The Frontstretch: Top 10 Reasons Auto Club Speedway Should Keep Its Two Race Dates by Doug Turnbull -- Tuesday February 23, 2010

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Top 10 Reasons Auto Club Speedway Should Keep Its Two Race Dates

Doug Turnbull · Tuesday February 23, 2010


10. So Jeff Hammond can work on his tan while on the job.

9. Angie Harmon loves NASCAR, but hates road courses and traveling long distances.

The sun possibly setting on the days that Fontana hosts two Cup races could prove disastrous to race fan Law & Order veterans.

8. The rising number of California natives in the Cup Series can crash at their parents’ houses instead of bringing their motor homes cross country.

7. Because The Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, will pulverize those who take a date away.

6. Hey, Jay Leno ended up getting The Tonight Show back after low popularity and bad ratings, didn’t he?

5. Hasn’t NASCAR listened to the fans enough this year?

4. So Gillian Zucker can remain the most notable track president outside of Marcus Smith, as she pleads her track’s case on TV every other week.

3. Not one fan would want NASCAR to make a move admitting they were wrong about something.

2. An endless list of California references means writing filler for TV race broadcasts is easier than getting Heidi Montag to go under the knife.

1. Eventually California will lose both its race dates … when California falls into the Pacific.

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02/24/2010 12:24 PM

Regarding #1……It can’t happen soon enough!!

Kevin in SoCal
02/24/2010 12:29 PM

Yeah, Johnboy, and I hope a meteor falls on your head today, too. Thanks.

The San Andreas earthquake fault will not make a chunk of land fall off into the ocean. Its physically impossible if you knew anything about geography and geology.