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Hobbits vs. horsepower: “Lord of the Rings” fans not happy to see NASCAR this morning

Jul 6, 2014, 12:07 PM EST

Prior to last night’s rainout of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, TNT was slated to run a “Lord of the Rings” movie marathon today.

But with the race postponed to this morning, Frodo fans expecting to settle in for tales of high fantasy and adventure are instead seeing one of NASCAR’s biggest events of the year. The network bailed out of The Fellowship of the Ring at 11 a.m. ET to begin its coverage of the race.

As you can imagine, the LOTR faithful are not happy about this. A quick scroll through the Twittersphere reveals some of the angst on their end…

https://twitter.com/TylerSchmieder/status/485810643002335232

But of course, since this is Twitter, some NASCAR fans have caught wind of this and are now razzing the LOTR fans.

However, the Twitter battle between the two sides is likely to come to an end very soon. NASCAR has just removed the Lap 11 red flag for rain, and the Coke Zero 400 should be resuming shortly.

  1. worknman24hours - Jul 6, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Stop your whining,go buy all the dvd’s- in blue ray if you like- and have a Lord of the Rings Marathon everyday for the rest of your life.

  2. manik56 - Jul 6, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Just goes to show how diverse our country is…and how cynical our people are.

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