Two Must See NASCAR Videos – Ricky Stenhouse’s Victory Crash And ESPN’s Technical Difficulties

Two very bizarre videos from the world of NASCAR this past weekend to share with you this morning.  First is the incomprehendable finish to the Nationwide Series race in Iowa.  Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was leading the race coming out of Turn 4 and blew a tire engine coming to the checkered flag.  As Stenhouse slows, Carl Edwards slams into the back of his car and pushes him across the finish line to the win.  I’ve never seen anything like this, but it’s another in the wild finishes we’ve seen in racing this year.  They all seem to be following ESPN’s Marty Reid, who was on the call again…

Then on Sunday, things got weirder with the Sprint Cup at Pocono.  Brad Keselowski won the race in decidingly normal fashion, but it was what happened before the race that was interesting.  ESPN had some massive technical problems with their prerace show as advertisements and commercials interrupted the broadcast at all the wrong times.  This led to hliariously mistimed breaks, awkward segues, and catching the studio trio of Nicole Briscoe, Rusty Wallace, and Brad Daugherty in off camera chit chat (including Rusty and Brad talking about a surely well-deserved pay raise).  The whole episode makes your high school local access sports report look like the 11 pm SportsCenter.  SportsGrid has the video…

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