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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Commercials You Might Wish You Never Saw

There have been some great commercials over the years featuring NASCAR drivers, though if you believe what you see, they wear firesuits and drive their racecars everywhere they go, and would apparently forget their own car number if it wasn’t embroidered on their pajamas.  However, they can’t all be instant classics.  Here are a few that, while memorable, are memorable for all the wrong reasons.

1. Denny Time

No time should ever be Denny Time.  Ever.

2. Date night

What was he thinking?  Wait, in retrospect, what was she thinking?

3. JJ’s pet porcupine

They make these handy things called gloves, Jimmie…

4. NAPA NO-how

The singing is bad enough.  But the end seals the need for mental floss.

5. 2014 Indy 500 promo

OK, it’s not NASCAR, but it is racing and well, this is the wrongest of the wrong. Fair warning, you will never, ever unsee this…

About the author

Amy is an 20-year veteran NASCAR writer and a six-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found working on her bi-weekly columns Holding A Pretty Wheel (Tuesdays) and Only Yesterday (Wednesdays). A New Hampshire native whose heart is in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.

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How about the one with the driver (Jimmie?) getting out of his car in the driveway with dry cleaning and goes into the house through the window beside the front door?


How about any commercial with Michael Waltrip involved.

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