NASCAR should be an Olympic sport

Well, maybe not. Campers in the infield of Olympic track sites would never work.

But I was playing around with Google's new "Insights for Search" tool today a bit. Looked at the top searches in the sports category in Tennessee and the contiguous states of Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama for the last 30 days.

It is interesting how the top terms differ within roughly the same region. And it is ironic that the network Tennessee fans love to hate, ESPN, rnakes it in the Top 10 only for that state.

Olympics and NASCAR were the only search terms to make the Top 10 for all four states in the 30 day period I looked at. Try it yourself; the results change when you look at them over different time periods.

Tennessee
1.     golf     
2.     sports    
3.     nfl    
4.     nascar    
5.     wwe    
6.     tennessee football    
7.     olympics    
8.     nba    
9.     mlb    
10.    espn

North Carolina
1.     sports     
2.     soccer    
3.     nascar    
4.     panthers    
5.     nfl    
6.     olympics    
7.     mlb    
8.     wwe    
9.     carolina panthers    
10.    british open

Alabama
1.     golf     
2.     alabama football    
3.     auburn football    
4.     ncaa    
5.     braves    
6.     nascar    
7.     college football    
8.     wwe    
9.     olympics    
10.    atlanta braves

Georgia
1.     golf     
2.     sports    
3.     braves    
4.     uga    
5.     tennis    
6.     olympics    
7.     nfl    
8.     mlb    
9.     atlanta braves    
10.    nascar

Kentucky
1.     golf     
2.     sports    
3.     soccer    
4.     wwe    
5.     reds    
6.     olympics    
7.     nfl    
8.     nascar    
9.     mlb    
10.    ufc