When you’re looking for a good laugh, you can never go wrong with a little Jeff Foxworthy. The guy’s been cracking jokes for longer than I’ve even been alive, and I’ll give it to him, he certainly hit the nail on the head when he brought up the subject of NASCAR during a comedy show several years back.
Look, we all love NASCAR around here, but there are also a lot of things to laugh at in the sport. If you disagree, you need to check out the below clip.
According to Foxworthy, NASCAR is the ultimate redneck sport, and some of the jokes that followed are just downright hilarious. Take, for example, when he talks about why so many people dislike Jeff Gordon. He claims it’s because Gordon actually annunciates his words. It’s not nearly as fun to listen to as Billie Joe who speaks so fast it’s practically gibberish. The impression Jeff goes into after is pretty spot on.
He starts rambling as if he were in a post-race victory lane interview, and if I weren’t watching the video, I might even be convinced that I was listening to the end of a real NASCAR race. I mean, there’s really no denying it. NASCAR has had a large number of interesting characters come through. However, half the fun of the racing is listening to these drivers and how they react to certain situations on the track. Take NASCAR’s “Radioactive” videos, for example, and tell me you didn’t get a couple laughs out of those.
Foxworthy knocked it out of the park with this one. This was back in 2014, but something tells me the NASCAR organization wouldn’t take too kindly to it nowadays, as they’re pushing to change their image to lessen the “redneck” stereotype. In my opinion, you’re not a true NASCAR fan unless you poke a little fun at the sport from time to time.
This post was originally published on April 29, 2021.