Santa has arrived in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City, the mercury is starting to drop and the Big Apple has been besieged once again by yet another endless week of NASCAR drivers, PR reps and writers who would rather be anywhere else than to listen to another acceptance speech.
Yep, it's that time of the year again: NASCAR's finest are in New York City for Friday night's annual
Sprint Cup Awards Banquet.
And yes, for the third time in as many years, Jimmie Johnson will be the man getting many of accolades -- staying in the Waldorf-Astoria's Presidential Suite, getting award after award after award, and, finally, seeing that really fat check after his acceptance speech -- after taking the 2008 Sprint Cup crown.
It's an interesting night because NASCAR's best are in a setting that isn't exactly similar to anything they do day and day out, and that always provides some interesting gaffes.
So come on out and join the FanHouse as we live blog the official end of the NASCAR season tonight at 9pm/ET as the ceremonies get underway on ESPN Classic! Get your email reminder below and come on back later!