@nascarcasm’s 2020 camera roll dump
By @nascarcasm | Sunday, November 15, 2020
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After the conclusion of every season, I delete countless gigabytes of photos from my phone. Some are screenshots. Some are images tweeted by someone else that I downloaded. Some are awful memes that I now regret posting. But before I do, I share some of them with you -- the fine people who put up with them. Let us take a look back at 2020.
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Thanks to the zoom lens, I was able to capture Dale Earnhardt Jr. waiting to throw the green flag at the Daytona 500. Little did I know how much I'd be using Zoom in the coming months.
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This is probably the greatest picture I've taken at a race track. Jimmie Johnson and his family heading to the race car for his final Daytona 500. Granted, I set a low bar -- most of my photos from the track feature my own thumb.
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Kyle Busch before the Daytona 500 putting ice down Brexton's back. That's cold, Kyle. HAAAAAAAAA pun game fierce.
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I saw this on the double yellow line at Daytona. I know this fan means well, but you're basically asking your favorite baseball player to almost run out of the basepath here.
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This one was on there all year and I can't for the life of me remember why. I mean, download it if you want I guess.
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During preseason media days, drivers are often filmed in front of green screens. In order to annoy the hell out of race teams, I take them off Twitter and usually place a dumb video behind the driver. Some have just given up and started throwing me a bone. THANK YOU FOREVER, JTG DAUGHERTY RACING.
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WHAT THE HELL IS ... OHHHHH wait this was for a really bad tweet about how Joe Gibbs, after entry into the NFL and NASCAR
Halls of Fame, might be shooting for a third. I think I deleted this one.
Halls of Fame, might be shooting for a third. I think I deleted this one.
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As soon as Clint Bowyer posted this on Instagram I screenshotted the HELL out of it. It's just glorious thinking about how Clint got to enjoy the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl, how he met head coach Andy Reid, and how I'm not at all surprised he owns a jacket like that.
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Old NASCAR commercials are a treasure trove of imagery, and whenever someone texts me something I'm not expecting, well, they get this image back. Thanks, longtime nemesis.
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I was awaiting a picture of Chase Elliott holding up a giant winner's check so I could drop the ultimate "How It Started/How It's Going" meme on Twitter, but alas, came away brokenhearted.
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This was the year of Ward Burton's renaissance. He sort of became an ersatz Bear Grylls on Twitter. He'd post pictures of himself grabbing a rattlesnake off the seat of his tractor, only to assure viewers it was, in his own words, "Hahmluss." Not sure the context of this picture. All I know is that whatever caused this injury to Ward's temple is likely dead and dismembered.
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I'm still not sure if this woman knows she was receiving an autograph from Joey Logano or not. Probably, but it's funnier if you pretend she isn't.
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Kyle Petty, as you know, is a talented musician, thanks primarily to his stint in the Partridge Family.
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Kyle Busch posted this, jokingly saying it was his iRacing rig. Amusingly enough, it's still more high-tech than the one with which Ty Majeski won races.
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Cannot for the life of me remember who posted this mesmerizing image of Tyler Reddick sitting on the tailgate of a truck and eating a burrito. Might have been Kaz Grala? But what I do know is that of all the photos of Tyler Reddick sitting on the tailgate of a truck eating a burrito, this is like the Mona Lisa. It's that great.
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My first attempt at iRacing looked much the same. But this is Clint Bowyer as he should be -- with a microphone.
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This has circulated widely, but it's still a great image to keep on your phone. It speaks of Corey LaJoie's ambition as a driver, and failure as a selector of typefaces.
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True story -- when nearly naked Matt DiBenedetto posted this picture of himself on Twitter, I messaged my editor all like "OMG we have to do some sort of gallery on this." I created one image of it and pulled the plug immediately because it started making me feel urpy.
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Clearly a screen grab from one of the televised episodes of "The Dale Jr. Download." I do not know the context, other than he's got the "Seinfeld" Kramer hair going.
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This capture from a Pro Invitational Series event is applicable to like 90 percent of what happened in 2020.
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The last page of the book says "Richard Petty Motorsports." I'm not even kidding.
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Lorra Bowyer captured this image of Clint the day after the Super Bowl. I diagnose a three-day hangover.
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Quarantine provided folks with the chance to learn new skills. I give you champion, Hall of Famer, analyst and registered beautician Jeff Gordon.
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This photo gets even better if you pretend those are Chad Knaus' feet.
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A FarmersOnly.com avatar if there ever was one.
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Ryan Blaney can post a video of himself dripping vanilla ice cream from his mustache and still get like 20,000 likes.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. from the documentary where they cleared North Wilkesboro so it could be scanned for iRacing. Serious Eminem "8 Mile" vibes.
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This sounds like the chorus to a Busta Rhymes song.
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Me after every single tweet that I post.
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Again, I can't remember the context. But it's sufficiently horrifying.
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Not to drop a massive spoiler but Chase Elliott's season got significantly better.
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We needed a little levity. Denny Hamlin provided it. As well as two full cans of nightmare fuel.
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Thanks to Ryan Blaney for the ultimate "My Plans Vs. 2020" image.
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Again, no clue. If this was tweeted, I don't know why.
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I think this was a screen grab from Denny Hamlin's Instagram story. Or his "Sex And The City" audition. I forget.
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Sometimes, enraged radio chatter is better without any context. Like here, for instance.
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After one of Chase Elliott's mid-week victories. Grade-A meme work here. Solid.
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It's Chase Elliott after winning the All-Star Race at Bristol but it's also me trying to get a straw into a Capri Sun.
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Media availabilities on Zoom worked fine, although I still don't know what Brad Keselowski saw out of his motorcoach window that had him so freaked out.
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This look is called "Paul Menard Cosplay."
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If you ask me why I placed Landon Cassill's face on JD McDuffie, well, that my friends is why there's a shrug emoji.
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Cole Custer was doing pre-playoff interviews like this. I was afraid he'd fallen off his car again.
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YES, WE CAN SEE YOU ON THE ZOOM, CLINT.
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A throwback look so accurate he could unlock Richard Petty's phone with Face ID.
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I watched Martin Truex Jr.'s entire Zoom availability hoping that deer head in the background would start singing.
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Homeboy is either wearing a protective codpiece under his firesuit or he really trusts Brad Keselowski's aim.
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Ah, the Roval. The sweet, sweet Roval. My Roomba does the same thing, getting stuck under nightstands and such.
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Kurt Busch had a Cup race at Kansas at 3 p.m. and a dogsled race at 8 p.m.
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How the hell is Harry Gant 80 and looking like this? He's Paul Rudd, this guy.
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At long last, the Jimmie Johnson man romper finally reached its rightful owner. My work here is done.