During yesterday's NASCAR National Rifle Association 500 event, 42-year-old Kirk Franklin took his life with a self-inflicted gun shot to his head during the Sprint Cup race at the Texas Motor Speedway.
It is reported that Franklin got into an argument with some people "in or around a pickup truck," and right after he was done bickering, he took his life.
Police spokeswoman Cpl. Tracey Knight revealed that alcohol may have played a major role in his suicide, and even though we're sad that he's gone, we're happy to hear that no one else was hurt during the shooting.
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Looks like Danica Patrick is gonna have a bestie now!!
CrossFit champion, Christmas Abbott just joined NASCAR's pit crew, and we're soooo excited because she's the FIRST female to work at this level!!
Miz Abbott was recruited by the Michael Waltrip Racing Team, and while she was working in Clint Bowyer's pit during the Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, she revealed:
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How cool is this gonna be?!?
NASCAR driver, Kyle Busch is known to get into confrontations, so because he has acknowledged that his temper is out of whack, he decided to go on the FX show, Anger Management… and even agreed to receive counseling from Charlie Sheen's character, Dr. Charlie Goodson.
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It's only been three months since we lost Jenni Rivera to a horrible plane crash, and while her family is still mourning over her death — the legendary Mexican songstress' brother, Lupillo Rivera is stating that he can feel his sis by his side when he's performing.
During his attendance at the NASCAR Autoclub 400 event yesterday, Lupillo said:
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Yay! Our girl is back!!
Kelly Osbourne just announced that she was returning to Fashion Police a couple days ago, and because everyone was excited about her recovery, Joan Rivers even had the violet-haired starlet sit on her lap during their taping yesterday.
Happy about her return, Miz Rivers tweeted the pic (above), and wrote:
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50 Cent gets a free pass! LOLz!
Last week at the Daytona 500, 50 Cent had a little awkward moment with Erin Andrews, for which Erin says the blame is all hers!!
Apparently, she was searching for Danica Patrick when she 50 Cent instead — and being so confused by the moment, she made things super awks when 50, who is her friend and business partner, tried to give her a friendly kiss!
Uggghghghghghgh!! We can't even watch the video of it (above) without cringing like it's an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm!
It's REAL LIFE!
Still, at least 50 can save face around his friends and still claim he's got game! Ha!
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This is just tacky!
Danica Patrick made history by being the first female driver to land the coveted starting position at NASCAR's Daytona 500, and while there's always someone special who tells the racers to start their engines — James Franco tripped up on his words during the broadcast!!
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