Since the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway is this weekend it only made sense to post photos from the Lowe’s testing session that occurred a couple weeks ago.

I’ve been following the presidential election coverage a lot and everybody is looking for a “game-changer” from the debates and in terms of NASCAR I think this weekend’s race might bring just that for the drivers embroiled in the The Chase. At least I hope this race produces a game-changer because I think it’ll be far more interesting if the points lead changes hands again.

Oh and I have something to say about NASCAR’s judgment on the whole Regan Smith/Tony Stewart Talladega finish. So yes they got the call right but they really need to work on being clear on the rules in the first place. This isn’t the first time the rules have been foggy. Even the announcers calling the race heard different things about the rules for the last lap of the race. So the bottom line is they still f’ed up. Thank you.

:)

In other news…

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Aric Almirola reshapes his fender well after hitting the wall during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Aric Almirola reshapes his fender well after hitting the wall during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Mike Skinner (left), who is testing the No. 84 Red Bull Toyota talks with Brian Vickers (center) and Scott Speed, who is testing the No. 82 Red Bull Toyota, during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Mike Skinner (left), who is testing the No. 84 Red Bull Toyota talks with Brian Vickers (center) and Scott Speed, who is testing the No. 82 Red Bull Toyota, during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Reed Sorenson helps in the garage during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Jeremy Mayfield tested the No. 41 Target Dodge normally driven by Sorenson. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Reed Sorenson helps in the garage during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Jeremy Mayfield tested the No. 41 Target Dodge normally driven by Sorenson. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kasey Kahne talks with the media prior to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Kahne is attempting to become the first driver to sweep all three series events at Lowe's Motor Speedway in one season. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kasey Kahne talks with the media prior to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Kahne is attempting to become the first driver to sweep all three series events at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in one season. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Carl Edwards relaxes in the garage prior to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

I can’t help but think of Dennis the Menace when I look at this photo. :)

Carl Edwards relaxes in the garage prior to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)