The Frontstretch: Top Ten Things Fans Decided To Do After 20 Laps At Talladega by Jeff Meyer -- Wednesday November 4, 2009

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Top Ten Things Fans Decided To Do After 20 Laps At Talladega

Jeff Meyer · Wednesday November 4, 2009


10. Realized that the fans in Fontana might be on to something and checked out the “shopping” under the grandstands.

9. Looked for the No-Doz vendors Tony’s crew chief spoke of over the radio.

This is one of the only known photos from Sunday that shows something other than parade laps or crashes.

8. Decided not to buy AMP Energy drinks when they realized the race was staged the way it was as a marketing ploy to get people to buy AMP Energy drinks!

7. Changed the frequencies on their scanners to listen to truckers on the Interstate … or classical music, whichever.

6. That “Honey-do” list that she’s been bitchin’ about.

5. “On second thought, honey, I’d love to go fall shoe shopping with you and your mother!”

4. Look for one of those wet T-shirt contests going on that everyone is always talking about in the infield.

3. Made plans to change their “NASCAR room” into a “golf room” and wondered how much they might get on eBay from all their NASCAR junk.

2. Switched channels to see what games were on, even if it meant watching the Lions.

1. Looked for the vendor rumored to be selling “Brian France Sucks” (front) “Mike Helton Swallows” (back) T-shirts. (Unfortunately, the vendor ran out of stock by lap 100)

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The Turnip!
11/04/2009 10:30 AM

I’ll vote for your #1 as the ABSOLUTE BEST!

(maybe of ever)


MMM, come to think of it, maybe that’s why Helton is so fat! err, I’m sorry, LARGE!

The Turnip!
11/04/2009 11:08 AM

Hey, in thinkng, I thought this top 10 list was supposed to be FUNNY!

NOT the TRUTH! (referencing #1 of course)

Jeff Meyer
11/04/2009 12:30 PM

Readers, I have been informed that in regards to number 9, it was Tony’s spotter, not his crew chief, that made the no doz comment. I deeply regret the mistake but in my defense, I was tired and couldn’t find the vendor!

11/04/2009 12:36 PM

OMFG, #1 is the BEST!!!!

Kevin in SoCal
11/04/2009 12:36 PM

#10 is an acceptable remark about Fontana, and its funny, too. Its much appreciated compared to the usual around here.

11/04/2009 01:01 PM

Didn’t this top 10 hit everything on the nose! Keep up the good work, maybe NASCAR will start listening…..LOL! Yea, right!

11/04/2009 02:34 PM

LOL Top 10 things – absolutely great.

11/04/2009 04:37 PM

You left off the one about just go home and rake the leaves and clean out the gutters!

The Turnip!
11/04/2009 08:11 PM

Well, just had to get yet another laugh before nightime falls, but while I can stomach items #2 thru #10, I have a hard time swallowing your #1!

11/04/2009 10:17 PM

Better be careful Jeff. The NASCAR suits are going to be looking for you. Funny column. The shoe shopping one was my favorite.


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