Welcome to Bizzaro New York, where NASCAR stock cars race on the streets and country music is King! Via Gothamist Contribute, Brian Fountain, sent us some photos of NASCAR zipping across 42nd Street this morning as part of a "Vicotry Lap". Now that the season is over and Tony Stewart has won the Nextel Cup, he's in town doing publicity for Champions Week (for those interested, full schedule here). Is it just Gothamist, or does it seem like NASCAR has put the pedal to the metal on these celebrations ever since they started considering bringing an event to Staten Island. Be that as it may, it's NASCAR's 25th Champions Week here in New York.

Photo by Brian Fountain