Nascar is about to be huge in New England

There’s some sports hoopla going on at Fenway Park—but it doesn’t involve the Red Sox. John Henry and some other guys have a Nascar venture, and they’re looking to build momentum for this weekend’s Nextel Cup competition in Loudon, N.H. Supposedly, New England is the lone region of our great nation where Nascar hasn’t caught on. (We pahk the cah in Hahvahd yahd around here. Speeding leads to wagging pinkies.) Idea: As long as tomorrow’s “Rousch Fenway Racing Day” is sponsored by Gillette, why not enlist some of those celebs from Fast Cars & Superstars: Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race for the local team? Well, not Jewel. She’d make attendance dip even further. But Shatner should put some people in the seats. And that Bubble Band Cartel is available. They could compete as “The Racing Car-tel.” The hyphen makes it work, people! I’m sorry, I just want an iPhone so much … it’s made this item go astray. I’ve been camping out in front of the AT&T store for three days. It rained all night, and rats ate my shoes. The iPhone folds out into a Nascar racer—I just know it does.

—Posted by David Gianatasio