NASCAR’s Worst Cheaters
Or, depending on how you look at it, NASCAR’s best and brightest.
Maybe it's the racing league's roots of liquor-running and back-road hoonery; maybe it's the relaxed nature of many of the people involved, from drivers to fans. But when we hear about someone wiling up an unfair advantage in NASCAR, we can't help but smile and be a little impressed. The good folks at Popular Mechanics
have come up with a list of ten notable instances of cheating from America's favorite stock car racing series; while rule-bending genius Smokey Yunick rightfully nabs two slots for his sneaky stunts (like using a fuel line capable of holding a whopping five gallons of gas), we have to give the Ballzie Award to Tim Flock, who built his roll cage out of wood, then painted it to look like steel. (He also would bring his pet rhesus monkey along during races. Hey, it was 1952.) [via Popular Mechanics
There's something about NASCAR that makes tweaking the rules seem more acceptable than in most competitive events.