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Kinky Pickup

The real amusing thing about the weekend's Silverado 350 Craftsman Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway wasn't that rookie trucker chick Erin Crocker blew an engine on the first lap. Or that checker flag-grabber Clint Boyer led for 103 of the race's 148 laps, dueling ferociously with Nextel Cup chaser Kyle Busch in the final laps.

No, the most amusing spectacle was 28th-place finisher Robert Richardson, the 24-year-old McKinney native (and former SMU quarterback) who drove the No. 1 "Kinky for Governor" Chevy. The black truck featured hot pink lettering and independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman's mug on the tailgate and rear quarter panels. Texas politics has never been so pure. --Mark Stuertz

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