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    Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, walks in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 19, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M/Sherwin Williams Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 19, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, signs an autograph prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 19, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 19, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Juan Pablo Montoya walks from his garage stall as his crew works on the #42 Taylor Swift/Target Chevrolet after he scraped the wall during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 20, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)

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    Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #6 Cargill/Sam's Club Ford, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway on October 20, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)

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    NFL safety Abram Elam and running back Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs pose in the infield prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 21, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images)

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    A race fan looks on prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 21, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Crew members look over the wrecked #18 M&M's Halloween Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 21, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Crew members work on the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, driven by Jimmie Johnson, after an incident in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 21, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Zest Ford, celebrates with his wife Katie and their family in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 21, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images)

kansas: can we stick a fork in espn’s “stick a fork in ‘em” feature?

Nothing important changed after the race at Kansas yesterday. Brad Keselowski still leads the points standings by 7 points over Jimmie Johnson. Denny Hamlin is still third. Sooo yep, that’s about it.

In other news…

– It tickles me that Juan Pablo Montoya’s car had a Taylor Swift paint scheme in honor of her latest CD, “Red,” that went on sale today exclusively at Target. I just find that fun because JPM doesn’t strike me as a Taylor Swift fan, but who knows? :)

– I like ESPN’s Brad Daugherty in general, he was super nice to me when I interviewed him a while back, but he really needs to STOP TALKING OVER NICOLE BRISCOE. Seriously. The only time that’s appropriate is when they’re in a segment that allows for banter, if they’re not in banter-mode they need to zip it.

– And yes that “Stick a Fork in ‘Em” feature that ESPN does during their countdown show needs to not exist anymore. If only because Ray Evernham refuses to hurt people’s feelings, especially Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon, because he’s had a direct relationship with them in the past. It’s not cute, it’s just annoying.

(Don’t see the photo gallery? Make sure you view this post on The Fast and the Fabulous.)

4 Comments

  1. October 22, 2012 at 12:49 PM ·

    Don’t think I didn’t notice you sneak in a picture of Mr. Malec working on the 48 (thank you for that). I have always wondered why doesn’t Ron get a fancy Lowes helmet for going over the wall instead of that dorky looking plain bicycle looking helmet. I have noticed it before…

  2. October 22, 2012 at 12:50 PM ·

    make that SNUCK in…apparently my grammar sensors are off…I blame it on the rain (if it was good enough for Milli Vanilli- it’s good enough for me).

  3. October 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM ·

    I am a Tony Stewart fan, but want to thank you sincerely for the amazing Kasey Kane pics you always find to post!! He may not be my favorite driver, but he is my favorite to look at!

  4. October 26, 2012 at 12:05 AM ·

    Can I go on record to say how much I DESPISE the ‘stick a fork in them’ segment? I’d like to stick a fork in whoever decided that was a good idea.

    Have to say that was the most exciting Kansas race in a while.