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A fellow by the handle of brinskan hipped us to this last night, but when we mentioned it to our pal Bumbeck he said, "Oh yeah, I saw that on Speed last night." So it may be old-ish news to some of y'alls, but we find it pretty hilarious anyway. Harlequin, purveyors of romance novels to wistful, undersexed housewives everywhere, are starting a line of NASCAR-branded-and-themed paperbacks, the first of which is entitled, In the Groove. We know that this, much like diamond-encrusted dubs, was probably inevitable at some point, but somehow they both pain us at a very deep level; we're left feeling spit-roasted by greed, if you will. Still, we can't wait for the inevitable Ford Fusion Fabio NEXTEL Cup edition.

'Racy' writing: Harlequin to publish NASCAR-themed titles [CBC]

Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth? NASCAR a Non-Benevolent Dictatorship [Internal]