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  • I love Digger, and it's fun to have watched his rise from just another animated groundhog to true super-groundhogness

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      In 2008, a new camera was installed in the ground to get a groundhog-type view of the cars racing around the track in NASCAR. The groundhog made for great folley and was on his way to becoming a star. Soon, the broadcasters set up a contest to name the animated groundhog.

      At that point, not even all the drivers knew who this groundhog was, but during an

      early rain delay a lot of them suggested names. The winner was actually one suggested at the beginning by Darrell Waltrip, the championship driver and current commentator on television — Digger.

      The next thing you know, Digger has a T-shirt available for sale. By the end of the year, the little guy had some other merchandise available as well.

      Now, with the start of today’s Daytona 500,

      • in 2009, Digger has truly arrived, with his own theme song sung by country great Keith Urban, an entire group of groundhog family and characters, and a series of cartoons, beginning with today’s first installment of how NASCAR hired Digger to work the in-ground camera. Hey, Digger even has a girlfriend now.

        I love Digger, and it’s fun to have watched his rise from just another animated

        groundhog to true super-groundhogness. Digger’s bigger than most any other star in NASCAR’s eyes. More merchandise is in the offering. I want a Digger stuffed animal; it’s on my wish list, along with anything Jeff Gordon.

        This is just way too cute. I love how Digger has risen up and taken control of the humans in just one NASCAR season. Way to go, Digger!

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