Hooniverse Weekend Edition: Last Call: NASCAR Headquarters Edition

So, as Mr. Brennan seems to be recovering from his partying like a Rock Star or is it Charley Sheen totally business like time out in the home of the Indy 500, this olelongrooffan thought I would pipe in with Last Call for this last night of the Bike Week down here in the greater Daytona Beach area.
I first offer this image I gathered a couple years ago of these NASCAR dudes toting their gas cans from the SUNOCO gas station back to Pit Road and, as I surmised during that long forgotten blog post, How Long Was The Wait In That Gas Line?

Well, my fellow Hoons, as I was leaving an illegal unconventional parking spot in the parking lot of the NASCAR tower down on International Speedway Boulevard last weekend where I was touching that 56 Nomad….UPDATE: no stretch marks (at least on that Nomad) by the way…I spotted no fewer than fourteen of these signs in the parking lot of the headquarters of NASCAR, International Speedway Corporation and the GrandAmerican Road Racing Series!
Note, excellent quasi inside information informs this olelongrooffan that McLaren is designing some new fuel injection systems for use, for the first time ever, in NASCAR for 2012, hence Louis Hamilton spending some time in a Stewart-Haas racecar later this year. I’m only saying.

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  1. smokyburnout Avatar
  2. Joe Dunlap Avatar
    Joe Dunlap

    Glad to see McLaren is helping (dragging kicking and screaming no doubt) into the 20th Centrury. Heavens, what might those crazies do next, IRS?

  3. coupeZ600 Avatar

    I just replied to J.E.'s post over at Slacktivism, and it got me thinking about BFH's. Amongst the few things I miss about my old job was that they had an "Impact Driver", this thing that held various 3/8ths drive bits and you would strike with a BFH. I only used it a few times, but in each case it was the only tool that would work. I wanted one of my own, but when I asked the guy on the Snap-On truck he told me that one with just the basic bits was something crazy, like three hundred bucks. Anybody know of one a little more reasonable?

    1. smokyburnout Avatar

      I believe the Craftsman one is all of $25… Pretty sure it has the warranty, too.
      <img src="http://toolmonger.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/hand-impact_s.jpg&quot; />

  4. Jim-Bob Avatar

    I have always wondered if I would get ticketed/towed if I parked my 20 year old Metro in one of those spots. I mean, it's not a hybrid and if it's not a hybrid people think it is not efficient even if it is. With 46 mpg city my last tank it is better than most Prii but I don't think that would matter to the parking police.

    1. CJinSD Avatar

      What could the parking police do to you? I suppose if you're employed by a ridiculous organization that designates these spots or similar, you need to abide by their rules. But what if your relationship is that of a customer? Is a supermarket going to ticket shoppers for parking by a stupid sign that doesn't relate to a legally defined special interest group that has successfully dimished our democracy in a court of law?

      1. Jim-Bob Avatar

        Maybe not a supermarket but possibly a municipal parking lot or garage. I just wonder if a government parking attendant would ticket me for parking something there that was not new or labeled a hybrid and fail to realize the mileage some older vehicles get. I would wonder the same thing if I drove a Subaru 360, Subaru Justy, Chevy Sprint, Fiat 500, Honda N600, CRX HF or Civic VX for that matter. I might be wrong but I think it is an interesting question with regards to older and classic fuel efficient vehicles that most average people would not recognize as being extremely efficient. This is not meant to be an antagonistic statement either as I feel it is a legitimate question that has to be asked by those of us who do not feel the need to spend a lot of money on a new car in order to get fuel efficiency. I'd also ask the same question if ANY reasonably efficient car was ticketed for such an offense as there is no definition of what is meant by fuel efficient on the sign. It is too vague and unenforceable but I suspect most people would pay it instead of challenging it in court.

        1. chrystlubitshi Avatar

          i would park my '94 1.5L eagle summit coupe in one of those spots, no question.. when it is in good running order it easily pulls 35 mi/gal. in the city… and yes, i would fight it in city/public/traffic court…. it's free to go there.. and all you have to do is explain yourself/offer some proof (though, i don't know what i'd offer as proof….)