The US media seems to have been overtaken by the Powerball frenzy the last few days, and all the craziness is completely understandable. After all, the jackpot for Wednesday’s multi-state lottery game drawing is expected to be in the ballpark of $500 million.
Lottery winners tend to make purchases like vehicles and houses upon claiming such jackpots. And paying off bills also tops lists of what to do with the money.
Brad Keselowski is coming into a windfall of his own, not that he’s been financially needy the last few years since joining the ranks of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. No, his prize won’t come close to $500 million, but it’s a nice chunk of change, nonetheless.
And just what does NASCAR’s newest champion plan to do with at least part of his title windfall? No, he’s not going to Disney World. Instead, Keselowski plans to buy a tank.
“I’ve been looking into that (buying a tank), really, all summer long,” Keselowski said. “It all started with Wally Dallenbach who was telling me a story about having one. I thought, wow, that would be awesome. So, obviously, living where I do and being around Dale (Earnhardt) Jr., I thought it would be cool if we both got a tank and chased each other around in the woods with them. It’s kind of our deal.”
Keselowski went on to say that he wants a tank whether or not his friend buys one.
During his five-year reign atop the NASCAR ranks, Jimmie Johnson was often criticized for being too vanilla, or too boring. One thing you can’t blame Keselowski for is just being like everyone else. The new champ definitely marches to the beat of a different drummer. After all, how many other past champions have you heard proclaim to want a tank?
I have to admit, while I’ve never thought of purchasing a tank before (it’s not like I could afford one anyway), it does sound like a fun idea.
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