The Frontstretch: Top Ten Worst Things to Happen In Restrictor Plate Racing by Jeff Meyer -- Wednesday June 28, 2006

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Top Ten Worst Things to Happen In Restrictor Plate Racing

Frontstretch Top Ten · Jeff Meyer · Wednesday June 28, 2006


10. Usually, Jimmie Johnson.

9. A Chad Knaus designed rear window.

8. Of all things, in 1998, wildfires postpone the July Daytona race until October!

7. The fact plates were even used in Sept. of 2000 at New Hampshire.

6. Spoiler heights raised. Spoiler heights lowered. Spoiler heights raised. Spoiler heights lowered. Spoiler heights raised. Spoiler heights lowered. Spoiler heights……

5. Elliot Sadler keeps trying to beat competition in the air instead of on the track.

4. Itty bitty fuel cells.

3. Three words. "Boogity, Boogity, Boogity!"

2. The person who came up with the idea in the first damn place!

1. February 18th, 2001.

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06/29/2006 02:31 AM

Those were pretty lame jokes, the only one that even made me smile was number 10.

06/29/2006 08:50 AM

Any lame excuse for a to bring up Dale Earnhardt’s death. You don’t mix tragedy and humor. It’s not funny.

Hennible Cobb
06/29/2006 11:11 AM

Let’s do away with the restrictor plate tracks. Easy enough, just knock down the banking. You wind up with a flatter track, similar to the Brickyard. Great! Throw away the plates. But the Frances will never go along, thinking there’s some sort of appeal in the carnage of “big ones”.

J. Meyer
06/29/2006 01:49 PM

To Trent and Carol,
FYI-The Top Ten isn’t always just for your amusement. It may also be there to make you think. Did you ever think of that? #1 was put there to reminder us that occasionally, in the midst of what these guys do for your entertainment, there is risk. Fortunately, over the years, that risk has lessened somewhat with newer and better safety inovations.
Aside from that, I defy either one of you to list for me a “worser thing to happen in restrictor plate racing” than #1.

r p
06/29/2006 02:13 PM

what J.Meyer said, i can’t think of anything worse that has happened in a plate reace. actually i thought the top ten were right on and really didn’t see any humor

06/29/2006 07:33 PM

Well I loved Number 2


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