There have been a handful of movies made about NASCAR. "Days of Thunder" and "Talladega Nights" instantly come to mind, but as The Chase winds down I can't help but to relate it to the cast of characters that make up the Austin Powers film series and wonder is Rick Hendrick the new "Dr. Evil?"
Rick Hendrick...Dr. Evil
Owner of Hendrick Motorsports. He sits atop his 'Big Boy" spaceship hatching plots to terrorize and take over the world of NASCAR. He spends his days trying to figure out how to put "frickin" laser beams" in the grills of his cars to help eliminate the competition and steal Austin's "mojo."
Dr. Evil's "special boy." The silent type who was created in Hendrick's image to help take over the world of NASCAR. Despite his clean cut, boy next door persona, he is a cheater and pure evil.
Jeff Gordon...Number 2
Owner of the no. 48 car. He is a true business man who currently seems to be more interested in the financial aspects of NASCAR domination than the NASCAR domination itself.
Casey Mears...Scotty Evil
The estranged son of Dr. Evil. The "other" Hendrick driver, who unlike his three teammates, did not make the chase this year. It wasn't a good fit and he was "Shushed" right out of contention.
Mears: Mr. Hendricks sir...
Mears: But I..;
Mears: It's just...
Hendrick: Sh! Knock, knock.
Mears: Who's there?
Hendrick: Let me tell you a little story about a man named Sh! Sh! even before you start. That was a pre-emptive "Sh!" Now, I have a whole bag of "Sh!" with your name on it.
An Android designed to resemble a human on the outside but with internal mechanics exactly the same as that of a robot. Programmed to win at any cost, he is unable to identify feelings or distinguish between feelings and the bodily sensations of emotional arousal.
Dale Earnhardt Jr....Austin Powers
His "cover persona" was to accept a position with Hendrick to prove to the world that he did not need his father's company or name to be a successful driver. He continues to fight the good fight one race at a time in an attempt to regain his "mojo."
Tony Eury Jr....Basil Exposition
As Earnhardt Jr's obsequious controller, he comes up with all of the gadgets to help Dale complete his mission. Eury conveys the critical elements of the plot through dialogue via the crew chief audio channel.
Tony Stewart...Fat Bastard
He's dead sexy, just look at his sexy body. "Once you've had fat, you never go back!"
Kyle Busch...Johann Van Der Smut
He has a fetish for goooold......sunglasses.
Teresa Earnhardt...Frau Farbissina
The current advisor of DEI. In another life she secretly had a master plan to create the ultimate evil child with Dr. Evil, strictly for business purposes.
As the end of the season rapidly approaches, with an ending that for some will be unhappy, I, for one, am already looking forward to next year's sequel.