Watch a Nascar legend freak out in an Australian supercar

Darrell Waltrip won Nascar's Winston Cup three times and stands fourth in race wins among all Nascar drivers. Yet it only took half a lap in an Australian supercar around Mount Panorama to unleash his inner Snagglepuss. NOT THE CORKSCREW!

Only the most unfair race fans would use Waltrip's shriekfest with Supercar driver Jason Bright as an indicator of how a regular NASCAR driver might perform with a production-based Aussie V8 around Bathurst. The Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore-based cars actually have less power than an unrestricted Sprint Cut car — but they also weigh about 200 pounds less, and their shorter wheelbase and more modern suspension make them just a little bit faster than Darrell's accustomed to.

Also, right turns.

Bright and co-driver Andrew Jones finished fifth in the Bathurst 1000; Garth Tander and Nick Percat kept their Holden out front for the win in the crash-marred race, including this car-b-que moment that driver David Besnard was lucky to escape uninjured.


Hat tip to Adam!

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Ok, look. Darrell. I'm sure you're a nice man and all, but there's something you need to know. Now that I'm thinking about it - I bet you already know - but it seems it needs to be brought to your attention again:

The general view of NASCAR fans are fat, drunk, sportsmen(and women) of questionable hygiene and lower than average intelligence.

Your "boogity boogity" shit isn't helping.

The NASCAR fan, generally speaking, is not respected. F1 fans are holier than thou, but refined. ALMS fans are dedicated, but few compared to the others. Indy Car fans hate Tony George. But NASCAR fans - they're the slow, inbred cousin(pun intended) of racing fans worldwide. The butt of jokes from all the other self-respecting race fans.

And your "boogity boogity" shit isn't helping.

Now, after much distress of putting up w/ the NASCAR Channel(aka: SPEED) and their "Pass Time" and "NASCAR Chef" crap, they finally give us something other than the wonderful 2AM broadcasts of Formula 1 to be excited about, in covering the V8 Supercars series. I assumed, since they speak the Queen's English over there, we would get a direct feed from the local coverage and commentating team - which I would have been perfectly fine with. But I heard that it was going to be covered by the NASCAR team @ FOX, and that good ol' Dee Dubya would be part of it. Upon hearing that news, I feared that this would made into the children's show that Fox calls "Sprint Cup NASCAR coverage."

And your "boogity boogity" shit doesn't help.

So, hoping against hope, I turned on the coverage, and actually enjoyed the telecast, initially. But then my IQ quickly began to drop when the above video was played. When that kidney stone of a segment finally passed, I just wanted to get to the start of the race. They explained the start, and brought the proper build up, right to the lights of the standing start - one of the best sounds in motorsport - only to be drowned out but the absolute worst sound in motorsport.

Your "boogity boogity" shit.

I'm sure it was a good race, and I have the whole thing DVRd to watch later, but I fear I'm going to see some cartoon wallaby w/ a foam finger acting scared when the cars drive past the camera.

Go ahead and do all your NASCAR stuff on NASCAR time. Keep that "boogity boogity" shit out of everything else. It's not funny. It's not endearing. It's not exciting. It's part of what keeps NASCAR in that white trash, sub-intelligent, "southern stupid" stigma that will never be erased so long as stuff like this continues.