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13 Strange And Spectacular NASCAR Celebrations

In honor of this weekend's Brickyard 400. Ain't no trophy like a grandfather clock, cuz a grandfather clock don't stop.

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Unlike most sports, every single victory in NASCAR is accompanied by a huge celebration, and depending on the track, a neat traditional celebration and/or trophy. Here are 13 of them in honor of the the 20th running of the Brickyard 400 — whose champions kiss the bricks of the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway — this weekend.

13. Polish Victory Lap

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A Polish victory lap is when a driver turns his car around and drives in the wrong direction, which for NASCAR means clockwise. This one is last because it is mildly offensive to Poles, though we're sure they're used to it.

12. Steering Wheel Heist

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When Joey Logano wins, he takes the steering wheel with him. Rumors that he sits in his bed at night holding them and saying "vroom, vroom!" are unconfirmed.


9. The Prison Break

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The climbing of the fence originally started with IndyCar Series driver Hélio Castroneves, but Tony Stewart has been doing this post-victory move since 2005.


1. Kissing The Bricks

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In 1996, Brickyard 400 champ Dale Jarrett kissed the yard of bricks as a tribute to all the champions before him. Since then, it's become a tradition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story included a non-NASCAR celebration. (7/25/13)