“Kim Who?”: It’s NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler’s turn to #BreakTheInternet (PHOTO)

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So, we all remember how Kim Kardashian and Paper Magazine attempted to break the internet last month, right?

While the cover of the nude Kardashian got the most attention (and the most memes), another cover of the mag had Kardashian wearing a black dress and re-creating Jean-Paul Goude’s “champagne incident” photo – in which a naked model uncorks a bottle of champagne in her hands and shoots bubbly over her head into a glass positioned on her derriere.

Thankfully, NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Elliott Sadler was not naked when he decided to tweet out his own version of the “champagne incident” this afternoon on his Twitter account.

With the question “Kim Who?” below, Sadler wears his normal fire suit as he balances a glass on his clearly altered rear end. But instead of popping champagne over his head, Sadler is using another globally popular beverage – Coca-Cola, one of his sponsors.

I guess we’ll call this the “Coke Incident,” then.

Yeah, Sadler may be late to the “break the internet” party. But this is still a gut-buster.

Valtteri Bottas takes pole position for season-opening Austrian GP

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SPIELBERG, Austria — Valtteri Bottas upstaged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to take pole position Saturday for the Formula One Austrian GP.

The Finnish driver edged out the world champion by 0.012 seconds to claim the top spot for the season opener at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. He clenched his fist as he climbed out of his car and shared a hug with Hamilton.

“It’s something special when you push the car to the limit,” said Bottas, who is chasing an eighth career win. “Feels so good. It’s very impressive (from the team).”

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was third, and Lando Norris gave McLaren a boost by finishing fourth. Verstappen has won the past two years here, including 2019 when he started third behind Hamilton and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.

“It’s going to be interesting quite a bit warmer tomorrow and hopefully this will play to our advantage,” Verstappen said. “Today, Mercedes was on a different level, unfortunately. Last year we were also a little bit off in qualifying so I expect we will be a bit better in the race.”

Bottas had the leading time when drivers embarked on their final laps and beat his own mark before sliding off the track into the gravel.

Hamilton was chasing a record-extending 89th career pole. He was ahead but then dropped off slightly as Bottas secured a 12th career pole.

“Great job by Valtteri. It’s a great start to the season,” Hamilton said. “We show year on year that we continue to be the best team. We’re open-minded … constantly learning from each other and pushing the boundaries.”

Ferrari struggled for speed, with Leclerc nearly one second behind in seventh and Sebastian Vettel failing to make it into the third and final part of qualifying, known as Q3. He starts the race from 11th on the grid.

Vettel is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season with his future in F1 uncertain.

Earlier, Hamilton posted the fastest time in morning practice. The 35-year-old British driver was also quickest in both sessions on Friday.

Midway through third practice, F1 newcomer Nicholas Latifi misjudged the exit of a turn and spun his Williams car into a protective tire wall.