Daytona 500 Includes NASCAR Murder Trials, Alien Invasion, Guntoothing Kyle Bush, F-Bombs, Lockout Drivers – OutKick


you know who asked press, time sensitive Do you have questions about the Daytona 500 media day just days before the NASCAR season starts?

no. It wasn’t the AP, it wasn’t the Times, it wasn’t the Washington Post. It was OutKick. Because yours has really covered you from top to bottom.

And if you want to head to Daytona International Speedway at sunrise, you’ll have to spend the better part of eight hours, mix in a few days of bush lights, and watch dozens of pros lead the NASCAR Cup Series garage against an imminent alien attack. ask the driver. , that’s what I’m trying to do.

you’re welcome! And yes, we got some controversial answers. This will surely lead to civil war during Sunday’s race.

Elsewhere, Kyle Busch didn’t keep quiet about his recent arrest in Mexico (just kidding, but we get it), defending Daytona 500 winner Austin Sindrick, and serving jury duty in a murder trial. I did it. Kevin Harvick will be NFG this year (again, you’ll see), and more!

This is a special Thursday Daytona 500 Media Days Edition. Monday morning pit stop! Let’s talk about guns, UFOs and murder.

And I think there is some NASCAR as well.

Martin Truex Jr. was named the NASCAR leader against aliens.
Martin Truex Jr. seems to be the best alien hunter in the NASCAR garage. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

NASCAR Drivers Talk About UFOs, Elect Leaders During Alien Invasion

So I think I should start with this. A UFO appears every 4 minutes.

With that in mind, we thought it would be a good time to check in with our buddies in Cup’s garage to see just how ready they are for the final clash. Probably (not coming?) Will come.

The question was very simple: Who would you most trust to lead the Cup Garage in the event of an alien invasion?

“Martin Truex Jr.,” said former Daytona winner Eric Jones. “I think we’ve come up with a pretty good plan. He’s a hunter and I’m a hunter, so I feel like we could go in and plan together. He can survive off the grid for at least a minute. I think.”

One vote for MTJ! And, spoiler alert, it wasn’t the last.

In fact, after doing a quick (just kidding, it took me 8 hours) straw survey, Truex Jr. looked like this: of Man Most drivers wanted to hitch a wagon.

Ryan Blaney received a few votes. So did Chase Elliot – “because he can fly,” William Byron reasoned – so did Austin Dillon, Brad Keselowski, and Daniel Suarez all.

As a fun fact, how about this: Former NASCAR driver Paul Menard got two votes, apparently because he’s a doomsday prepper of sorts.

Paul Menard!

Paul Menard.
Paul Menard is apparently a NASCAR doomsday prepper. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

“He’s a survivalist and an outdoorsman,” Blaney said. “He knows everything and I believe he will lead our forces against the alien invasion.”

Incidentally, Blaney probably got the second most votes, including one from Truex himself who reasoned that Blaney’s love of Star Wars and video games would probably be a big boost.

“I mean, subconsciously, maybe,” Blaney said. “I mean, it’s going to happen eventually. You have to be prepared for it.”

William Byron, Kyle Larson don’t have much confidence in NASCAR garage

Daniel Suarez, who is apparently a big paintball guy, said he could probably handle some aliens.

Chase Elliott thought he would be fine for a while. Brad Keselowski said he would be a terrible fighter, but would do well in the role of an off-the-battle general (he’s not wrong, by the way.

Of course, Truex eventually agreed to lead after winning the electoral vote.

“Sure, I think I’ll be part of the top group,” he said without any excitement. This is perfect.

After all, we’re not looking for a comedian to lead the fight, we’re looking for a leader.

Another hunter, Austin Dillon, voted for himself. So you’re saying this guy won’t make way for me with aggression?

Austin Dillon is sporting a great mustache for the Daytona 500.
Austin Dillon has the best mustache in NASCAR. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

And now to the losers in the garage. A companion who doesn’t inspire us too much in this hypothetical (for now) attack.

