What do most fans ask about NASCAR?
Have you ever wondered what are the most frequently asked questions about NASCAR?
Well, I did, and here's what I found, at least according to a poll at ask.com.
Much to my surprise, the number one question was "How do NASCAR drivers go to the bathroom?"
Are you kidding me?
Come on folks, they go just like everyone else.
Common sense would tell you they go before they get ready to get in the race car.
Most drivers lose between five and 10 pounds of water weight during a race, so they don't need to go to the bathroom during the race.
The number two question was "How much do NASCAR drivers get paid?"
Now that's a good question.
Most earn a base pay of $2 million. They also earn money from endorsement ads and a certain percentage of the winnings.
Some drivers make as much as $10 to $20 million a year.
In 2009, the name of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s girlfriend was the most researched topic. This year, it's number three.
From what I found, he does have a girlfriend. No one seems to know who she is, other than a "Mooresville girl."
Next question. "What does NASCAR stand for?"
That's an easy one. National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing.
Number five: "What is burn out alley?"
It's a new section added at Texas Motor Speedway for the fans and motor coaches.
"Who is Tony Stewart dating?"
We don't know because no one has the nerve to ask him.
"How do you get a job on a pit crew?"
A lot of the pit crew guys have gone to vocational schools and others got their jobs simply by sweeping the floor at the shop.
Well, there you have it. And I can honestly say, most of these are not questions I would ask.
The Sprint Cup guys are in Michigan on Sunday.
Whip City Speedway: Peter Dance (3rd).