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NASCAR: What a Wide-Eyed Beast You Be, Just Don’t Blink, You Could Miss It

On average we blink once every five seconds, 732 times an hour, 17,000 times each day, which adds up to an amazing 6.25 million times a year. The blink of the human eye is about 0.33 seconds. It is so apart of our lives, that rarely do we even think about it, but I am willing to bet that the 140,000 + sets of eyes in the grandstands of Talladega this past Sunday, and countless others glued to their televisions at home, made a conscious effort not to blink as Kevin Harvick made his now famous slingshot maneuver around Jamie McMurray to take the checkered flag. Harvick beat McMurray by just 0.11 seconds. While that win is most certainly one for the record books, look back to Darlington, Mar. 16, 2003 for the closest finish in NASCAR history,...

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