The world would look better to me were this Onion article true.

bq. In deference to the memory of Wallace, whose writing on alienation, sadness, and corporate sponsorship made him the author of the century in stock car racing circles and whom NASCAR chairman Brian France called “perhaps the greatest American writer to emerge in recent memory, and definitely our most human,” officials would not comment on how points, and therefore this year’s championship, would be determined. At least for the moment, drivers found it hard to think about the Sprint Cup.

[via 3QuarksDaily]