5th June 2015 in The Rusty Chef
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David31 5th Jun 2015, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
An American bored with NASCAR?!

What sort of universe is this? :D
Jake Elmer 5th Jun 2015, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
NASCAR is real huge here in AZ
Lycanphoenix 10th Sep 2015, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
I was born and spent the first half of my childhood in Arizona. NASCAR was always on the TV, and my mom told me that my first word was "car"
Tigerpool 5th Jun 2015, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
*starts throwing popcorn in her mouth* X3
Warner Republic 5th Jun 2015, 4:09 AM edit delete reply
Warner Republic

Guest 5th Jun 2015, 3:50 PM edit delete reply
Kangaar Foxfire 5th Jun 2015, 12:19 AM edit delete reply
Kangaar Foxfire
I had a "girlfriend" who was similarly obvious when it came to pretending to share the same interests...
Warner Republic 5th Jun 2015, 4:10 AM edit delete reply
Warner Republic
The things she does for money. Even going to something that tires her out.
Shockey Rai 5th Jun 2015, 4:48 AM edit delete reply
Shockey Rai
As a NASCAR fan, I approve of this comic. :D
Convoy Wolf 5th Jun 2015, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
Top Gear Reference on the back of the NASCAR in left panel. TopGear Britcar BMW sponsor "PenistonOils" i imagine the front says Larsen's Biscuits. HEHEHEHEE
Ajay Parihar 6th Jun 2015, 3:08 AM edit delete reply
I've seen that in that show. Well in Malcolm in the Middle. the boys seen cars go round and round and they try to sabatoge the cars for quality entertainment.
Coyote7 6th Jun 2015, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
I have to wonder...could she also drown out the engine noise from a top fuel dragster?
Section79 24th Aug 2015, 5:41 AM edit delete reply
NASCAR's awesome, but I'll pretty much watch any racing event. Except MotoGP.
GoodKaptainKook 10th Dec 2015, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
Life-long NASCAR fan here, as you've probably seen me say elsewhere! My first memory of the sport is one of the first things I can remember...I saw a race from the (no-longer active) North Wilkesboro race track in North Carolina early in '95 when I was just a little over 3. Needless to say, I was hooked for life! :D Though I'm not entirely fond of the directions the sport is going these days...Honestly, I feel they are trying WAY too hard with gimmicks to make every race and championship battle exciting and appeal to NFL/MLB/NBA fans. It's turned a LOT of long-time fans off the sport, and at times I...honestly wonder why I still stick with the sport. (My all-time favorite, Jeff Gordon, just retired this past year, so it's gonna be interesting searching for a new favorite driver...)

For the record, I live just a little over half-an-hour away from an actual NASCAR track-Darlington Raceway, the "Lady In Black" as they call it. The site of the first ever 500-mile stock car race back in 1950, and one of the oldest and more popular tracks on the circuit. A very tough old track to drive on, the preferred groove on the course is right next to the outside retaining wall, and that means it's very often that cars will slide up and rub against the barrier. The "Darlington Stripe", as it's commonly known as. I've been there every year since '03...In fact, the very first race I ever went to was the scene of the closest finish ever in the sport's history! :)

Sorry for the long post, I just felt I needed to go into detail about my NASCAR fandom XD Granted, I can see why people like Imelda would find the sport incredibly dull...It's not exactly a sport for everyone, y'know! :D
GoodKaptainKook 16th May 2019, 11:49 PM edit delete reply
Hey, Frey, I was looking back through old strips and seeing as I'm a longtime North American racing fan with entirely too much nerdy knowledge and this strip features NASCAR in an arc with two shady con-artists...I thought it was worth mentioning as this strip kind of reminded me of this wild story: There was actually a similar shady con-artist figure who managed to gyp his way into making a NASCAR start in the 1980s!

This guy gave his name as the D. B. Cooper-esque "L. W. Wright" and in 1982 planned to make his big NASCAR Cup Series debut at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Wright claimed to be from Nashville, Tennessee, and said he was starting a major new team he would drive for called Music City Racing featuring big-time sponsorship from top Nashville country music artists. He also claimed to be an experienced veteran of NASCAR races. Nothing seemed to add up about him though. Nobody he claimed to be associated with had ever heard of "L. W. Wright", the country artists he claimed would sponsor him were unaware of his existence, and none of the regulars on the NASCAR circuit ever remembered racing against him. Wright then admitted his big plans were a bit premature and that he was only a veteran of lower-level NASCAR events, but still managed to quickly work his way into obtaining a NASCAR Cup Series driver's license. He bought a car from driver Sterling Marlin which he numbered #34 and planned to enter it in the Winston 500 at Talladega on May 2nd.

Again, though, Wright was quickly drawing suspicion to himself. Sterling Marlin worked as a driver coach for Wright and said Wright was flat-out asking him questions that anybody with experience in stock cars should know, as if he'd never driven a race car before in his life. Soon the checks he had written started bouncing as well. Clearly Wright was a fraudster, but he still managed to avoid the long arm of the law long enough able to participate in the Winston 500. He wrecked his car qualifying for the event but was able to repair the car in time for the race and start 36th in a field of 40 cars. Wright was flagged off the track for being too slow after only 13 of 188 laps, and he wound up finishing 39th. After the race, Wright vanished. He left his race car behind and disappeared from the track, taking only a trailer with him. The rest of his checks (including the check he wrote to purchase the car) bounced, and arrest warrants for L. W. were issued. But in spite of spirited efforts to find him, Wright escaped captivity. He has not been heard of since 1982 and no trace of him has ever been found.

I just thought I'd share that story as ever since I learned of this story a few years back it's definitely been one of the wildest and more out-there stories from the world of racing. I've wondered ever since just who "L. W. Wright" really was; he could be just about anybody. It's like racing's very own D. B. Cooper-type mystery, lol.