GIF Playoffs, Round 7: Round of Drinks
By Steve Luvender | Thursday, October 22, 2020
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Welcome to the GIF Playoffs! Throughout the real NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, we’re awarding points to playoff contenders who have a GIF in our archive matching a different weekly category. This week, we hope you’re thirsty; it’s the Round of Drinks!
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1 point: Nothing like a tasty Coca-Cola in Victory Lane, as Joey Logano demonstrates.
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2 points: OK, maybe a victory Busch, too. Good thinking, Kevin Harvick.
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3 points: Wow, Kevin Harvick. Now you’re just showing off.
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4 points: Points to William Byron for a responsible sip of water after his first NASCAR Cup Series victory this summer at Daytona International Speedway. Drink up!
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5 points: Uh oh. We caught this one too late, and now Martin Truex Jr.’s champagne bottle is empty. Next time, Truex.
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6 points: When Clint Bowyer raises a beer, you raise one, too. That’s the simple rule.
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7 points: OK, Denny Hamlin. I guess that’s one way to grab a drink when you’re racing.
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8 points: Sorry, Kurt Busch. That’s not gonna work.
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9 points: See, Brad Keselowski almost forgot to remove the mask. That would have been a disaster.
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10 points: Matt DiBenedetto gets it. Unmask, sip, remask.
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11 points: There are plenty of ways to enjoy a drink. Just ask teammates Alex Bowman and William Byron. Points for both!
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12 points: Uh, well, I suppose that’s one way to rid yourself of a water bottle when you’re done with it, Ryan Blaney. Some track worker’s going to sell that bottle on eBay and make a fortune.
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13 points: We’ll give Brad Keselowski some pity points for trying his best to open the can.
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14 points: Glass? Who needs a glass? Chase Elliott doesn’t, that’s who.
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15 points: We admire the gusto with which Austin Dillon drinks the Victory Lane Coca-Cola. Only like three quarters of the can made it into his mouth, though.
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16 points: … but that’s still way, way more than what Kyle Busch ended up getting from this pour.
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17 points: The winner of the Round of Drinks is Cole Custer. We’ll stop talking and let one of our favorite all-time GIFs demonstrate why.
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-5 points: In the GIF Playoffs, one driver can earn negative points each week if he has done something against the spirit of the week’s theme. This week, that’s Kevin Harvick, who was captured discarding his Victory Lane Busch — that’s not what the Round of Drinks is about. While we appreciate Harvick’s etiquette (unlike Ryan “Litterbug” Blaney), we simply must dock him points for this one.
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Well, that’s it — another round of the GIF Playoffs is in the books. Here are the current standings after Round 7, the Round of Drinks.