Kyle Busch won his fourth Sprint Cup race of the season (and 8th overall!) last night by capturing the Best Buy 400 at Dover. As he widens his (admittedly early) points lead, we thought he'd be a good subject for our regular Monday Internet tour feature, Six Clicks. Here's how we'll roll: we'll start at Busch's Wikipedia page and see where we end up, six clicks of the mouse later. By the way, can someone send us some new mousepads? Ours are flippin' awful.
In the "nicknames" section of Busch's Wikipedia page, we learn that while the most common nickname is "Shrub" ("a little bush," as in him being the younger brother of Kyle), he has also been called "Rowdy Bush" (a take off on a character from Days of Thunder) and Lil' Bush, after the Comedy Central TV show about President Bush.
Lil' Bush has yet to be renewed for a third season, which saddens us (although it makes sense, given the fact that the administration is departing). Did you know that the former drummer for the Squirrel Nut Zippers wrote all the music for the show?
Squirrel Nut Zippers:
The Squirrel Nut Zippers, who seemingly reached their peak around the mid-1990s, actually disbanded for a while but are now touring again! Yippee! (If you like a fusion of Delta blues, gypsy jazz, swing and klezmer, that is) They're from Chapel Hill.
You probably know all about UNC, the Research Triangle and the hatred of Duke (our boss went there, so that's cool to mention, right?) Here's what you may not know: Chapel Hill is actually a pretty awesome place in terms of developing musical talent. In addition to Squirrel Nut Zippers, James Taylor, Southern Culture on the Skids, Superchunk, Polvo and Ben Folds Five all came from there.
Ben Folds Five:
Apparently, Ben Folds Five (FYI: there were never more than three members of that band) decided to break up after playing on Letterman in July 2000. When they made the decision, an awkward silence followed (understandably) that was broken up by Will Ferrell, also a guest on the show that night!
Ferrell's a big ESPN guy: he's done conversations with Kenny Mayne, sang a song at the ESPYs a few years back and loves USC football more than perhaps even Snoop Dogg. Of course, his biggest box office success to date was likely Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Interestingly, did you know that's part of a "Mediocre American Man" trilogy involving Ferrell? (The first such film was Anchorman)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Get this: film was primarily shot in North Carolina. That's where Kyle Busch lives! Film centers around Talladega. Kyle Busch had one of the most unreal crashes in recent NASCAR history there in 2007 , but he was completely OK. You wonder if he said during it, "Yep, I'm flying through the air, this is not good."