The Frontstretch: Top Ten Good Things That Can Be Said About "The Chase" by Jeff Meyer -- Wednesday September 24, 2008

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Top Ten Good Things That Can Be Said About "The Chase"

Jeff Meyer · Wednesday September 24, 2008


10. It has given Brian France a sense of “self worth” and “immortality.”

9. It has created tons of “lost revenue” tax writeoffs for NASCAR.

8. It has virtually guaranteed that Richard Petty’s and Dale Earnhardt’s record of seven Cups will never be broken.

7. Gives us fans who also like football a chance to watch more football uninterrupted.

In Franceland, teams outside the Top 12 — like Penske Racing’s No. 12 — are left out of the spotlight to get a jump on 2009.

6. It promotes diversity in the same way our country promotes illegal aliens – everyone gets the right for the chance at the Cup, even though you don’t deserve it.

5. It gives “75 million fans” something to bitch about.

4. Creates 10 free test sessions for 31 other teams.

3. Theoretically, you never have to be a winner to be a champion.

2. Gives certain people who have WAY TOO MUCH time on their hands to come up with stupid things such as Ancient Chaseology, thus keeping them indoors and preventing them from preying on innocent children or society in general.

1. After only 2 races of the ’08 Chase…Kyle Busch – 5180 pts, -210 !!!!!

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09/24/2008 09:07 AM

Your way too good!

But your #1 reason sucks!


Good writing, and very accurate, (not like some other frontstretch writer)!

Keep up the good work!

Fine reading for sure!

09/24/2008 07:36 PM

3. Theoretically, you never have to be a winner to be a champion.

Well, the Chase started because Matt Kenseth won the 2003 title with one win. He could have easily had none. Or, both the chase and the classic points system allow a non-winning champion.

D Jones
09/25/2008 12:41 AM

Good column Jeff.

To expand on AcefromTN’s comment, I wonder what Emperor Brian is thinking regarding KyB winning 8 races and is now 12th in points. Not what he envisioned I’m sure. Consistency is still king in NASCAR.

09/25/2008 12:58 AM

Reason number one is just plain stupid and shows your prejudice.
I doubt you’d be saying the same thing if the first-to-last car were the 24, 48, 88, 99, or even the 20 (or any of the others, for that matter).
Your pettiness shows through in a glaring way. As a result, the credibility of your column goes away quickly.


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