NASCAR & Auto Racing

Elevator | Pole wins, Labontes and beasties

Mashing the buttons and getting on board the racing elevator:

SIDEWAYS – Ryan Newman The good news is he’ll start first. The bad news is the past 29 times he’s done that, he hasn’t won.

UP – Bobby Labonte His pink car is for a good cause, so the fact it’s ugly can be forgiven. Besides, it was fast.

DOWN – “Beast of the Southeast” Good grief, has there ever been a worse marketing slogan?