Digger, NASCAR’s Mole in the Hole -- by J. R. Andres 
Friday, March 20, 2009, 11:03 PM
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There’s competition amongst the rodents and there’s room for only one of them in town. It’s been twenty-nine years since so much attention has been heaped upon a member of the Geomyidae family. Mr. Gopher reigned supreme in “Caddyshack” but there are some new kids in town and they’ve taken up residence on the FOX-NASCAR Channel.

Digger, FOX’s gopher groundskeeper, maintains the grassy areas around the embedded raceway minicams and pops up making his presence known when there is a break in the action. He was a B-list attraction in 2008 but like most of his ilk, he’s managed to attract four additional groupies with names like; Lumpy Wheels, Marbles, Grampa and Annie aka Digette, catapulting himself and his pals to A-list status in 2009, as evidenced by the twenty-five or so licensed products that are now available for sale.

What began as just a mindless diversion, now has become a point of contention for many NASCAR devotees, who contend that cameo appearances of cartoon characters, during race broadcasts, have no place on, under or around the track.

What do you think?

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