Hey, who says the young people aren’t into NASCAR? Check out this note-perfect rendition of a winner’s interview from Elijah Burke immediately after his graduation from the State University of New York at Brockport:
Post-graduation interview, NASCAR style pic.twitter.com/0l6gvUSXlb
— Elijah Burke (@ElijahWhosoever) May 12, 2018
That’s quality replication right there. He’s got the Coke bottle, he’s got the towel on his shoulder, he’s got the hat dance courtesy of a friend, he’s got the appropriate thanking of the relevant sponsors and family. Matter of fact, he’s got it all down so well that he attracted the attention of some eyes in NASCAR itself:
Hey Elijah! Let’s get you down to Richmond next Wednesday to test out our new Victory Lane before it opens in September. We think you’re the right guy for the job https://t.co/8h7QFH32dC
— Richmond Raceway (@RichmondRaceway) May 16, 2018
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) May 16, 2018
— Charlotte Motor Speedway (@CLTMotorSpdwy) May 16, 2018
— Chip Ganassi Racing (@CGRTeams) May 16, 2018
Four job offers for a recent grad? That’s pretty damn sweet. Social media isn’t all evil after all!
Burke’s hit brings to mind the classic bit from 2013 when then-Atlanta Brave Elliot Johnson did an entire postgame interview in the style of a NASCAR winner:
Friends, the first person to do a similar interview after another major life event — wedding, birth, what-have-you — gets publicity right here, we promise.
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