The Frontstretch: Top Ten Reasons James Hylton’s Car Wouldn’t Start at Daytona by Jeff Meyer -- Tuesday February 10, 2009

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Author’s Note: First off, I must share credit for this Top Ten with Mike Neff. Secondly, remember this is humor! We LOVE James here at Frontstretch!

10. Inadvertently brought a CoY instead of a CoT.

In this dramatic re-enactment, we see a used car dealer pouncing on an elder racer’s senior moment to sell him a car that won’t start.

9. Forgot to put Stabil in the tank last year.

8. At 74 years old, damned if he could remember where he put those keys!

7. Forgot to take the battery out of his Buick LeSabre and put it back in the race car.

6. Mark Martin put sugar in his gas tank.

5. His walker wouldn’t fit in the trunk.

4. Line from portable oxygen tank kept tripping the kill switch.

3. James and his entire crew fell asleep after the Blue Bird special.

2. Didn’t want to be labeled as the first “start and park” of the year.

1. He was skeert!

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Dick Lee
02/11/2009 06:26 AM

I am 72 years of age so I can see the humor of the article. ROTFLMAO. It is actually a tribute to James Hylton who not only had a great career but has amazing staying power in still being active in the sport.

02/11/2009 07:17 AM

Richard Petty is 71 and just last night somone mentioned to me if NASCAR wanted to sell tickets to a race talk “The King” back into a car. Its not rocket science you mash the gas and turn left.

02/11/2009 11:26 AM

I figured he forgot the left turn signal was on and that ran the battery down!

HEY! Wait a minute, wait a durn minute! Leave us old guys alone!

02/11/2009 06:44 PM

James Hylton’s car, the #08 Chevy, was taken from him and he was left with Boris Said’s #60 Dodge, that couldn’t start or run. Marybeth

Kevin in SoCal
02/12/2009 12:45 PM

Boris Said’s #60 is a Ford, always has been. He gets support from Roush in exchange for teaching his driver’s how to road race.


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