After some more research, it seems everyone prefers William Byron and Kyle Larson to stay behind the herd for a while.

“If aliens are like 5-foot-10, I got it,” Suarez said before transitioning to poor Larson and Byron, who are well below 6-foot. “They’re kind of quiet and small. I think Larson would (hang out in the back).

Ryan Blaney didn’t have better prospects for Larson.

“He’ll probably be caught and tested,” he said of the former NASCAR champion. A person who (reportedly) stands at 5-foot-6.

Others who received votes in this category included Noah Gragson, Ty Gibbs, and Denny Hamlin.

“I mean, look at him,” Alex Bowman said of three-time Daytona winner Hamlin. “Do you think that man is hunting aliens?”

Um… Alex?

NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin is a three-time Daytona 500 winner.
Denny Hamlin. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Austin Sindrick has jury summons after winning Daytona 500

Wild ride, right? Think you’re getting that content elsewhere today? Mainly because most of the other media his heads were waiting away from each driver to ask the alien questions.

Guys, don’t work hard, work smart.

OK, so on to some other Media Day highlights…

Austin Sindrick, how did winning the Daytona 500 last year change your life?

“I haven’t changed in the slightest,” he said. “Even after I got 500, I still had to take out the trash on Monday, and two weeks later I had a jury call. That was the second edition. I told them they would send me one, I had Roger’s (Pensky’s) attorney send the letter and everything and I checked.

“I had just won the Daytona 500, so they did a follow-up and sent me one in December. It was a good life experience, but it was the worst time.”

You see, NASCAR drivers wear pants one leg at a time, too. just like us. Jury duty stinks, but I think it’s cool to be on a murder trial.

If you don’t agree, you have to acquit!

Leave Kyle Bush and his gun alone.
Kyle Bush loves guns! (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch gets mad when asked about vacation in Mexico

Want to know how to silence everyone in the media center for two seconds? Ask Kyle Bush the question we’re all thinking about.

Ask him about his recent arrest and prison sentence. Mexico over bringing guns into the country!

“I’ve made a statement about it before, and that’s all I have to say on that topic,” he said Wednesday.

“I don’t care,” he replied, still tingling 24 hours later.

“I was a (gun) carrier before that,” Bush said when asked about his history with guns.

On a light note, Bush made another weed joke when asked about moving from former sponsor M&Ms to current sponsor 3Chi.

“I went from Candyman to adult Candyman,” he said.

Thank you Rowdy for taking the strain out of it!

Kevin Harvick won’t give af-k this season

Ok, a few more notes before we head into Thursday night’s qualifying race…

Kevin Harvick announced last month that this would be his 23rd and final NASCAR Cup season. Looking to burn some bridges!

“Dale Jr. summed it up for me by saying that’s my NFG tour. When they roll, we’re solving them,” he said.

Feel free to search for “NFG”. However, you should be able to piece it all together by now.

I can’t wait to see Kevin Harvick punt someone every week.

Travis Pastrana Not Included In System But Qualifies For Daytona 500

Finally, how about Travis Pastrana jumping into a NASCAR Cup Series car for the first time and qualifying for the Daytona 500 last night?

Motorsports legend Pastrana is an 11-time X-Games gold medalist and founder of Nitro Circus. He was one of his two unsanctioned entries to qualify for his 500 based on Wednesday night hours.

The other was a man named Jimmie Johnson.

Welcome back, Seven Time!

Personally, I’m happy to have Pastrana on the track. Little do you know, but you and Pastrana were actually at the Daytona 500 Credential Building early Wednesday morning trying to get your weekend pass.

And whose name do you think was in the system? Who wasn’t?

Hint: It wasn’t me! Poor Travis.

Travis Pastrana is not included in the NASCAR system.
Travis Pastrana is not a recognizable name in NASCAR…yet!

Pastrana had to wheel and deal for at least 20 minutes before finally getting a hard card. Twelve hours later he qualified for the Daytona 500.

12 hours later I was on my 6th bush light.

different world.

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