From the Marbles - NASCAR

This is just flat-out cool: Wednesday, Brian Vickers and Team Red Bull decided to give jaded New Yorkers a taste of NASCAR craftsmanship. So amid the cabs and bicycle couriers, Vickers chose his spot, and boom:

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That's a thing of beauty right there. And even though Vickers was only stopped for fourteen seconds, he still picked up a passenger, and got him to LaGuardia in record time. (Not really, but it must've been tempting.)

New York has long been a target of NASCAR; plans for a track in Staten Island have burbled up and down with regularity. But we've all been missing the obvious: why not a race down Manhattan's concrete canyons? Hey, it works in video games, so it's got to be a good idea, right?

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