Hamlin pokes fun at Keselowski’s pole signature (PHOTO)

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Back when our Founding Fathers went about signing the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock made sure to make his particular signature large and flamboyant.

A popular legend states that he did this so King George III of England could see it without having to use his glasses, and while that story is indeed unfounded, it endures because we Americans love a good story – real or otherwise.

What is true, though, is that none of Hancock’s fellow members of the Continental Congress wrote the words “Too Big,” with an arrow that pointed to Hancock’s prideful display of penmanship.

Luckily for us, Denny Hamlin had no such qualms after setting a track record to win pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Upon taking P1, Hamlin promptly had a bit of fun with Brad Keselowski’s own Hancock-esque scrawl from Phoenix on the Coors Light Pole Award sign:

So, if you ever win a Sprint Cup pole, be sure to leave room for other drivers’ signatures lest somebody decides to bust you.

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”