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Furniture, France and a Hall of Famer

Updated: January 27, 2011, 11:03 AM ET
By Ryan McGee

I've always been pretty sure that the term "Wednesday Hump Day" was first used by someone who was on the NASCAR media tour. After countless miles on the bus and countless scoops of Sterno-warmed food eaten in race shops and hotel ballrooms, by Wednesday afternoon you could feel the motorsports media beginning to get a little rubber-kneed.

A day that ended at the NASCAR Hall of Fame around 10 p.m. had kicked off roughly 15 hours earlier with breakfast in a furniture store. Seriously.

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