At one point in time, we've all been told we look like a certain celebrity. Sometimes it makes sense, and other times it's completely bogus.
This past weekend, we asked several NASCAR drivers who they get compared to most.
Here are a few we heard (you can judge for yourself): Trevor Bayne often hears he looks like Ryan Reynolds, Aric Almirola is told he and Ben Affleck look-a-like and Michael Waltrip is compared to David Hasselhoff.
2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne captured another big victory at Daytona International Speedway.
This time around, Bayne was at the wheel of a front-end loader and was partnered with Greg Biffle. The Roush Fenway Racing duo outdueled two other pairings Friday morning: Darrell Waltrip/Larry McReynolds and Ryan Newman/Jeff Burton.
The "Daytona Rising 500" event kicked off the Speedway's major frontstretch transformation, with eventual winners Bayne and Biffle being the first to break ground.
"This is groundbreaking, Daytona style," said track president Joie Chitwood. "Nobody does it as big or as bold as we do in Daytona Beach, Florida."
Just one week after throwing out the first pitch in Cincinnati, Kevin Harvick was back on the diamond. This time, Happy was at Yankee Stadium for the third annual "Bombers Boomer Broadway Softball Classic".
Carl Edwards captured pole position for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, running a lap just over 202 mph.
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FAST FORD — Michigan International Speedway is in team owner Jack Roush’s backyard, and Ford Motor Co.’s, too, so it’s fitting that Carl Edwards earned the first pole for Roush Fenway Racing this year and the first for Ford during Friday afternoon’s qualifying session for the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
Afterwards, Edwards paid homage to former NASCAR racer Jason Leffler, who was killed in a sprint car crash Wednesday in New Jersey. “Before anything else, I’ve go to say we’re thinking about Jason Leffler’s family,” said Edwards. “It’s such a tragedy. He is the man. I was a fan of his, watching the USAC racing back in the late ‘90s and I got to know him a little bit. Just an awesome guy.”
MAN OF STEEL — Dale Earnhardt, the defending winner of the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, is hoping that riding with a superhero pays off a second time. Last year, Earnhardt won this race with a Batman-themed The Dark Night Rises paint scheme on his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. This time out, he’s got Superman Man of Steel colors, and NASCAR’s perennial most popular driver is geeked about the new look.
“We are excited about the car. The car looks great,” Earnhardt said Friday morning at MIS. “It’s not difficult to come up with a cool paint scheme when you are working with Superman and like we did last year with Batman and all that. It’s pretty simple to come up with something really cool and fun. Definitely makes that kind of a job easier.”
Ashton Bayne: "So proud of my hubs & the whole 6 team! The Lord loves marriage and He is good." (via Instagram @ashtonshelby_)
What a week it has been for 22-year-old Trevor Bayne.
Bayne married his long-time sweetheart Ashton just this past Tuesday, and on Sunday, he won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway.
Ashton wasn't in attendance for Bayne's first career Nationwide victory at Texas in 2011, but Mrs. Bayne was on hand to celebrate in Iowa.
"It's such a special week for me. I was teared up at the altar on Tuesday and about teared up on Victory Lane on Sunday," Bayne said. "Not many women would be willing to get married on a Tuesday and come to Iowa as part of their honeymoon."
Bayne banged doors with Austin Dillon in the closing laps of the rain-plagued race before siezing the lead with 11 to go. Dillon, who led 207 of 250 laps, was forced to settle for second. Elliott Sadler finished third followed by Sam Hornish Jr. and Kyle Larson.
Points leader Regan Smith finished seventh and now holds a 23 point lead over Hornish Jr. and the series heads to Michigan International Speedway.
Bayne sits ninth in points (-90), but nothing is bringing down the young stud right now.
"It's just special to have her here and to be married and have this ring on my finger. I can't get used to it," Bayne said. "It's such a great feeling to know that we've got a lot of years left of racing and forever being married."
Thursday turned sour for Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Trevor Bayne and Regan Smith when they were involved in a wreck in Lap 53 of the first Budweiser Duel race. Check out this frame-by-frame gallery from SPEED’s coverage of the crash, plus a few bonus photos. Ouch.
Jimmie Johnson appeared on FOX Sports Live Sunday night to talk about his sixth NASCAR championship. In the one-on-one interview with Dan O'Toole, he was also asked about McNabb's controversal comments about drivers not being athletes.