A radically different qualifying session elicited some very strong responses on Friday afternoon at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.On the first day of the first true test of the 2019 Cup Series rules package, qualifying turned into a wild show, replete with teams waiting until the final minutes to peel onto the track, posturing to be in the optimal position off pit exit, and wildly drafting off each other to post the quickest time.Trailing cars used a slipstream effect to get big runs on a leading car and teams were forced to predict where they wanted to be to best utilize the draft.No one wanted to be the leading car, because they are inherently set-up to be the slowest without a draft, but teams couldn’t wait too long because they risked failing to record a time -- something that happened to a handful of teams each round.The leading driver in the final round, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was in the worst position and he was understandably frustrated."It was pretty comical," he said.The … [Read more...] about NASCAR’s drafting package produced a wild qualifying session and even wilder quotes
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Fraud. Pretender. Phony. Charlatan. These are just a few names I call myself on a daily basis. No matter how many articles I write or how many books I publish, I can't help but worry -- obsessively -- that at any moment someone will wise up, point at me and yell, "Fake!" This fear of being outed as a professional fraud isn't unique to me. It's a common phenomenon called Impostor Syndrome, and plenty of people suffer from it, including well-known author Neil Gaiman and stars including Tina Fey, Meryl Streep and Ryan Reynolds. Clinical psychologist Jaruwan Sakulku, in a 2011 paper titled "The Impostor Phenomenon," said 70 percent of people will experience at least one episode of Impostor Syndrome in their lives. I have episodes daily, almost every time I sit down to write. Even getting a positive comment on an article can send me into a tailspin. I consider compliments carefully, dissecting them for hidden slander or sarcastic double meanings. Am I being pandered to? … [Read more...] about Impostor Syndrome: How I fight the feelings that I’m a fake
Elvis Presley's honesty in the press helped him overcome negative stereotypes that he was a bad influence on America's youth. See more Elvis pictures. Though always impeccably polite, Elvis Presley never shied away from being frank with the press. His refreshing honesty and sincere appreciation for his fame and fans gave him a connection with everyone who heard or read his quotes. Below are a few classic Elvis Presley quotes that capture the spirit and humor of the legendary star. "Why buy a cow when you can get milk through the fence?" when asked if he would marry, "Teeners' Hero," Time, May 14, 1956 Elvis Presley Image Gallery "The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I'm doin' now, man, for more years than I know. They played it like that in the shanties and juke joints and nobody paid it no mind 'til I goose it up. I got it from them. Down in Tupelo, Mississippi, I used to hear old Arthur Crudup bang his box the way I do now, and I said if I ever got to the … [Read more...] about Elvis Presley Quotes
As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about good cars from bad dealers, aftermarket warranties, and price increases for used Lexus GS sedans. First up, can you find a legit deal at a dealership that may not be totally legit? “ I’m looking to buy my first car that I’ve spent personal money on. The car, a 2009 Volvo C30, is a pretty big purchase for me at $7,995 and I want to make sure I’m making the right choice. While the Carfax checks out (at least in my eye), the dealership selling it has some pretty bad reviews, and when I called to arrange a PPI with a Volvo mechanic about a mile from the dealership, he warned me about them. Ultimately, he assured me he would let me know what the car is worth and if it’s in good mechanical shape. My question for you, and mainly out of hopes of appeasing my … [Read more...] about Is It Possible to Buy a Good Car From a Bad Dealer?
Albert Einstein was one of the most creative minds in science. Take a look at what some famous folks throughout history have said about creativity. 1. "The chief enemy of creativity is good taste." -- Pablo Picasso, painter 2. "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." -- Albert Einstein, physicist 3. "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." -- Scott Adams, cartoonist 4. "Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity." -- Edwin H. Land, scientist and inventor 5. "Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife." -- Jonathan Schattke, scientist 6. "The whole difference between construction and creation is this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists." -- Charles Dickens, author 7. "Creativity is a drug I can't do without." -- Cecil B. DeMille, film producer 8. "It is wise to … [Read more...] about 17 Favorite Quotes on Creativity