed demons running around in the near future. She wouldn’t rule out marriage. However…

“I don’t think social services would feel good about me driving 200 miles an hour with a baby in my belly,” she told For the Win.

Patrick was also asked if she is bothered by her personal life being scrutinized so much, particular with constant questions about her relationship with Stenhouse.

“Well, that’s just because obviously everyone can see how much he loves me,” she replied.

We could certainly see how much Stenhouse loves her over the weekend when he joined Patrick in giving NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Award Ceremony host Jay Mohr an icy stare after one of his jokes.

Between driving, hosting events and starring in commercials, Danica probably doesn’t have time for kids at the moment. Unlike men, she’d need to take time off from racing to have a baby. For now, that will just have to wait.

Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. didn’t find Jay Mohr joke to be funny (Video)

Talk about an awkward moment.

Jay Mohr hosted the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony on Friday in Las Vegas, and things became uncomfortable after he told a Danica Patrick joke.

“Danica, I hope you’re not too uncomfortable tonight. I know you’re not used to being this close to the front,” Mohr joked.

The audience was taken aback by the shot at Patrick, and you could tell that neither Patrick nor boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. were amused. Just look at Stenhouse’s stone-cold glare:

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Mohr quickly tried to defend himself by noting it was a comedy show and he’s supposed to tell jokes. When that didn’t work, he attempted to smooth things over with some praise of Patrick. That didn’t work either.

Later, still apparently stung by the jab, Patrick referenced Mohr while accepting a fans award.

“I have amazing fans … and I think it’s pretty safe to say Jay Mohr is not one of them,” she said.

That line prompted Mohr to make another effort to smooth things over. His last attempt seemed to finally thaw some of the iciness.

I’m a fan of Mohr’s comedy and don’t have a problem with him telling a Danica joke, but that one was just too easy. He can do much better. As for Danica, well, she’s notoriously thin-skinned, so you have to be delicate when dealing with her. Otherwise you’re going to end up with her giving you the “not impressed face.”

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H/T From the Marbles