The 2010 NASCAR media tour: Extended edition 

January, 22, 2010

So yet another preseason media tour ends (and for the record its official title was the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Media Tour presented by the Charlotte Motor Speedway) and on Friday morning the national motorsports press corps returned to their homes around the nation until we reconvene in Daytona two weeks from now.

Thanks to the worldwide interweb, particularly Twitter, fans were able to ride along on the tour better than ever. But until NASCAR starts allowing fans to hop on the buses along with the writers and TV crews there's no way for you to hear or see everything that happens.

As always, I'm here for you. So read ahead for the best, worst and weirdest from the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup -- oh, let's just call it the media tour.

To see what McGee found most exciting about the 2010 tour, including one of the strangest gifts he's ever received,you must be an Insider.

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