NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano is tired of being second. Remember “If you ain’t first, you’re last?” I’m pretty sure that’s a good summary of what Logano had to say after today’s Brickyard 400.
I can’t help it. NASCAR was at Talladega, a car even caught fire, and help me, Oprah Winfrey, I need to rewatch Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. It’s one of the few motorsport-related movies that just never gets old.
One of the most memorable parts of Talladega Nights is Ricky Bobby's very Wonder Bread sponsored NASCAR. This weekend, it's hitting the track for real, but instead of Will Ferrell, Kurt Busch will be behind the wheel.
NASCAR's Kurt Busch is a jerk. A jerk with a surprisingly awesome sense of humor. Facing a race at Talladega with no sponsors, he entered it with the Ricky Bobby "ME" paint job from Talladega Nights and quoted the film as he drove in circles.
Coming into Talladega, Kurt Busch had no sponsorship for his car. So instead, he decided to run his car decked out in full Ricky Bobby livery — straight from the movie Talladega Nights — in this Sunday's real race. They'll even be playing the roles of the characters from the movie on the in-car communications.