The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Speed

The Politics of Speed

Kyle Busch was arrested on May 24th after being caught by police going 128 mph while test-driving a Lexus LFA. However, I learned something much more interesting from this article: NASCAR does not require its drivers to have a driver’s license to race in its events. How is that possible?  If anyone knows a good reason for this please let me know in the comments section. [USA Today]

Some of you may have heard that the U.S. Department of Transportation recently released a new fuel economy sticker. When department secretary Ray LaHood showed up to unveil it he did so in a 12 mpg Chevrolet Suburban. [Jalopnik]

More from Jalopnik as they bring you the 10 Most Beautiful Ugly Cars. [Jalopnik]

Danica Patrick has plans to make the move to be a full-time NASCAR driver in 2012. Most people became familiar with her when she became the first woman to win an open-wheel race as an Indycar driver. While she may be a bit over-rated and her (her NASCAR sponsor) commercials are annoying, it will still be pretty cool to see her racing against the boys every weekend. [ESPN]


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