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The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. The three largest racing series sanctioned by NASCAR are the NEXTEL Cup, the Busch Series and the Craftsman Truck Series.

Dale Earnhardt
Dale Earnhardt

By far, the most famous number in NASCAR history is the #3 driven by the late Dale Earnhardt.  He was in third place when he fatally crashed on the last lap of the Daytona 500 on February 18, 2001.  #3 memorabilia still outsells all of the other drivers, even seven years after his death.


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Sir Richard Steele

Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729)
Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729)


A wag is in the last order even of pretenders to wit and humor, - generally he has his mind prepared to receive some occasion of merriment, but is of himself to empty to draw any out of his own thoughts, and therefore he laughs at the next thing he meets, not because it is ridiculous, but because he is under the necessity of laughing. 

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WORDS AND NUMBERS: MATHEMATICAL DIMENSIONS OF RHETORIC - how numbers function rhetorically by in­fluencing persuasive appeals, the structure of messages, and our use of .language.


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