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50 funny NASCAR Cup memes in 2022 that you need to share with your friends
The National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. is a privately held car racing organization and related activities. Founded by Bill Frans Sr. in 1947-1948 in the United States of America, and is still owned by the Frans family. The association holds a large number of different championships (series). The three largest NASCAR series are NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The series is also being held outside the United States - in Mexico and Canada.
NASCAR dates back to 1949, when Bill France Sr. decided to combine the semi-amateur production car races in the southeastern United States into one championship. No motorsport organization has undertaken to sanction this competition and France founded the sanctioning organization himself. Since 1949, NASCAR has held three championships - Strictly Stock (strictly serial), Modified (modified) and Convertible (open). Initially, Modified was a success, but gradually Strictly Stock came out on the first roles, about which it was said that the same cars participate in it as they drive on the roads, and anyone can take part.
High prizes attracted eminent pilots, low costs allowed newcomers to prove themselves. The good selection of tracks and the prudent policies of the Association have contributed to the rapid growth in popularity. In 1959, the huge Daytona International Speedway, a specially built for NASCAR racing, appeared, and the Daytona 500 race held there became the star of the championship.
Bemorepanda collected some funny memes about NASCAR.
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5.Going in circles
Gradually, the championship moved away from its philosophy of participation of purely production cars - high speeds and asymmetric loads required modifications to improve safety. At first, even the riders cut a window in the bottom, through which the most loaded front right wheel could be seen, in order to call in on time to change tires. In 1962, the factory teams entered the championship, which had previously supported their brands behind the scenes, and the arms race and the growth of speeds began. Hiding behind the definition of "production car", the Big Three companies produced small batches (in 1970 a batch of at least 500 cars was needed to participate in races) of cars optimized for racing. In the early 70s, "air war" cars, such as the Plymouth Superbird, entered the track, but the Association took measures to prevent a further technology race and introduced special restrictions for such cars. The 1973 energy crisis that followed soon after forced the car companies to withdraw from the championship altogether.
In parallel with the technological competition, the companies tried to attract eminent racers to their side. Racers became real stars, but their attempts to create their own association of pilots to fight for safety were sharply suppressed by Bill France Sr. - the most active were excommunicated from the races, regardless of their names, including Richard Petty himself.
In 1981, the Association completely changed its technical policy, and now silhouette prototypes with a tubular frame and only superficially resembled serial cars came out at the start. Technical innovations were increasingly limited, and in order to equalize the participants and in matters of aerodynamics, the cars even lost their external resemblance to their road counterparts.
In 1979, NASCAR's Daytona 500 race was first shown live, and popularity began to skyrocket. In addition, the task was made easier by the fact that the main competitor in the American motorsport world - CART - has split since 1996. In 1996, the Daytona 500 ratings surpassed the Indy 500 ratings and NASCAR is now the second most popular competition in the United States, behind only the NFL, and the most popular NASCAR racer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., is also America's most popular athlete.
Stock cars bear the names of production cars, but they do not even look like them. The vehicles are based on a tubular steel frame. The factories (now Dodge, Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota) only supply the teams with the blocks of cylinders, and some other parts - everything else, including the frame and outer metal cladding, is built by the teams themselves.
All stock cars are equipped with V8s with a displacement of 5.87 liters, the configuration of which has not changed since the 60s of the last century - they use a cast iron cylinder block, a lower camshaft and carburetors. The gearbox has four gears, but on oval routes the gears need only be shifted when entering pit stops and when driving under a peyscar. In 2007, NASCAR's top division began the transition to Car of Tomorrow. In 2007, such machines were used only on short ovals (up to 1.33 miles), since 2008 CoTs have been used at all stages.
The engines on the Car of Tomorrow cars are made to an even tighter specification, with a fixed cylinder spacing, which makes them virtually the same. However, their recoil remains the same - a lower shaft petrol V8 with a volume of 5.87 liters and a capacity of about 770 hp. The body is taller, wider and longer (the base is 110 inches or 2794 mm), an adjustable splitter appeared in front (on "classic" cars, the front bumper should be strictly vertical), and a rear wing appeared instead of a huge spoiler.
This configuration gives participants a wider range of aerodynamic settings, and should compensate for the abandonment of "specialized" cars (now teams are building three types of cars: for fast tracks, slow and European type tracks). In addition, according to the organizers' calculations, the new body shape will increase the number of overtaking in races. Even more attention has been paid to safety, energy-absorbing zones have been increased, and the rider sits even closer to the center. With the introduction of the COT in full in 2008, more opponents of the COT have emerged. Of course, Michael McDowell's crash in Texas on 04/06/08 cleared up any questions about whether the safety level of a rider in the COT had changed. But, at the same time, tire problems on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which led to the association's decision to throw the technical yellow flag every 15-18 laps, are related precisely to the specifics of the COT design. Also, COT was unable to provide one of their main tasks - reducing costs due to the versatility of the chassis.
