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Fox News Messes Up Daytona 500 Winner

This is one of those “too funny to be true” things. But it’s NOT! It IS true.

I’m not a NASCAR fan, but I do know most of the drivers’ names, and the tracks and so on. And I know how to read graphics on a TV screen.

Here’s where it gets funny.

The Daytona 500, the biggest race of the whole year (which is like racing’s version of the Super Bowl–don’t understand why it STARTS the racing season) was in a rain delay Sunday afternoon.

Fox, which was covering the race, decided to replay last year’s race to fill the time. Common practice.

Deadspin reports “Scores Of Idiots Don’t Realize Fox Is Airing Last Year’s Daytona 500″ not only were people not realizing it was last years’ race, but those same people were tweeting reports like it was the live race.

AND, when the “taped” race from last year ended, some one at Fox News tweeted that Jimmy Johnson — last year’s winner — had won the race. Fox News is owned by the same company as Fox Sports. Apparently, Fox News did not realize its sister network was in a rain delay.

Oh, and by the way, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won this year’s Daytona 500 on Sunday night.

Couldn’t happen to nicer people. Or smarter ones. Ha!

Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR Getty Images via Tide99.1)

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