The Frontstretch: Top Ten Reasons An Obama/NASCAR Campaign Against Driving And Texting Shouldn't Happen by Jeff Meyer -- Wednesday April 14, 2010

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10. Hello … the fans that NASCAR has left are not exactly the “age demographic” audience for this message.

9. Anyone with a brain knows that you can’t hear the phone alerting you to an awaiting text in a stock car.

Is this really a face you see persuading millions of Americans to kick a bad habit?

8. Before the days of reliable two-way radios, crews used to text their driver all the time … via large handwritten signs like “PIT NOW,” and it never caused any problems.

7. Two reasons: The Obama Administration and NASCAR officials. Oh yeah, there’s the combination for a sensible campaign for anything … NOT!

6. With NASCAR’s participation, the national deficit will increase by another $500 million after Brian France reveals record-breaking “contract negotiations” with Obama.

5. Uh, just a guess here, but don’t you think the money would be better spent pairing up with, say, the X Games or Wii?

4. If they did do it, they’d have to use drivers like John Wes Townley, Johnny Sauter, Steve Wallace, or Sam Hornish, Jr. to make the commercials even remotely believable.

3. Yeah, right! Like you get a signal at a race track!

2. How big is this cell phone gonna be that you can text with racing gloves on?

1. The truth may come out as to what Brian France was really doing when he crashed his Lexus and spilled his “Coke.”

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04/14/2010 12:00 PM

WOW. Where to begin:

10. Have you been to a NASCAR race. Or been to any major city. Ages 14-50 text message regularly. Especially teenagers, and parents who need to keep in touch with their teenagers. Almost EVERYONE at a NASCAR race texts.

9. Ducks dont’ drive racecars, didn’t stop Aflac. Drivers don’t drink Coke from BOTTLES during a race. Didn’t stop Coca-Cola.

8. Before they wrote on signs people used to carve stuff into rocks. What’s you’re point? Also, you can’t text with a rotary phone.

7. Reason 7 is actually 2 reasons, therefore changing the article to 11 reasons…

6. With the Obama administration it was going to happen anyway.

5. “Texting while Wii…” wasn’t aware that endangered lives.

4. NASCAR drivers like Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and others “tweet”. And they do so from their phone. Just like they text other drivers.

3. If you have a Nextel phone you get excellent reception at Nextel Cup Tracks.

2. Drivers take their gloves off frequently on hot days while running laps under caution – or under red flag conditions which by the way seems like the most likely time to text – while stopped.

1. I get the sentiment – but seriously you’re poking fun at something that has nothing to do with texting – just Brian France. If however, Brian France had been texting while driving/wrecking there would be a phone record of the event which would be attainable via the freedom of information act.

04/14/2010 08:07 PM

Jeez, lighten up. It wasn’t supposed to rile y’all up.


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