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The Frontstretch Foto Funnies! Kentucky, July 2011

_Editor’s Note: The Foto Funnies are back for 2011! Every Wednesday, Kurt Smith takes a handful of pictures from the last NASCAR race and tells us what “really” happened in those Kodak moments. This time, we take a look at some highlights from Cup racing’s crazy weekend in Kentucky!_

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Cup racing in Kentucky has finally arrived… along with a half-dozen fans who made it inside the track before the green!

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Weeks before the race, Bruton Smith gets a good giggle, informed of a politician promising the press that he won’t be allowed to hold a city hostage with his racetrack.

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After having a look outside, Mike Wallace estimates how many cars are entering the parking lot per hour.

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Joe Gibbs stresses versatility in team members, sometimes even having the team cook perform gas man duties on a pit stop.

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Joey Logano in the now-familiar position of looking over his shoulder.

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Attempting to keep things light in this high-pressure environment, the No. 18 team’s front tire carrier decided to give the team a little Elvis action.

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July.

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August.

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“And now, for an encore, keep an eye out for my Lexus in a residential area near you!”

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