‘Lord of the Rings’ fans don’t want to watch a NASCAR race

Fans of the epic fantasy "Lord of the Rings" flicks were up in arms Sunday morning, thanks to the rescheduled Coke Zero 400.

As you well know, rain forced NASCAR to move the race from Saturday night to Sunday morning … which also happened to be the same time as a scheduled "LOTR" marathon on TNT. Not everyone was happy with the change … here’s a sampling.

Jeff Burton didn’t seem to mind … but he may be a little biased.

Maybe NASCAR and "LOTR" have more in common than people think?