Denny Hamlin rocks out to Taylor Swift for no apparent reason (VIDEO)

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Yes, the NASCAR news from Atlanta is bound to be a little bit heavier than normal this weekend with Tony Stewart’s return to the track and his impending media availability later this afternoon.

However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a bit of levity, and Denny Hamlin has provided it.

Hamlin posted a video to his Twitter account yesterday of him rocking out to Taylor Swift.

We’re not sure if this enhances or lowers his street cred. In the meantime, it is 55 seconds of entertainment before Hamlin resumes with his day job, trying to get the No. 11 FedEx Toyota back into victory lane for Joe Gibbs Racing.

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.”