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Snackies at the racetrack?

NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip is inviting NASCAR fans and baking enthusiasts everywhere to "rev up" their ovens, combine a Duncan Hines® Brownie Mix with creative ingredients and enter a favorite, original dessert recipe in the Duncan Hines "Boogity, Boogity, Boogity" Brownie Recipe Contest.

Boogity, Boogity, Boogity

"I've seen some pretty creative desserts at the race track, and the Duncan Hines Boogity, Boogity, Boogity Brownie Recipe Contest lets fans have fun and get inventive with brownies," said Waltrip. "Knowing the enthusiasm, spirit and creativity of NASCAR fans, we are sure to get some great dessert recipes - Let's get baking!"

Will the winner have a loving cup of Duncan Hines mix poured over his head?

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Boogity, Boogity, Boogity?

:blink:

"I've caught you Richardson, stuffing spit-backs in your vile maw. 'Let tomorrow's omelets go empty,' is that your fucking attitude?" -E. B. Farnum

"Behold, I teach you the ubermunch. The ubermunch is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the ubermunch shall be the meaning of the earth!" -Fritzy N.

"It's okay to like celery more than yogurt, but it's not okay to think that batter is yogurt."

Serving fine and fresh gratuitous comments since Oct 5 2001, 09:53 PM

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I've got a fifty that says the winning entry contains possum.

Ah yes, the steroetype that all NASCAR fans are fat white bud drinking racist good ole' boys. :angry:

In fact the demographics of the NASCAR fan base are increasingly urban ethnically diverse and rich. Recent years have seen new tracks in Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, and LA.

In addition to their dropping of RJR tobacco as primary sponsor (Winston Cup) in order to broaden fan base, there has been a huge controversy about the schedule change taking away the traditional Labor Day Southern 500 race from Darlington SC and giving that prime weekend to a race in California.

I know that you were just trying to be funny, but in the mind of this NASCAR fan you failed miserably.

If someone writes a book about restaurants and nobody reads it, will it produce a 10 page thread?

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What's NASCAR? A car race?

"I've caught you Richardson, stuffing spit-backs in your vile maw. 'Let tomorrow's omelets go empty,' is that your fucking attitude?" -E. B. Farnum

"Behold, I teach you the ubermunch. The ubermunch is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the ubermunch shall be the meaning of the earth!" -Fritzy N.

"It's okay to like celery more than yogurt, but it's not okay to think that batter is yogurt."

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NASCAR. It's a stock car (and truck, I believe) racing series. It is one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the US.

NASCAR stands for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, and it’s the governing body for one of the most popular sports in the United States. The speed and power of NASCAR stock cars – and the people who drive those cars – have enticed millions of fans to the sport in recent years, making it one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States.
from NASCAR for Dummies.

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What's NASCAR? A car race?

Its an entire class of car racing and the over-arching racing assocation -- Like Formula 1/Grand Prix, Indy Car, and ALMS/IMSA (Le Mans). If you've seen the movie "Days of Thunder" thats what NASCAR is. I don't beleive they have tracks in Canada. In NASCAR they drive heavily modified "stock cars", not sports cars/saloon cars like in IMSA or specialized race cars like in Indy or Formula 1.

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Please excuse my provincialism in assuming that NASCAR was universally understood.

NASCAR = National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing

Stock car meaning that, originally, these were cars that were sold by dealerships and then modified, as opposed to Grand Prix cars that were designed specifically and only for the track. These days the bodies of the cars still look like Ford Taureses, Chevrolet Monte Carlos, etc. but that's about it. Everything else is race car specific.

Stock car racing has its roots in the moonshine runners in the southern US during prohibition. To evade the government agents the moonshine runners "souped up" their cars. This inevitably led to racing on small unorganized circuits. Following the repeal of prohibition, the organization that governs the sport - NASCAR - began to organize and put the smaller race organizers out of business. NASCAR, as an sport's governing body is unusual in that it is owned by one family - the France's. Until the late 1980s NASCAR was largely still southern and all-white (hence the stereotype). Over the last 20 years, Bill France Sr. and now Jr. made great efforts to widen the fan base. They have succeeded wildly. Of course, they have inevitably alienated some of the older fan base by moving NASCAR away from it's roots.

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Thanks.

A "stock car" is an ordinary car? But then modified for racing?

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Thanks again.

All questions answered.

Except for the "boogity" thing.

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"I've caught you Richardson, stuffing spit-backs in your vile maw. 'Let tomorrow's omelets go empty,' is that your fucking attitude?" -E. B. Farnum

"Behold, I teach you the ubermunch. The ubermunch is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the ubermunch shall be the meaning of the earth!" -Fritzy N.

"It's okay to like celery more than yogurt, but it's not okay to think that batter is yogurt."

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Thanks.

A "stock car" is an ordinary car? But then modified for racing?

Originally that was case.

