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I decided it might be fun to walk around and take photos on the grounds at the Daytona 500 Speedway during the week leading up to the big race.

As I wandered about, I noticed one alcoholic beverage company had a particularly *strong* presence there.

A naive person might think it strange that an alcoholic drink would have a strong association with an event where people are driving cars at speeds averaging over 140 mph.

But see, it’s not the drivers drinking the beer; it’s the fans in stands! Got that (silly you/me)?

Nope. See, the drivers don’t drink until after the race…and then they only drink champagne, and from a cartoonishly large bottle referred to as a “Double Magnum”, an “Imperial”, or “Mama’s Hollow Leg”*.

I just figure that drinking beer is a really good way to make watching cars go around and around a track 300 times (or whatever) really entertaining.

In any case, click on the images below to witness the King of Beers®’ presence at the Daytona 500 in life-like fidelity…

*(OK, I made that last one up. However, on a totally unrelated note: have you ever seen the Free Dictionary’s definition of Hiney? ->”Either of the two rounded prominences on the human torso that are posterior to the hips and formed by the gluteal muscles and underlying structures.” That makes me chuckle more even than actually uttering the word “hiney”..)

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