The Frontstretch: Top Ten Reasons Why Dale, Jr. Needed to Slap His Armpit by Becca Gladden -- Wednesday May 17, 2006

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Top Ten Reasons Why Dale, Jr. Needed to Slap His Armpit

Becca Gladden · Wednesday May 17, 2006


During Saturday night’s Darlington race, Dale Earnhardt Jr., suffering from the flu, told his crew chief, “Listen I’m alright, but if you know anybody my size, I may be slapping my armpit here tonight.” Throughout the week, fans have been debating the meaning of this latest Juniorism. Without further ado …

Top Ten Interpretations of Dale Jr.’s quote, “I May Be Slapping My Armpit Tonight”

10. I’m checking out the effectiveness of my deodorant in case the Crown Royal girls show up again after the race.

9. I think I have a fever, so I’m employing the principle of evaporative cooling by slapping my armpits.

8. Come on, “slapping my armpit” – you know, like they did Back in the Day.

7. I have a song stuck in my head, and I’m slapping my armpit to keep the beat.

6. I’m trying to promote my sponsor Drakkar Noir by circulating the fragrance through the car.

5. You know how wrestlers slap the mat to signal that they’re done with a match? Well, I’m gonna slap my armpit instead.

4. My voice is really hoarse, so from now on I’ll be sending coded messages to you guys by slapping my armpit.

3. The only way I can stay awake for 500 miles is to slap myself in the armpit.

2. I want to throw off the competition by using a new hand signal that no one knows the meaning of.

1. Remember that sound you made as a kid when you slapped your armpit against your body? Well, I might be making a sound like that soon …

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Kelly Smith
05/17/2006 03:28 PM

I adore Dalr Jr. I had to admit I LOL so hard that my stomach ached.

kathi o
05/17/2006 04:26 PM

Gotta love Junior!

05/17/2006 06:06 PM

LOL!! I love them all!!! Only Junior would come up with something like this & get us all talking about it!!

05/17/2006 09:13 PM

junior is as junior does

05/18/2006 08:10 AM

Loved that comment, dont know what it means but only junior would come up with something like that!

Mary Lou
05/18/2006 10:29 AM

Becca, I’m still holding my sides rom laffing! Very funny, I postd the link on my Dale JR message board!

05/18/2006 11:38 AM

Love it, Becca! Laughed so hard people looked at me funny…

05/18/2006 12:43 PM

I think June Bug has a wonderful way of keeping people on thier toes with his humor. He is always saying or doing something to keep people perked up. That is what makes him so wonderful.

05/19/2006 07:13 AM

no matter pc nascar gets junebug will alwas be a redneck

05/19/2006 12:16 PM

If you don’t love Junior, you’re not breathing

05/19/2006 05:51 PM

June bug is adorable at whatever he does! He can do no wrong! (as they say)


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