A Match Made in NASCAR Heaven

A Match Made in NASCAR Heaven

You know you're a NASCAR fan if . . .

Please make up your own joke; plenty of people have. I'm not here to join the parade. I merely want to point out a possible reason why non-fans snicker at the sport.

NASCAR fans value image over achievement. You could easily conclude that the worse a driver is, the more fans will like him — or her.

The latest proof came this week when Danica Patrick was named the Nationwide Series most popular driver. We can only presume that Paul Hospenthal did not have a vote.

He's Danica's soon-to-be ex. She announced the pending divorce Wednesday. Hopefully she had a good pre-nup and gets to keep the one career win they had between them.

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