Here's a nice clip from a recent V8 qualifying race for the Clipsal 500 in Australia which shows that closing speed isn't always the greatest of assets. Careful with that merging!
The punter here is a guy named Greg Murphy, and the punt-ee is Jonathon Webb. His replacement car will be named for none other than former NASCAR champ Alan Kulwicki. Worldwide, baby!
The clip comes courtesy of frequent reader/commenter highflyjet, who notes, "If you've never watched V8's, ya gotta. The races are less than two hours, the announcers are great (dvr from channel 7 in Oz), the lingo is cool and the racing is generally good, they occasionally have a 1.5 cookie cutter runaway but not too often." Sounds a bit like heaven.