With Nascar making one of its twice-yearly trips to a road-course, a number of special substitute drivers will be in the Cup cars this weekend. Yeah, pretty much none of them have a good shot to win, but let's take a look at 'em anyways.
14 Max Papis (in for Tony Stewart): Pretty last-minute here, as Smoke is out indefinitely with a broken leg. With Ryan Newman out the door next season, this means that the driver with the "highest-standing" at Stewart-Haas right now is Danica Patrick. Think about that.
19 Alex Kennedy (in for Mike Bliss): Nascar's best start-and-park operation is running with a sponsor called "Media Master"… sounds like one of those old high-school projector machines, doesn't it?
32 Boris Said (in for Timmy Hill et al): BORIS OVER BIFFLE FEUD! BORIS FOCUS ON BMW DEALERSHIP! BORIS OFFER LAID-BACK SALESMEN AND REASONABLE APR!
33 Ron Fellows (in for Landon Cassill): Ron brings back Canadian Tire sponsorship, as Landon Cassill shifts to the new #40 team. Kind of sad that a country as big as Canada only has one tire, though.
36 Victor Gonzalez Jr. (in for JJ Yeley): Can he improve on his 37th-place finish at Sonoma? Well, yeah, probably.
51 Owen Kelly (in for AJ Allmendinger): Dinger transfers over to the #47 JTG Daughtery car, putting Kelly in the car that was supposed to have shut down by now.
87 Tomy Drissi (in for Joe Nemechek): Over/under on the number of people who go over to the car and say, "Hey, you forgot an 'm' there" is at 7.5.