Drivers sporting alter egos at the Wisconsin road course Ladies and gentlemen, meet Raymond Wiggles. My cousin, Raymond Wiggles is filling in for me this weekend! pic.twitter.com/LzNmaFmz9y — Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) August 28, 2015 So, uh, Roush Fenway Racing driver Darrell Wallace Jr. and Team Penske driver Ryan Blaney are looking a little different this weekend at Road America, site of Saturday's Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN). Ryan @Blaney and @BubbaWallace are looking good @roadamerica this morning. pic.twitter.com/1HhbUyZ7HU — Team Penske (@Team_Penske) August 28, 2015 Bubba had to teach his friend Ryan Blaney how to tie a tie this morning pic.twitter.com/HRSc0NDtTv — Roush Fenway Racing (@roushfenway) August 28, 2015 Looking good, @BubbaWallace ! pic.twitter.com/R4r1K67jQs — Roush Fenway Racing (@roushfenway) August 28, 2015 There's very little context for why, exactly, the two drivers are dressed the way they are, but here are a few shots in the dark. 1. Bubba and Blaney thought Darlington was this weekend and only packed their retro throwback outfits. 2. They heard "Anchorman 3" was shooting in Wisconsin, of all places. 3. They each lost bets -- to each other. 4. They got kicked out of a dairy tour for eating too much cheese, but needed disguises so they could sneak back in ... to eat more cheese. Whatever the reason, Bubba eventually removed his getup. You know, because he had to get behind the wheel of a race car. All good things must come to an end. @BubbaWallace removes the mustache, but his wig stays. pic.twitter.com/e6unEZUh1n — Roush Fenway Racing (@roushfenway) August 28, 2015
Eight tweets from around the NASCAR Twitterverse Editor's note: Every Friday, "Tweets you might have missed" will present eight of the best NASCAR-related tweets from the week. 1. Before I put this old thing under lock and key, I just had to try it on. Dads 2001 IROC uniform. pic.twitter.com/SQtUSdGmWG — Dale Earnhardt Jr . (@DaleJr) August 23, 2015 2. Cartman went on a diet @Blaney pic.twitter.com/Rbuz70eg1W — Joey Logano (@joeylogano) August 21, 2015 3. Paddle boards have so many uses! ☀️ pic.twitter.com/CLFhGiq94w — Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick) August 25, 2015 4. . @KevinHarvick 's little fan wanted to bring him a cupcake from her brother's birthday party. So sweet! pic.twitter.com/07z5DVgBDM — JR Motorsports (@JRMotorsports) August 20, 2015 5. Oh, by the way you may want to invite some friends for dinner! #TeamMcD pic.twitter.com/oQLKIE5Dgg — Jamie McMurray (@jamiemcmurray) August 21, 2015 6. Amen. Goodnight ✌️ pic.twitter.com/Nd2hesmKiq — Michael Waltrip (@mw55) August 21, 2015 7. Warning- I've officially graduated into one of those annoying parents that's telling everyone about their baby's first laugh today. — Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) August 27, 2015 8. How fake driving is made, starring @Keselowski https://t.co/9CXOyMnRr8 — Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) August 26, 2015 FAN TWEET OF THE WEEK: If Nature's Bakery made beef jerky. I'd buy it. #NASCAR — Rick Kaufman (@RickKaufman1) August 26, 2015
Michigan race winner discusses his family's jam song and more RELATED: Kenseth wins at Michigan Matt Kenseth dominated on the track on Sunday to win the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway and his six-year-old daughter, Kaylin, had a predetermined family celebration planned out. Appearing on "The Dan Patrick Show," Kenseth told the host just how he celebrated after his third victory of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and the celebration involved that catchy Kool & The Gang classic hit. (You know, you know it.) Let's let Kenseth describe the scene involving the whole family. "Katie was there. My three little girls were there, which was fun, so they got to go to Victory Lane. We were at the race track for a really long time so I have this radio station in my car when I take my girls to school that we always listen to and its called 'Kids Classic Hits' and you have all these songs come on. It's like old pop stuff but it's kind of for kids and so they like Kool & The Gang 'Celebration' believe it or not. "And Kaylin’s like, 'if you ever win a race dad, we listen to 'Celebration' on the way home.' So we all got in the rental car and I found 'Celebration' on my phone and we were all singing to that on the way to the airport. So that was our celebration." Patrick was amazed by the thought of the 2003 Cup champion singing and pressed for some details. "Yeah it was pretty funny. They usually got me trying to sing Taylor Swift, which was slightly embarrassing for me since I've always liked metal. Kool & The Gang 'Celebration' was kind of better than that." And while Matt may like metal, it's been Taylor Swift jams that have been flowing in the Kenseth household. "Metallica has always been my all-time favorite band. I like a little bit of everything. I don't get to listen to my genre of music as much as I used to. "Lately, my four-and-six-year-old (daughters Grace and Kaylin) have been extremely addicted to Taylor Swift music so I have that in my head way more than I wish I would but that's better than having Yo Gabba Gabba! in your head."