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In 2010, NASCAR began to gradually improve the aesthetic appearance of the COT. Starting with the spring round in Martinsville, they began to use a standard spoiler instead of a wing. In 2011, the appearance of the front has changed. For 2013, the front end will undergo even more changes, which will give an individual look for each car brand.
The current NASCAR eyewear system has been operating since 1975 with minor changes. The winner receives 185 points, 175 points are given for the second place, then, from the second to the sixth - in increments of 5 points, from the seventh to the 11th - in increments of 4 points, and from 12th place - in increments of 3 points, to the last, 43rd place, for which 35 points are given. However, in total, 54 participants receive points in the classification of car owners - 11 who did not start, but those who took places from 44th to 54th in qualification receive from 32 to 3 points. In addition, an additional 5 points are given to everyone who was able to promote at least one lap, as well as 5 points to the one who has won the most.
In 2004, the Cup introduced a play-off system - Chasing the Cup. For ten races before the end of the season (i.e. after 26 stages), the top ten drivers of the current moment and the drivers who are no more than 400 points behind the leader of the championship receive points in return for their previous results according to the following system: the leader of the championship receives 5050 points, the next one is 5045 and so on. In the remaining 10 races, all drivers still receive points, but only the first ten drivers can compete for the title.
Since 2007, the 400 points rule has been abolished, and the number of pilots participating in the fight for victory has been increased to 12. All participants in the Chase for the Cup receive 5000 points instead of all previously earned, and an additional 10 points for each victory won in the previous part of the season.
16.I already told you
On January 26, 2011, an event occurred in the history of NASCAR that will undoubtedly affect its future. The racing series management has published a new scoring system designed to make it more understandable for the general viewer, as well as to add an element of unpredictability to the fight for the title in 2011.
Many doubts were expressed about the new points system (much simpler than the previous one, which, as the race management considered, was too difficult to remember and calculate the points). Now the difference in points between the positions at the finish line from 43rd to 2nd place will be only one point. That is, the rider who took the last, 43rd place will receive 1 point, the one who took 42nd place - one point more, that is, 2 points, 41st - 3 points, 40th - 4 points, and so on. The rider who takes 2nd place receives, respectively, 42 points. And only the difference between the second and the first place will be 4 points and, thus, the winner of the race will receive 46 points. The new system retains additional bonuses: for leading at least one lap of the race - 1 point, for leading during most laps in the race - 1 point.
The Chase for the Cup system has also undergone changes: the 12 best riders in the regular part of the championship will continue to compete for the title of champion, but now the last 2 places in the Chase will be given to the riders who took places from 11th to 20th with the highest in the final qualification the number of victories. Thus, the last two places in the Pursuit theoretically provide a chance of getting into the finals for drivers with a more aggressive fighting style, who usually either come first or drop out of the race during the struggle for the lead.
All 12 participants in the Chase receive 2000 points, in addition, those of them who made it to the Chase from the top ten receive 3 points for each victory during the season. Those who passed into the Chase from the second ten do not receive bonus points for victories during the previous part of the season. As before, according to the results of the Chase, the driver who has the maximum number of points after the end of the tenth race gets the Cup.
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20 Facts About Celebrities And The Oscars, Movie Awards That Matter To Everyone
Many of us have heard (if not all) of such awards as the Oscars. This is a significant award in the field of cinematography, which is presented annually in the United States to the best actors, costume designers, directors, cameramen, etc. This event touches the nerve not only of all filmmakers in the world, but also of the audience.
Strange, unusual facts about the Film Academy, film awards, records, winners and nominees
Like any competition, the history of the Academy has its own records, little-known facts and events: actor Harold Russell received two statuettes for the same role, and Walt Disney was nominated by the Academy Film Academy 59 times, receiving 22 awards from them.
Bemorepanda will talk about the Oscar winners, facts about the award champions and more.
1. Eva Marie Saint is the oldest living Oscar winner at 98.
The actress is older than the Oscar itself. She was born on July 4, 1924, and the film award was created in 1929. The ceremony was first held in May. Eva won Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Edie Doyle in On the Waterfront (1954).
2. Beatrice Strait received the highest Academy Award for the shortest film performance of any actor who received a statuette.
In the film "Network" (1976), she was on the screen for only 5 minutes and 2 seconds. She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, beating out Jane Alexander (All the President's Men), Jodie Foster (Taxi Driver), Lee Grant (Voyage of the Damned) and Piper Laurie (Carrie).
