All for noiseThe hottest hot rod in cable television programming made an appearance Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway for Sprint Cup’s NRA 500.“Anything that goes that fast and makes that much noise, I’m down,” said Richard Rawlings, a Fort Worth native and 1987 graduate of Fort Worth Eastern Hills who is the front man of Discovery Channel’s Fast N’ Loud.Rawlings and mechanic Aaron Kaufmann go across Texas and the surrounding states looking for classic cars to buy and restore at their Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas. Rawlings handles the acquisitions and Kaufmann does the heavy lifting on the restoration.Kaufmann, a Crowley native whose face is mostly hidden behind a big, Paul Bunyan-esque beard, was working at the shop Saturday, finishing out a Ferrari F-40 that Rawlings found for $400,000.The show has been a hit, claiming the distinction as the No. 1 cable program among men 25-54 on Monday nights.“I don’t know, maybe they like Aaron’s beard,” said Rawlings, displaying a little of his big personality, on why people are tuning in in large numbers. “I think they like the humor and the history.”Illustrating the car’s history and what was then cutting-edge advances are what the car junkie and world record holder in the Cannonball Run said he is most proud of.Happy, happy, happyJust down the midway, outside the stadium seating, was the biggest new celebrity, regardless of broadcast classification or genre: A&E’s Duck Dynasty.Crowds gathered Saturday to give Miss Kay, Godwin and Martin the Beatles treatment in an autograph session that doubled as an exhibit of capitalism, with every piece of apparel imaginable for sale. Uncle Si was on hand Friday.“I would wait in line all day for Uncle Si,” Sarah Landers said with an enthusiasm perhaps not seen since Donny Osmond was a teen. Her wait was actually only an hour-and-a-half.Kay Robertson said she is on the road about 26 weeks of the year. Of the attention and instant celebrity status, the charming Miss Kay, show patriarch Phil Robertson’s wife, said: “It’s very humbling. I’m just being myself. … It has changed me being in my pajamas all day. Now I can’t ever find the day to do that.”Another Louisiana legend, Karl Malone, who like Phil Robertson attended Louisiana Tech, gave drivers an emphatic order to start their engines.No objectionsTMS officials left a parcel on the southwest side of the track on Texas 114 for anyone who wanted to register a protest of the track’s sponsorship deal with the NRA. Dissenters, however, appeared to stay home. Track officials and law enforcement officials stationed near the site said there was no activity there on Friday or Saturday.He said it“It’s going to be like I’m in driving school again: 10 and 2 and eyes focused on the road. The pressure is on.” Professional wrestling legend Shawn Michaels, during a prerace interview on his ceremonial pace-car drive, adding that he’s ready for all possibilities, including receiving a little bump from the pole sitters.