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The Frontstretch Foto Funnies! Watkins Glen, August 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 the Monday race at Watkins Glen…_

The frustration of slow pizza delivery to the garage area finally boiled over, and Tony Stewart decided to take matters into his own hands.

As he chatted with three-time champion owner Joe Gibbs, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. grew hopeful, thinking he may have finally found the right “fit.”

“Yeah, I’m okay Mike…bring me out a couple rolls of toilet paper though, will ya?”

“Hey Michael, about that road course lesson with Boris you scheduled? I think we can cancel it.”

Hoping to match the grandfather clock and electric guitar, Watkins Glen International decided a “bag of ice” would make a cool, inexpensive-to-produce “trophy.”

Regan Smith was understandably nervous for his first pitch at Coors Field, having never performed in front of an audience this large.

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