Video: NASCAR race in Talladega has fiery and dramatic ending!

NASCAR has long tried to get mainsteam America into watching the racing series. Well, if they had something like this happen more often - provided, of course, that no one gets hurt - they’re ratings would jump straight through the roof.

This race, the Aaron 312 at Talladega, Alabama, had quite a dramatic ending to it and we’re not even talking about the last-second overtake by Brad Keselowski over Kevin Harvick. That dramatic finish wasn’t nearly as hot - literally and figuratively - as Jamie McMurra instigating a middle-of-the-field mishap that resulted in Dennis Setzer’s Dodge Charger catching fire and heading towards the fence.

Like we said, we don’t mind these kind of finishes provided that no one gets hurt. And for the most part, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that NASCAR needs dramatic finishes like this if it hopes to gather more of a following from the mainstream audience.

The only thing missing from this is Ricky Bobby running around in his underpants and crying out to Tom Cruise for help.

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Source: ESPN

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7 comments:

  (503) posted on 02.23.2011

As a native and resident Kentuckian, I feel honor bound to copy edit this post it’s "shotgun," one word.

  (579) posted on 02.23.2011

Yep, a night race in Kentucky will bring the shot guns for celebration. Lets call it the Moonshine 400.

  (447) posted on 02.22.2011

better if they use is as a safety car for the Dayton.

  (1211) posted on 02.22.2011

nice I hope they offer it as a special edition Camaro.. i love the color tone plus the decals and vinyls.

  (377) posted on 04.29.2010

"crash and burn" is that the word has to be?

  (442) posted on 04.28.2010

They look like toys that has crashed and burned.

  (648) posted on 04.28.2010

haha dang that tragic, well good thing that no one is seriously injured that’s how dangerous the racing could be.

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