NASCAR offers many 'cool' trophies
Have you ever heard a NASCAR driver say it's not about the money, it's about the trophy?
I have many times, and I'm sure the money is just as important as the trophy.
What do you think is the coolest trophy given away in NASCAR?
One of my favorites is the H. Clay Earl Ridgeway Grandfather Clock a driver gets for winning at Martinsville Speedway.
It's worth $11,000 and it plays "God Bless America," "America the Beautiful," and has the traditional Westminster Chimes.
I'm sure you always know what time it is around their homes.
Dover International Speedway gives away Miles the Monster Trophy. It's 20 inches tall, made out of Sandstone and has a die-cast race car in one of its hands.
As much as I think the thing is kind of ugly, it's also pretty cool.
The Gibson Trophy Guitar is awarded to the winners of the Nationwide Series race and the Camping World Truck series race at Nashville Super Speedway.
The guitars are designed by Sam Bass and they're always beautiful.
The Daytona 500 winner gets the Harley J. Earl Trophy. It's a Firebird-1 Rocket Car designed by Earl himself.
Who wouldn't want one of them?
At the Texas Motor Speedway, you get a cowboy hat and a pair of Beretta Stainless Stampede Pistols.
The hat is made by Charlie 1 Horse of Garland, Tx., the same folks who make Richard Petty's hats, and you know how awesome his hats are.
And last but certainly not least, the one trophy every driver wants for his or her collection is the Sprint Cup Trophy for winning the point championship.
Since we live in a country where everyone is looking for change, it's also time to change who wins the Sprint Cup championship.
The Sprint Cup guys are in Atlanta on Sunday starting at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.