The Frontstretch: Top Ten Ways the AAA Texas 500 Could Have Been Even Better by Jeff Meyer -- Wednesday November 10, 2010

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Top Ten Ways the AAA Texas 500 Could Have Been Even Better

Jeff Meyer · Wednesday November 10, 2010

 

10. If Mark Martin would have won, as I predicted in last week’s Mirror Driving.

9. If there was no Chase, Denny would have been eliminated, with Jimmie Johnson scheduled for elimination this coming Sunday.

Under the old points system, Sunday’s tire getting away from the No. 48 team would have been far less significant… because the Lowe’s team would be out of the title hunt.

8. If the announcers would quit apologizing for NASCAR drivers’ actions.

7. If officials didn’t ride with the cleanup and emergency crews.

6. If the officials that did ride along had remembered that “Have At It, Boys!” edict from January.

5. If fights were allowed to progress until one of the opponents is knocked to the ground, as in the NHL (especially amongst the drivers’ wives/girlfriends!).

4. If there were “In-Ambulance Cams.”

3. If NASCAR would not have called Kyle’s penalty “unsportsmanlike conduct” on the air in an obvious attempt to be like the NFL. (When was the last time you heard that call at a NASCAR race?)

2. If Matt Kenseth’s late pass would have actually stuck.

1. If the NASCAR official in Kyle’s pit box had indicated by fingers — one on each hand — the number of laps he was being held!

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old farmer
11/10/2010 01:57 PM
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“Top ten ways” = a complete strikeout.

At least Letterman’s top ten hits a funny remark about 1/3 of the time.

“Top Ten Ways. . . shouldn’t have been. Time’s up!

Big Donkey
11/10/2010 06:41 PM
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Hey, old farmer, I’m penalizing you 2 laps for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’.

24Crazy
11/11/2010 01:57 PM
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Come on OF where’s you sense of humor?? I laughed out loud at #1…. Now that would have been funny.

 

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