Gentlemen Start Your Engines: Welcome to the Valentine's Day 500

Wayne TestoriCorrespondent IIFebruary 14, 2012

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day and the Daytona 500 have a lot more in common than one might have originally thought. 

First, both are in February.  Both are looked forward to all-year-long—okay, so I may be stretching a bit on that one—and most importantly, if not handled properly, both can end in tragedy.  Trust me, that last one is dead on.

What many of you may not realize is that the similarities between the Daytona 500 and Valentine’s Day don't stop there.  For many guys, finding just that right phrase or words to accurately express their deepest, inner most romantic feelings can be difficult at best.

Luckily for these verbally-challenged Casanovas, the upcoming Daytona 500 provides plenty of racing phrases that not only describe the action at the track but also can double as terms of endearment.

So, if you are need of some romance-based wordage come Valentine's Day, you may want give these a test drives:

Need help with my lug-nuts.

Time to burn some rubber.

It’s been awhile since I had my tires rotated.

Jiffy Lube.

Driver-side cockpit.

The Big One.

A little loose on entry.

Dick Trickle.

Just blew my camshaft.

She handles real nice in the corners.

Pole position.

First time driving a stick.