Nationwide had a cool idea for its NASCAR Media Tour stop on Tuesday night: In order for the media to get to know the drivers and their personalities a little better, why not make the press event fun?
Elliott Sadler hosted a David Letterman-style talk show (his guests were other drivers), complete with a funny top 10 list. Travis Pastrana performed a "Stupid Human Trick" (eating an entire raw egg). And five drivers took on a team of media members (including me) in a game of Family Feud.
The drivers kicked our team's ass in the Family Feud game, which was pretty embarrassing. The media team just couldn't seem to come up with the answers to survey questions polled from actual race fans (Example: Would you have guessed the No. 1 most-watched cable channel for female race fans was The Weather Channel? Or that swimming was NASCAR fans' favorite sport to participate in? Come on.).
Anyway, while the media team was struggling, host Kenny Wallace channeled Richard Dawson and asked our team captain – Jenna Fryer – for a kiss. He suggested that would change our luck around.
Fryer refused to put out, but Danica Patrick – who was on the drivers' team – volunteered.
"I'll give you a kiss!" she said.
Wallace quickly accepted, and here's the result: