The Frontstretch: That's a Good Way to Get on My Bad Side- ODDS and ENDS by Dennis Michelsen -- Thursday April 14, 2005

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That's a Good Way to Get on My Bad Side- ODDS and ENDS

Dennis Michelsen · Thursday April 14, 2005


That’s a Good Way to Get on My Bad Side- ODDs and ENDs
(Race News for Fans With Short Attention Spans)

The other day it dawned on me that a Tracy Byrd song, if slightly modified, would really sum up the way I feel about some of the changes NASCAR is making. Now I am no song writer, but I did once stay at a Holiday Inn Express, so without further adiu I present my NASCAR version of “That’s a Good Way to Get on My Bad Side.” I hope you enjoy it…if not rest assured that I am resting comfortably in my room at Trembling Pines Mental Institute.

Seventy bucks for a Uecker seat
Every year another price increase
Gotta buy the track pack too
12 months ahead the balance is due…and

That’s a good way
That’s a real good way
That’s a good way to get on my bad side

Little Brian comes on my TV
Gotta grow the sport can’t you see
These old tracks they have to go
Otherwise NASCAR will no longer grow…and


There went North Wilkesboro and Rockingham
The Southern 500 tradition… they don’t give a dam
Lady in Black will soon be closing down
Build another Tex-Kan-Chi-Vega track in a bigger town…and


Re-write our sport’s history every day
Those old moon shiners never came our way
Listen to NASCAR PR they will tell you what to say
Junior Johnson was a choirboy back in his day…and


That’s a good way
That’s a real good way
That’s a good way to get on my bad side
My Silly Season Guesses
Once again the season is barely started and the Silly Season rumors are cascading down on us. This week I decided to play Karnac the Magnificent and make my predictions on a few key rides for 2006.

2 Car- Rusty is retiring and this is the kind of ride that everyone will want. Despite being under contract with Ganassi, I think the Jamie McMurray rumor will turn out to be accurate.

6 Car- Mark Martin is also retiring and the front runner seems to be Ricky Craven. Roush Racing usually goes against what the so called conventional wisdom is saying so I look for a surprise here. Look for one of the guys that gets hot in the Busch Series to get the promotion to this ride, although it is too early to guess who that will be.

11 Car- One rumor I have heard is that John Andretti will replace Jason Leffler. My bet is that Leffler’s performances will continue to improve and he will be back in this ride in 2006 too.

15 Car- Sponsor NAPA said that if Michael Waltrip did not make the Chase then he would be replaced. I have no reason to doubt this reasoning and I believe the rumor of Shane Hmiel taking this seat in 2006.

19 Car- This will be a make or break season for Jeremy Mayfield. Rumor has it that Brendan Gaughan is scheduled to take over a third Evernham entry for 2006. If that sponsor deal would happen to not be solid then look for Gaughan to replace Mayfield in the 19.

40 Car- Sterling Marlin wil be replaced for next season. The front runner for this job is David Stremme.

42 Car- If Jamie McMurray leaves for the 2 car which I see as very possible, then young gun Reed Sorenson jumps into this ride. Should Jamie stay then Casey Mears might lose his spot in the 41 ride, Sorenson is moving up to Cup one way or another next season.

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