Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Today is the day NASCAR fans have been waiting for: the movie premier of “Talledega Nights“. I don’t at all expect to walk away from the theater thinking “That was the best movie ever!” but, I suspect it’ll be as entertaining as movies along the lines of Napolean Dynamite, Dumb and Dumber, etc.

Unlike the movie is likely to portray, it’s not all about Winnabego’s and guys like this (fellow spectator at the Phoenix race in April):

NASCAR fans are one big happy family (even if they like a driver the other might hate), but you do have to pick a favorite driver and stick with them for two reasons:

1. Driver loyalty seems to be the #1 NASCAR fan rule. Take Roger for instance (our friend who introduced us to Colorado Nat’l Speedway & got me a trophy girl gig one night at the races –I’d post a picture here but the photograph was an up-shot due to the pitch of the racetrack & I looked far more bootie-licious than I really am), — anyway, back to Roger & his driver loyalty. You see, Roger will stick with his driver despite his questionable driving ethics and pansy off-track shenanagins. Plus, switching drivers would cost Roger a fortune in wardrobe and home decor replacement.

2.If you don’t have a favorite driver, you won’t have anyone to root for during a race — what fun would that be?

Quick side note: My favorite driver is Kasey Kahne — not just because he’s cute and wholesome, but he’s a talented driver with an incredible pit crew. I just wish he’d show more fire-in-the-belly — much like the maniacal, but highly skilled Tony Stewart.

In preparation for the movie, I acquired my racing name from the movie site:

  1. #1 by ThinGuy on August 4, 2006 - 10:35 am

    Come on now, you have to post the pic. <BREspecially if you are using a Destinys Child song for a description.We are all ready for that jelly.

  2. #2 by Non Blogged on August 4, 2006 - 1:45 pm

    My name in Linda Skrocki’s Blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be it only my first name, it still means so much to me.
    I would like to thank all the people that helped me get to this achievement, because without them, I would have nobody to share in my success. I would also like to thank Linda, who has waited for the most appropriate time to place my name in her blog. The wait was tough, the anticipation was grueling, but now, I am somebody!
    Now, if I can only do the math problem my day will be complete.

  3. #3 by skrocki on August 4, 2006 - 2:36 pm

    Roger, welcome, welcome, welcome! I’m so glad that my mentioning your name (FOUR TIMES) in my blog brought you such peace and merriment. I would have used your first AND last names, but I was worried about blowing your witness protection cover.
    ThinGuy, I’d sooner blog about the war than post my trophy girl photo. It was seriously awful — bootie-liciousness gone totally awry!

  4. #4 by Nick on August 4, 2006 - 2:54 pm

    Fans are also aloud “backup drivers”, for example my favorite is JR.(8) but my backup driver is Kyle Busch(5). My son has a secret back up driver that changes often depending on who is in first place on the last lap!

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