#FactsWithoutWikipedia: NASCAR Fans Give Their Best Responses

The #FactsWithoutWikipedia meme is all the rage today, and NASCAR tweeps are having fun with it.

In case you hadn't heard, Wikipedia is dark today (see for yourself at Wikipedia.org) out of protest for the vile SOPA law proposed by Congress.

But with Wikipedia's absence comes a funny meme called #FactsWithoutWikipedia in which users are submitting false "facts" that jokingly moves the Internet's encyclopedia to the Twittersphere.

NASCAR fans are getting in on the fun, too. Here are some of the funniest or most creative NASCAR "facts" we've seen so far today:


@tiffy09854: Jimmie Johnson is a start-and-parker.

@Tricia88fan: Jeremy Mayfield has a spot in the Bud Shootout.

@LarrySpencer51: Ryan Newman wears a size S/M hat.

@dmcgrew: Steve Wallace holds the record for longest streak without a DNF at 78 races.

@ItsAllDavey: From 2008-present, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has had the worst merchandise sales of any driver.

@TexasAngel88: Kyle Busch drove for KHI.

@JoeBeck24: Jeff Gordon's actual height is 6'3.

@Thebigbyrdman: Matt Kenseth ran a cantina in Cabo San Lucas from 1997 til 2004.

@JustJay74: Kurt Busch has a degree in Media Relations.

@TuckDaddy48: Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won 12 straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships.

@OLooneys48: Dr. Jerry Punch and Kurt Busch are co-owners of a bed and breakfast in Vermont.

@tim_mik: Jimmy Spencer's hair is, in fact, real.

@BSli29: Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch are actually cousins, and admire each other.

@phinsfan458: In 2009, the IRL beat NASCAR in ratings for every race, making it the No. 1 motorsport.

@skittlecar1: Aric Almirola's natural hair color is red.

@shoredairy: Ward Burton helped design the Rosetta Stone software.

@shrader006: Kasey Kahne got $1 million dollars for the next "Got Milk?" commercial.

@nascarcasm: The humility Montoya learned growing up on a farm and working in a sawmill earned him nickname, "Gentleman Juan."

@MikeSolarte: Mark Martin's training regimen involves working out, and eating nothing but pizza.

@Nascar_Airwolf: Matt Kenseth had Brian Vickers as the best man at his wedding.

@chkltcow: Steve Wallace signed to replace Jeff Gordon in #24 DuPont Chevy for 2013.

Like Wikipedia, SB Nation and parent company Vox Media are officially opposed to SOPA. You can read our official position on the topic here or read why the legislation could affect sports fans.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.