Hysterical video: How the British envision NASCAR

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Spending vacation in London, Ontario is the next best thing to hopping over the pond to the real London. (Well, at least in theory.)

There’s plenty of British influence not only in London, but nearby Stratford and adjacent Shakespeare, which hosts the legendary annual Shakespeare Festival of plays.

So we were sitting in our hotel room Wednesday night and, while playing on the Internet, came across this hilarious video of one Brit’s take on the world of NASCAR.

Anthony Richardson bills himself as the Bad British Commentator, and it definitely shows through here with his malapropisms and complete lack of understanding of the sport and world of NASCAR.

Among the drivers that suffer Richardson’s scourge and wrath are Jimmie Johnson (watch as his tires get “stolen”), Kyle Larson, Brian Scott and Gray Gaulding.

It’s hysterical. Or, as they say in jolly old England, it’s bonkers!

Thanks to TheWhistle.com for the video.

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Audi bids farewell to Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich upon retirement

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Audi bid farewell to its iconic head of motorsport, Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, at its end-of-season ‘Race Night’ event in Germany on Friday upon his retirement.

Ullrich took over the reins as Audi’s head of motorsport in 1993 and stayed in the role for 23 years, overseeing its arrival in the prototype class of sports car racing and domination of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Ullrich stepped down from the position at the end of 2016, handing the reins over to ex-Audi DTM chief Dieter Gass, and attended his final racing event with the German marque at its first works Formula E outing in Hong Kong earlier this month.

Ullrich was honored at the Race Night event on Friday and thanked for his efforts in developing Audi into a force within global motorsport.

“In 566 factory-backed commitments during this period he celebrated 209 victories, 13 of them in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, eleven in the 12-hour race at Sebring and nine in the ‘Petit Le Mans’ at Road Atlanta,” a piece on Ullrich’s tenure for Audi’s website reads.

“31 driver titles in super touring car racing, in the DTM and in the sports prototype category are credited to him. 57 campaigners were Audi factory drivers during Wolfgang Ullrich’s era and he was responsible for 18 new developments of racing cars – an impressive tally.”