Dale Earnhardt Jr. wheels his car around Dover in his skeleton gloves (photo credit: Getty Images for NASCAR)For the last few weeks I’ve been watching the races with the DirecTV HotPass driver channels. As I’ve said before it’s an awesome feature and I like it a lot. I’d love it if I could mute the commentary and just listen to in-car audio and vice versa, but whatever.

I’ve been meaning to talk about the gloves Dale Earnhardt Jr. wears while driving the No. 88. They’re black with a skeleton print. Every time I see them I think of the Cobra Kai gang from “The Karate Kid” movie. I am a child of the 80′s after all. Of course I rooted for Daniel-san to kick the butt of the evil jerks from the rival dojo but I couldn’t help but think that the leader of the Cobra Kai, Johnny, was super hot. Girls always like the bad guy, what can I say? Hehe. I’d also like to note that the actor who played Johnny is still a hottie to this very day (look up William Zabka).
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Anyway, now you know the thoughts that run through my mind when I see Dale’s gloves. I have no idea where his inspiration for said gloves came from but I really dig ‘em. hehe. I wonder if Dale could get Mr. Miyagi to work with him this year.

Congratulations to Mark Martin for winning the Life Lock 400 at Michigan International Speedway! He and his team did an excellent job of being in the exactly the right place at exactly the right time. It’s all about being there at the end to take advantage of any and all opportunities that might come your way.

I don’t understand why TNT cut their coverage short when they had like 20 more minutes left to broadcast. Post-race interviews are always my favorite. Jimmie Johnson seemed a little ticked after the race. That was cool. I would pay money to see Jimmie fight with someone. Not physically but just have a really heated argument. It’d be fun. He’s always so relaxed and cool. Seeing him highly irritated would be refreshing. :)

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The No. 6 Con-way Freight Ford Roush Fenway Racing team congratulate first-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner Colin Braun in Victory Lane after the Michigan 200 Saturday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. (Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

The No. 6 Con-way Freight Ford Roush Fenway Racing team congratulate first-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner Colin Braun in Victory Lane after the Michigan 200 Saturday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. (Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

The group, Driven to Succeed, led by Tyrone McIntyre and Renee V. Wallace of Detroit Mich., attended the NASCAR Camping World Truck race on Saturday. As part of an ongoing effort to reach out to and engage the community, African American youth ages 7-17 from the local Detroit community spent a day at Michigan International Speedway learning about NASCAR and getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to host a major race weekend. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

The group, “Driven to Succeed”, led by Tyrone McIntyre and Renee V. Wallace of Detroit Mich., attended the NASCAR Camping World Truck race on Saturday. As part of an ongoing effort to reach out to and engage the community, African American youth ages 7-17 from the local Detroit community spent a day at Michigan International Speedway learning about NASCAR and getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to host a major race weekend. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

(Left to right) Kid Rock and the NFL's Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz meet Sunday before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

(Left to right) Kid Rock and the NFL’s Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz meet Sunday before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kyle Busch had a busy Saturday, competing in all three NASCAR national series. Between qualifying and racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and before heading to Kentucky Speedway for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race, Busch practiced his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. (Photo Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch had a busy Saturday, competing in all three NASCAR national series. Between qualifying and racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and before heading to Kentucky Speedway for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race, Busch practiced his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. (Photo Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mark Martin, driver of the No. 5 CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet, is congratulated in victory lane by teammate Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 DuPont/National Guard 'Year of the NCO' Chevrolet, after Martin wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday in Brooklyn, Mich. Gordon finished second. (Photo Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mark Martin, driver of the No. 5 CARQUEST/Kellogg’s Chevrolet, is congratulated in victory lane by teammate Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 DuPont/National Guard ‘Year of the NCO’ Chevrolet, after Martin wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday in Brooklyn, Mich. Gordon finished second. (Photo Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Left to right) Rex Boner of The Conservation Fund, Mike Lynch, Managing Director of Green Innovation for NASCAR, Ryan Newman, Sprint Cup Series Driver, Roger Curtis, President of Michigan International Speedway and Kevin Sayers, Michigan State Coordinator of Urban and Community Forestry Program Kevin Sayers plant a tree for NASCAR's Tree-Planting Program To Capture Carbon Emissions prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

(Left to right) Rex Boner of The Conservation Fund, Mike Lynch, Managing Director of Green Innovation for NASCAR, Ryan Newman, Sprint Cup Series Driver, Roger Curtis, President of Michigan International Speedway and Kevin Sayers, Michigan State Coordinator of Urban and Community Forestry Program Kevin Sayers plant a tree for NASCAR’s Tree-Planting Program To Capture Carbon Emissions prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)