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Most unique Jeff Gordon souvenir ever: a Pop Tart for $10,000


Just when we think we’ve seen it all, something else comes along that just boggles the imagination.

A listing on eBay caught our attention – and even got our stomach a bit hungry (or was it queasy).

If you’re a Jeff Gordon fan looking for arguably the most unique souvenir, you need look no further – provided you have $10,000 burning a hole in your wallet.

A seller in Sudbury, Massachusetts that goes by the name “LoneWolfTreasures” is offering a Gordon Pop Tart – yep, just like you eat at breakfast – with a simulated Gordon autograph set in the frosting. Oh yeah, the Pop Tart was produced in 2009 and is listed as not being edible.

Click here to see the full ad, including the following excerpt from that same ad:

“I know the $10,000 buy it now is off the charts crazy but hey, I figure if someone paid $28,000.00 for the Virgin Mary likeness in a grilled cheese sandwich then I am absolutely convinced someone will buy this Pop-Tart for 10 grand! LOL LOL (Although IMO, I believe NASCAR is pretty much a religion and this Pop Tart is probably worth far more than $28 grand. Again, just my opinion!)”

But if you want to buy the Pop Tart and stick it in a cabinet, in addition to the $10k you’ll have to pay, there’s an additional $10 shipping fee. Geez, you think the seller could have thrown in shipping for free. Then again, the seller says he’s selling the snack to finance his child’s college education.

The seller offers a great description – albeit quite lengthy and with a lot of social commentary on others who’ve written about what he’s selling.

In the interest of brevity, here’s a bit more of the ad description:

“Up for auction is an INTACT, limited edition printed Pop-Tart featuring retired NASCAR Hendrick Motorsports driver #24 Jeff Gordon. My son was a huge Jeff Gordon fan when he about 7 to 8 years old. For the 2009 NASCAR season, Kellogg’s made limited edition printed Pop-Tarts featuring Jeff Gordon and three other drivers.

“The Pop-Tart is probably about 7 years old now and NOT EDIBLE (duh!) It is INTACT. I’ve kept it wrapped in bubble wrap and separate from my son’s collection of Jeff Gordon items.

“I admit I am a bit whacky (okay – a LOT whacky) for putting this Pop Tart up for auction for 10 grand but I am NOT in the league with those creepy nutter butters who snag half eaten celebrity food right off of dirty plates and post same on ebay via their smartphones (I hope they wash their hands first!) or those hard core fans who acquire (ewww) sweaty, gross, stinky BO smelling shirts, nasty shorts, rotting foot smell shoes, etc. worn by famous god only knows who and daintily wrap those items in pink and yellow tissue so as to capture their (yuck) “essence” in all their photographic splendor for ebay auctions!”

He also says, “This is a steal at 10 grand LOL LOL.”

But there’s some good that will come about if the Pop Tart sells, according to the ad: “If someone buys this Pop Tart (this auction or 10 auctions in the future), I will donate $500 to JG’s favorite charity. Game on!

“Jeff Gordon knows about this auction and that makes all the negative comments bearable (and laughable) because in the end, even if someone doesn’t buy the Pop Tart, we know Jeff Gordon will forever be a part of our home – in a strawberry pop tart sort of way.”

Hey, we don’t make this stuff up!

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NASCAR Power Rankings: Kevin Harvick still No. 1 after quiet Vegas

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Kevin Harvick didn’t have a flashy night Sunday in Las Vegas, but it didn’t keep him from retaining the No. 1 spot in this week’s NASCAR Power Rankings.

After winning the Bristol night race, Harvick finished in the top 10 in the first two stages in Vegas before placing 10th at race’s end.

Kurt Busch’s win at his home track vaulted him into the top 10 as 12 drivers received votes.

More: Playoff standings after Las Vegas

Here is this week’s NASCAR Power Rankings:

1. Kevin Harvick (Last week No. 1): In the last eight races he’s won three times and finished outside the top 10 only twice.

2. Martin Truex Jr. (Last week No. 5): Placed fourth for his 11th top-five finish in the last 14 races.

3. Alex Bowman (Last week unranked): Finished fifth for his second top five and fifth top-10 finish in the last six races.

4. Denny Hamlin (Last week unranked): Left Vegas with a third-place finish to snap a three-race streak of finishing outside the top 10.

5. Kurt Busch (Last week unranked): Snapped a 46-race winless streak with his victory and advanced to the Round of 8.

6. Kyle Busch (Last week No. 3): Finished sixth after a “dismal” night. He has four consecutive top 10s.

7. Brad Keselowski (Last week No. 5): Finished 13th to give him two finishes outside the top 10 since he won at Richmond.

8. Chase Briscoe (Last week unranked): Opened the Xfinity playoffs with his second consecutive win.

8. Chase Elliott (Last week No. 2): Led 73 laps, but had to settle for a 22nd-place finish in Vegas.

8. Joey Logano (Last week No. 3): Finished 14th for his second straight finish outside the top 10.

Also receiving votes: Erik Jones and Chris Buescher.

NASCAR announces changes to Kansas playoff weekend

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Citing “programming changes,” NASCAR announced shifts in the race dates and start times for its visit next month to Kansas Speedway.

The Xfinity, ARCA and Truck Series races have been shifted, while the Cup race remains at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Oct. 18.

The biggest move is the Truck Series race shifting from Friday night to Saturday afternoon.

Here are the changes.

Friday, Oct. 16, 8:30 p.m. ETARCA Menards Series on FS1 or FS2; network TBD at a later date (previously at 10 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Oct. 17, 4 p.m. ETTruck Series on FOX (previously Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1)

Saturday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. ET Xfinity on NBCSN (previously 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN)


Xfinity Series playoff standings after Las Vegas

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Chase Briscoe opened the Xfinity Series playoffs by earning his second consecutive win.

His victory Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway gives him 57 playoff points and an automatic spot in the Round of 8.

Harrison Burton holds the final transfer spot. He has a two-point advantage over Ross Chastain.

Behind Chastain below the cutline are Michael Annett (-10 points), Riley Herbst (-14) and Brandon Brown (-20).

Below is the full Xfinity Series playoff standings going into Saturday’s race at Talladega (4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

Drivers in red are below the cutline to advance. Drivers in yellow are in the remaining playoff spots.

Xfinity Series playoff standings

Cup playoff standings after Las Vegas

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Kurt Busch flipped the script on the Cup playoff standings with his win Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He entered the Round of 12 as the last driver in the playoff standings, but is the first driver to clinch a spot in the Round of 8.

Replacing Busch in the bottom spot of the playoff standings is Austin Dillon. He is 32 points behind Alex Bowman, who holds the final cutoff spot.

Behind Bowman is Kyle Busch (-9 points), Clint Bowyer (-20), Aric Almirola (-27) and Dillon.

“Obviously, the 1 car (Kurt Busch) was not a car that we needed to win a race,” Clint Bowyer said after Sunday’s race. “It’s been a hell of a battle back there with cars that are kind of in the same wheelhouse as far as points-wise. (Kurt Busch) winning changes that landscape quite a bit, but we’re only 20 points out.”

Here is the full playoff standings entering Sunday’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on NBC).

Drivers in red are below the cutline to advance to the Round of 8. Drivers in yellow hold the remaining available playoff spots.

Cup playoff standings