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Best of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Pennsylvania 400 Rain Delay

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Hydration is the key to survival, except if you’re the Pocono Raceway. In the Tricky Triangle’s case, water is a track’s worst nightmare, especially when it comes in the form of rain. A wet racetrack forced the postponing of the Pennsylvania 400 to Monday at 11 a.m., and it’s safe to say we all felt like Keelan Harvick as we chilled out waiting for the race to start.

Though NASCAR fans will have to wait one more day for the party at Pocono, the rain delay wasn’t lacking in solid entertainment.

As per usual, the Sprint Cup toddlers were all over the place. We learned last week that Kyle Busch’s son Brexton has the attention span of, well, a child. This week during his father’s rain delay interview, Brexton adorably decided to play dress-up and stole Dad’s sunglasses right off of his face.

Brian Scott’s son, Joe, felt inspired by Brexton’s decision and went for his dad’s hat during a rain delay chat.

The cuteness continued with Joey Logano’s dog, Luigi, who tried to nab some of his dad’s Coke. What is with the trend of stealing things from these Sprint Cup drivers?

So the race might not have gone on as anticipated, but at least we got to revel in the sheer cuteness of babies and puppies. That’s a pretty close second to a NASCAR Sunday.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. posts photo of disgusting mayo-banana sandwich

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted a photo on Twitter of what looks like is his lunch.

And it looks absolutely disgusting.

The NASCAR driver is having mayo and bananas on white bread, which doesn’t even look appetizing.

Who thought this would be a good combination? Seriously.

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. among Daytona 500 betting favorites

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(OddsShark.com) — After a dominating Can Am Duel victory on Thursday earned him a second row start in Sunday’s Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has emerged as a favorite to claim his third career victory in NASCAR’s top race with +385 odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Earnhardt picked up his first Daytona 500 win back in 2004 and will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing performance in last year’s race, failing to maintain a lead he held for 30 laps and eventually finishing third.

The 41-year-old North Carolina native, who trails the favorites on the odds to win the Sprint Cup championship at 10/1, has finished in the top three at Daytona in each of the past four years, including a win in 2014, and will be starting from the first two rows for the seventh time in 17 appearances in The Great American Race.

Denny Hamlin had to settle for a fifth-place Can Am Duel finish on Thursday, but prepares for Sunday afternoon’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway trailing only Earnhardt on the odds at +750.

Hamlin is followed by two-time Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson, who joins Kyle Busch at +975 despite being forced to start from the rear of the field in a backup car after being involved in a crash in the final lap of Thursday’s second Can Am Duel race.

Johnson last won the Daytona 500 in 2013 and recorded a fifth-place finish a year ago, en route to a disappointing 10th place finish in the Sprint Cup standings.

The 15-year NASCAR veteran is a 7/1 bet to claim a record-tying seventh career Sprint Cup championship, joining Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth and trailing only Kevin Harvick, who enters the week as 5/1 chalk to claim his second Sprint Cup crown in three years.

Harvick, hungry for a win after falling just one point short of a Sprint Cup championship repeat last season, enters at +1250 on the Daytona 500 odds, trailing Logano and Brad Keselowski, who are knotted at +1100, and Matt Kenseth at +1200.

Logano picked up his first career win at Daytona last year, while Keselowski completed just 160 laps in last year’s race after recording top-five appearances the previous two years. Kyle Busch, the man who edged out Harvick to finish atop the 2015 Sprint Cup standings, opens the NASCAR season with 8/1 odds of repeating as champion, followed by Keselowski at 9/1.