3. In the history of the film award, a total of 11 children under the age of 12 have been nominated for the award.
Two of them received an Oscar. This is Tatum O'Neal and Anna Paquin.
Here is the full list of nominees:
- Justin Henry was 8 years old when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
- Jackie Cooper was 9 years old when he was nominated for Best Actor in Skippy (1931).
- Tatum O'Neill was 10 years old when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Paper Moon (1973), with which she went on to win.
- Mary Badham was 10 years old when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).
- Wally Quvenzhane was 9 years old when she was nominated for Best Actress in Beasts of the South (2012).
- Quinn Cummings was 10 years old when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Goodbye Darling (1977).
- Abigail Breslin was 10 years old when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Little Miss Sunshine (2006).
- Patty McCormack was 11 years old when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Bad Blood (1956).
- Anna Paquin was 11 years old when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in The Piano (1993), for which she received an award.
- Haley Joel Osment was 11 years old when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in The Sixth Sense (1999).
- Brandon de Wilde was 11 years old when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Shane (1953).
4. In the Oscars' history, only one actor won two awards for the same role.
It was a non-professional actor Harold Russell, who lost both his arms during World War II.
Russell was also the first Canadian male to win in the acting category. He won Best Supporting Actor for playing a wounded soldier returning from war in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), which ultimately won Best Picture.
By the way, the board of directors of the Film Academy did not think that a disabled actor would win in his category, so just before the ceremony (the night before!) They established a special Oscar for him.
The academy wanted to honor him in some way, and so they gave him a special Honorary Oscar for "inspiring hope and courage among his fellow veterans, which he showed in The Best Years of Our Lives."
That evening, Russell also defeated four acting legends—Charles Coburn (The Green Years), Claude Raines (Notorious), Clifton Webb (Razor's Edge) and William Demarest (Jolson's Story)—to win " Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
5. Only one person has ever been able to legally sell his Oscar at auction, and that too was Harold Russell.
In 1993, Russell decided to sell his competitive Oscar to help pay for his wife's medical bills. In 1950, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added a rule that no future winner could sell their statuette "without first offering to sell it to the Academy for the sum of $1", but these rules did not apply to Russell because he had won the award three years prior to the introduction. this norm.
Incidentally, then Academy President Carl Malden tried to convince Russell not to sell his Oscar, even by offering him an "interest-free loan of $20,000" to cover his bills. Despite this, the actor sold his award to an anonymous buyer for $60,500.
6. The only person to ever win an Oscar for playing the real-life statuette winner is Cate Blanchett, who played Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004)
This was Cate Blanchett's first statuette, which she received in the Best Supporting Actress category. By the way, over the past 25 years, she has already been nominated for eight Oscar acting awards.
7. Katharine Hepburn holds the record for the most statuettes and nominations received among actors and actresses.
She received four Oscars for Best Actress. During her career, the Academy nominated her 12 times (in the nominations for best actress).
Hepburn only appeared once at the Academy Awards in her entire career, and that was in 1974 when she presented Lawrence Weingarten with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.
Her four Best Actress awards were in Early Glory (1933), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968) and On the Golden Lake (1981).
8. Walt Disney has won the most Oscars with 22 in total.
He also holds the record for the most statuettes won in a single ceremony with four.
Disney received a record 59 Oscar nominations in its lifetime. His first was in 1932 and his last in 1969. In 1954 he received six nominations and won four of them (4 Oscars in one year!!!).
Disney has also received a total of three honorary Oscars. His first special award was presented in 1932 "for the creation of Mickey Mouse". He received a second statuette in 1939 for innovations in cinematography, which he demonstrated in the cartoon Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
By the way, this film has captivated millions of viewers around the world, and it was this multi-story that opened up a great new area of entertainment in the world of cinema. His third Special Award was presented in 1942 for "outstanding contribution to the development of the use of sound in motion pictures..."
9. In the history of the "Oscar" there is a case when two different actresses received a statuette for the role of the same character.
Actress Rita Moreno won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of the character Anita in West Side Story in 1961.
Sixty years later, Ariana Debos won the award for her performance as Anita in the 2021 remake of Steven Spielberg's film of the same name.
10. Among the men, there are also actors who received a statuette for playing the same character.
And it was the first time in the history of the Academy. Two actors - Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro - received statuettes for playing the same role of Vito Corleone in the films "The Godfather" and "The Godfather 2".
Marlon Brando won (and then declined) the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the 1972 film The Godfather by Vito Corleone. Two years later, in the film sequel of the same name, Robert De Niro won the Best Supporting Actor award for playing the younger Corleone.
11. Both actors who played the character of the "Joker" received a statuette - one posthumously
Actors Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix won major awards at the 2009 and 2020 ceremonies respectively for their successful performances as the Joker.
