Friday, June 3, 2016

Happy #NationalDonutDay #NASCAR Style

Yummy NASCAR Donuts Celebrate Victory
Nothing Sweeter

2012 Talladega May NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Brad Keselowski Donuts


National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a fund raiser for Chicago's The Salvation Army. Their goal was to help those in need during the Great Depression, and to honor The Salvation Army "Lassies" of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers.

In the United States of America the event falls on the first Friday of June each year.

Clint Boyer Victory Donuts after winning
the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega

A burnout or donut is a NASCAR Winners way of celebrating a race victory.

However, Alex Zanardi is the first driver credited with doing them on a regular basis and did it in CART.

Ron Hornaday is mostly credited with bringing them to NASCAR, when driving for Dale Earnhardt in the Truck Series. Dale actually banned him from doing them for a while because they tore up equipment.

As for Cup, Earnhardt after his 500 win is the first documented burnout, even though there is plenty of argument about it being the first in Cup.

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