Beware the consequences of breaking JJ's bike and blaming it on him RELATED: NASCAR driver preps for race ... on a bike? Remember last week when Dale Earnhardt Jr . tweeted that he borrowed a bike from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson , only to have that bike quit shifting on him a mile into his ride? At the time, Junior included the popular (sometimes sarcastic) hashtag, #BlameJJ. RELATED: Junior borrows, breaks Jimmie's bike Well ... Johnson felt he had to investigate exactly what happened. Turns out -- Junior wasn't using the shifter correctly. So I've come to find out @dalejr wasn't operating the shifter correctly on the bike he borrowed... Feel free to to harass him at anytime. — Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) August 25, 2015 Shoulda read the directions https://t.co/SVYpecQpsa — Dale Earnhardt Jr . (@DaleJr) August 25, 2015 I assumed @JimmieJohnson would be using the voice command shifter. He needs to get on that. https://t.co/a419tpzbdJ — Dale Earnhardt Jr . (@DaleJr) August 25, 2015 @nascarcasm had a pretty good suggestion. . @JimmieJohnson @DaleJr Please just get a tandem. pic.twitter.com/wk8GZ1t5Cz — nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) August 25, 2015 All of this is really to say two things. 1. Feel free to poke fun at Junior. Jimmie gave you permission. And, more importantly ... 2. Never borrow something from Jimmie Johnson , because if you break it, he will publicly out you to his over 920,000 Twitter followers.
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@nascarcasm chats with XFINITY Series driver, gets interesting results RELATED: All content from @nascarcasm " Follow @nascarcasm 2011 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year Andy Lally returns to the NASCAR circuit this weekend, driving the No. 90 Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet for King Autosport/SS-Greenlight Racing in the XFINITY Series race at Road America . A veteran sports-car driver with an impressive resume that includes multiple wins in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Lally hope to improve on last year’s seventh-place finish at at the Wisconsin road course. In the rare moments when he’s not behind the wheel of a race car, Lally trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and is a practicing vegan. We had the opportunity to speak with Andy Lally using only the voice-to-text feature on our smartphones. (NOTE: Unlike previous fictitious text conversations from the author, what follows is the actual exchange with Mr. Lally.)
Test your NASCAR and presidential knowledge in the quiz below All right, NASCAR fans. You may know everything there is to know about Dale Earnhardt, but how well do you know Ronald Reagan? In honor of former president Bill Clinton's 69th birthday on Aug. 19 (Happy Birthday, Bill!), we've put together a quiz below that features quotes, asking readers to choose if it was a U.S. president or NASCAR driver that uttered the memorable words. So, let's test your racing knowledge -- and patriotism -- with "Who Said It: NASCAR driver or U.S. president?" &amp;amp;lt;a href=&amp;amp;quot;//bnorman47.polldaddy.com/s/who-said-it-nascar-drivers-or-u-s-presidents&amp;amp;quot; _rte_href=&amp;amp;quot;//bnorman47.polldaddy.com/s/who-said-it-nascar-drivers-or-u-s-presidents&amp;amp;quot;&amp;amp;gt;View Survey&amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;gt;
Jeff Gordon's son gets fitted in adorable car RELATED: Watch Ella Sofia's first laps Look out, world. There's another Gordon behind the wheel. Jeff Gordon 's son Leo -- who turned 5 earlier this month -- is getting fitted in his own vehicle. Check out the tweet from Gordon's wife, Ingrid: Getting fitted pic.twitter.com/8CaNgZ21KV — Ingrid Vandebosch (@ivandebosch) August 23, 2015 Take a good look now at, perhaps, the 2036 NASCAR champion. With Gordon in the midst of his final full-time NASCAR season, we already knew that daughter Ella Sofia Gordon might follow in her father's footsteps. The 8-year-old started turning laps in a quarter midget when she was 6, and now it appears she will have company on the track. Good luck, Leo and Ella!
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Eight tweets from around the NASCAR Twitterverse Editor's note: Every Friday "Tweets you might have missed" will present eight of the best NASCAR-related tweets from the week. 1. Just had this same conversation with @epaigewhite Couldn't agree more. https://t.co/Hq62tiPhVl — Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) August 17, 2015 2. Wanted to do try some cycling. Borrowed a bike from @JimmieJohnson . I went a mile before it quit shifting and went to the shop. #blamejj — Dale Earnhardt Jr . (@DaleJr) August 17, 2015 3. Kenny and Kim Wallace MOVING GARAGE SALE is next week. Stay tuned. Everything goes even my underwear pic.twitter.com/BfGlUtiOc8 — Kenny Wallace (@Kenny_Wallace) August 20, 2015 4. I've never seen a kid swear he doesn't have to potty WHILE he's going to the potty... — DeLana Harvick (@DeLanaHarvick) August 18, 2015 5. . @Blaney I want to be like you when I grow up. #jealous — Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) August 20, 2015 6. Wishes not weeds! Seeing the positive takes effort but it always feels better in the end! pic.twitter.com/5KASK0Z7tN — Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick) August 20, 2015 7. If I had a cornfield I'd want it to look like this. pic.twitter.com/bGNfhfAG5o — Michael Waltrip (@mw55) August 16, 2015 8. He didn't even have night shift yesterday! RT @Gavin_Ottarski : Pre-Race @BMSupdates ☺ @KyleBusch @SamanthaBusch pic.twitter.com/bdE9ksPrhl — Samantha Busch (@SamanthaBusch) August 20, 2015 FAN TWEET OF THE WEEK: Wheel crush Wednesday... " @18rowdybusch60 : @driverRyanReed pic.twitter.com/oW9yvTksQ2 " — Ashley Cote (@RyansGirlAsh) August 19, 2015