Heath Ledger received the award posthumously (for Best Supporting Actor as the Joker in The Dark Knight in 2008). Ten years later, Joaquin Phoenix won an Oscar for Best Actor for Joker.
12. Since 1929, when the Oscars were established, 16 statuettes have been awarded posthumously.
Of those 16, only two made it into the acting category: Heath Ledger and Peter Finch.
Ledger died in January 2008 when he was 28 years old. 13 months later, he was posthumously presented with an award for his performance in The Dark Knight. Peter Finch died in January 1977 at the age of 60 (two months before the Best Actor award for The Network).
13. Hattie McDaniel was the first black woman to be nominated for and win an Oscar.
McDaniel became the first African-American woman to be nominated for and honored at the same time. The actress won the statuette for Best Supporting Actress in Gone with the Wind.
14 Three Actors Turned Down Their Oscars
The most famous of these was Marlon Brando, who won the Best Actor award in 1973 for The Godfather.
He sent actress Sachin Littlefeather, who was then a member of the National Native American Positive Image Committee, to receive the award. Upon taking the stage, she stated that Brando "sadly cannot accept this very generous award, and the reasons for this are the poor treatment and treatment of the indigenous peoples of America (Indians) in Hollywood and on television."
15. A few years before Brando's refusal, George Campbell Scott refused the statuette.
The award went to him for Best Actor in Patton (1970). The actor explained his refusal by the fact that he "did not feel that he was competing with other actors."
Film producer Frank McCarthy accepted the award for Scott, but returned it to the Academy the next day. In total, Scott was nominated several times in three categories. One he turned down was his Best Supporting Actor nomination for The Rascal (1961).
Scott once showed his true hatred for Oscar by declaring, “It's all a goddamn meat parade. I don't want to be involved in this."
16. Dudley Nichols was the first to refuse his Oscar.
Because of the union boycott in 1936, he withdrew his Best Screenplay award for The Informant.
Nichols went for it because the Academy did not recognize the Writers Guild at the time. The exact wording of his refusal is "because of the antagonism between several industry guilds and the Academy of Trade Union Affairs." Nichols was the founder of the Writers Guild and also served as president in 1937 and 1938.
17. Patty Duke had the shortest Oscar speech.
In 1963, upon entering the stage, she simply said "thank you" for winning the Best Supporting Actress nomination.
Patty Duke received a statuette for her role as Helen Keller in the movie The Miracle Worker. She was 16 at the time, making her the youngest Oscar winner in history.
Another particularly short Oscar speech was from actor Joe Pesci, who, after winning Best Supporting Actor for The Goodfellas in 1991, simply said, “It's my privilege. Thank you".
And Fred Zinnemann said just two words (“Thank you very much”) after winning Best Picture for A Man for All Seasons in 1967. True, this laconicism was due to the fact that a few minutes earlier he had already gone on stage to receive a statuette for the best director, where he said in more detail what he wanted.
18. Edith Head is the most awarded and nominated woman in Oscar history with 8 wins from 35 nominations.
She became so iconic in the film world that the Pixar artists and animators were literally inspired by her when they created the character of Edna Maud in The Incredibles.
Edith Head for 29 years participated in 35 Oscar nominations (from 1949 to 1978). All of her nominations were in the "Best Costume Design" categories, which were originally split between black-and-white and color films. That is, in each category they gave their award. Then in 1967, the Academy combined these categories into one overall award for best costume design.
Some of the films for which Head has received the highest Academy Award are All About Eve, Scam, Sabrina, and Roman Holiday.
19. No one has ever won an Oscar for Best Actor in their film debut, but four have received a statuette in the Best Actress category.
Here are the winners in order: Shirley Booth for Come Back Little Sheba (1952); Julie Andrews for her performance in Mary Poppins (1964), Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl (1968) and Marlee Matlin, who starred in Children of a Lesser God (1986).
20. There have been six draws in the history of the Academy.
Two of them were in the acting categories (the most famous draw was between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand in 1969).
1. In 1932, Wallace Beery (The Champion) and Fredric March (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) shared the Best Actor Award.
2. In 1949, A Chance to Live and So Much for So Little shared the Best Short Documentary Film nomination.
3. In 1968, Katharine Hepburn ("The Lion in Winter") and Barbra Streisand ("Funny Girl") for the best female role shared the prize with each other.
4. In 1986, The Artie Show: Time Is All You Have and The Outcasts of America won the Best Documentary Film category.
5. In 1994, the Best Short Film category was tied between Franz Kafka's Life is Beautiful and Trevor.
6. And in 2012, the award was shared between Paul N. J. Ottosson (“Target One”) and Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers (“007: Skyfall”) in the nomination “Best Sound Editing”.