The Frontstretch: Top Ten Rejected NASCAR Sponsor Bets by Becca Gladden -- Tuesday February 21, 2006

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Top Ten Rejected NASCAR Sponsor Bets

Becca Gladden · Tuesday February 21, 2006


Note: It was recently reported that a Miller Brewing Company executive had proposed a bet involving NASCAR drivers Kurt Busch (sponsored by Miller Lite) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (sponsored by Budweiser). Under the terms of the bet, the driver who finished lower in points in 2006 would have to run one race in the other’s paint scheme next season.

Budweiser and Earnhardt Jr. turned down the offer, but in the spirit of the bet, here are the …

Top Ten Rejected NASCAR Sponsor Bets

10. Ken Schrader (Little Debbie) – Loser must spend off-weekend in local convenience store singing “My Girl” theme song.

9. Joe Nemechek (U.S. Army) – Loser forced to sleep in foxhole and eat MRE’s every night for a year.

8. Sterling Marlin (Waste Management) – Loser to ride on back of garbage truck and pick up Marlin family trash for a month.

7. Brian Vickers (Garnier Fructis) – Loser must style hair with “Garnier Fructis Fiber Gum Putty” during upcoming season.

6. Travis Kvapil (Downy) – Loser promises to wear uniforms that smell “April Fresh” during next year’s Speedweeks.

5. Jeff Gordon (Georgia-Pacific) – Instead of seat padding, loser agrees to use Angel Soft bath tissue for cushioning from now on.

4. Robby Gordon (Harrah’s) – Loser must spend entire weekend placing bets on Gordon’s car number at Harrah’s roulette table.

3. Bobby Labonte (Red Lobster) – Loser forced to eat lobster for entire season’s pre-race meals without use of lobster bib.

2. Greg Biffle (Post-it) – Loser must drive for entire season with “Greg Biffle is #1!” Post-It note on dashboard.

1. Kyle Busch (Kellogg’s) – Loser agrees to answer Crew Chief’s questions about tires with phrase, “They’re grrrrrrrreat!” for first 10 races of 2007.

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02/22/2006 03:08 AM


M. B. Voelker
02/22/2006 05:42 AM

Mark Martin—loser agrees to have AAA take care of his pitstops.

02/22/2006 07:36 AM

Dave Blaney-loser must have a catapillar dump truck push him into pits after his motor goes.

02/22/2006 07:55 AM

winner to johnson gets to get team cheat list with the payout to keep NASCAR at bay….or just that lowes will have to build another garage to hold the illegal parts in it

02/22/2006 08:08 AM

Ryan Newman (gillette)—loser must shave a “12” on the side of their face on each race day next season(as shown the “gillette young guns” commercial)

Dawn Johnson
02/22/2006 10:50 AM

Kurt Busch
Loser must be designated driver for entire season and available 24/7 during any time testing/racing in Marioposa County

02/22/2006 10:08 PM

Tony Stewart…Loser must build a new fence up front because Smoke will take it in a drive by!


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