Today’s apocalypse sign: Snooki to wave green flag at Richmond

Jay Busbee

So here's an, uh, interesting choice: Richmond International Raceway has announced that Snooki, the mouthy little "Jersey Shore" pixie, will be waving the green flag at next month's regular-season-ending race.

Huh. All right, then.

How did this happen? Look no further than the sponsor, Wonderful Pistachios, which brought along the Snookster as part of the sponsorship deal. She'll wave the green flag to start the race, but then she probably ought to get out of the flag stand, as the orange hue of her skin could confuse drivers uncertain of whether the race was suddenly under caution or red-flagged.

Combine this with the Danica Patrick news from earlier Thursday, and NASCAR traditionalists might be ready to give up the sport altogether and switch to golf.

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