These days everything is custom made for the track. Only the outline of the car "appears" to be the same as the mass market vehicle.

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Thanks.

A "stock car" is an ordinary car? But then modified for racing?

Not really. Now they build them on NASCAR approved chassis and engine platforms. Originally, years ago, they were actually "stock cars". Not now.

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All questions answered.

Except for the "boogity" thing.

Waltrip, a three-time Winston Cup champion and current NASCAR on FOX announcer, serves as a celebrity judge of the contest. He created the popular racing phrase "Boogity, Boogity, Boogity - Let's Go," and he will be featured, along with the recipe contest details, on a special, limited edition package of Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix.

Emphasis mine.

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Methinks Darrell Waltrip ought to be involved in the Indy 500 instead of NASCAR...

(For those who are unfamiliar with Indy tradition, upon crossing the finish line, the winner traditionally chugs cold milk out of a glass bottle...)

...except for Emerson Fittipaldi who, as a Brazilian, drank Orange Juice - damn philistine...

<in a past life, I dated a race car driver and we watched Indy, Cart, and F1 - some of these things are still stuffed in this brain of mine>

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Methinks Darrell Waltrip ought to be involved in the Indy 500 instead of NASCAR...

(For those who are unfamiliar with Indy tradition, upon crossing the finish line, the winner traditionally chugs cold milk out of a glass bottle...)

...except for Emerson Fittipaldi who, as a Brazilian, drank Orange Juice - damn philistine...

<in a past life, I dated a race car driver and we watched Indy, Cart, and F1 - some of these things are still stuffed in this brain of mine>

Yeah, these days in NASCAR it's gatorade (doesn't really go to well with dessert).

Unless of course the driver is sponsored by another non-alcoholic beverage, in which case it is funny to watch the driver's PR man scoop away the gatorade left on the car in victory lane by the NASCAR PR guy and add coke/pepsi.

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Yeah, the post-race dance of powerade/gatorade/coke/pepsi, added to the dance of which hat they're supposed to be wearing when they come out of the car, makes for amusing watching, and lots of PR folk bumping into each other at the end of the race.

Then there are the races which are sponsored by food products, which brings yet another iteration of things-on-top-of-the-car. For instance, at the Pop Secret 400, they use popcorn as confetti. Combine that with the flying beer/champagne/soda/sports drink, and all that popcorn turns into pop-crete. The 2002 race winner commented recently that he still has the car he won in, and in over a year they've never been able to get all the popcorn off. And at this year's Tropicana 400, someone caught the winner upside the head with an orange. :laugh:

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There is not one person on this forum that could complete one lap of a Nascar race without complaining that their wrists hurt or they were tired. Nascar is a VERY tough thing and the skill level is unparalled by any sport in America.

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There is not one person on this forum that could complete one lap of a Nascar race without complaining that their wrists hurt or they were tired. Nascar is a VERY tough thing and the skill level is unparalled by any sport in America.

Big Deal

There is not one Nascar Driver on the whole Circuit who can make a smoked brisket, a seafood gumbo, or a chocolate chess pie as well as I can.

So there! :raz:

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There is not one person on this forum that could complete one lap of a Nascar race without complaining that their wrists hurt or they were tired. Nascar is a VERY tough thing and the skill level is unparalled by any sport in America.

If they're such great drivers, why don't they ever turn right?

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There is not one person on this forum that could complete one lap of a Nascar race without complaining that their wrists hurt or they were tired. Nascar is a VERY tough thing and the skill level is unparalled by any sport in America.

If they're such great drivers, why don't they ever turn right?

They don't have to. They hire Trans-Am drivers for those races. :wink:

Back OT:

Nascar veteran Sterling Marlin once playfully disparaged the sportscar teams and drivers in town for the 24hr race preceding the Daytona 500 as, "those wine and cheese guys." I took it as a compliment.

I guess Sterling is now a "Bud and Brownie" kind a guy.

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There is not one person on this forum that could complete one lap of a Nascar race without complaining that their wrists hurt or they were tired. Nascar is a VERY tough thing and the skill level is unparalled by any sport in America.

If they're such great drivers, why don't they ever turn right?

Actually they do.

They race two tracks that are "road tracks"

Watkins Glen in upstate NY (absolutely beautiful spot and there are some wineries up there that make great Gewurztraminers and Rieslings - see esp. Hermann J Wiemer)

Sears Point in CA (don't think there are any good wineries there) :rolleyes:

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If they're such great drivers, why don't they ever turn right?
They don't have to. They hire Trans-Am drivers for those races.
Actually they do. They race two tracks that are "road tracks"

Good answers, especially

They'd hit the wall.
... :laugh: !!

They may not be as sophisticated about food as this group, but they are great athletes and in my opinion the races very entertaining and amazingly strategic! I can't understand why anybody would hate NASCAR, just ignore it if you don't like it.

Life is short; eat the cheese course first.

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