The Frontstretch: Top Ten Things Heard on The Rick Hendrick Team Radios Last Sunday by Jeff Meyer -- Tuesday October 10, 2006

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Top Ten Things Heard on The Rick Hendrick Team Radios Last Sunday

Frontstretch Top Ten · Jeff Meyer · Tuesday October 10, 2006


10. No. 24: "Junior bumped me…Junior bumped me…Junior bumped me… Junior bumped me…Junior bumped me again….Tell NASCAR to make Junior stop bumping me…If Junior bumps me again, I'm telling!"

9. Pre-race, to the No. 5, 24 and 48: "This is Rick. Can you boys hear me? OK, good. You're my boys! You know I love each and every one of you. Go out there and get ‘em!

8. No. 25 (all race long): "Hello?" (tap tap tap) "Hello?... Is this thing on?... Is there anybody out there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone home?…Hello?"

7. Pre-race, to the No. 5, 24 and 48: "Hey boys, this is Papa Rick again. Y'all remember the new hand signals from the last team meeting we….wait a minute…OK, listen boys, everyone just nod their heads so that other guy will shut up!"

6. No. 24: "Junior is bumping me again! Make him stop! We are going sooooo fast…this is really unsafe! Tell him to stop bumping me!"

5. No. 5 to the No. 24 and 48: "I got ten thousand junior bacon cheeseburgers that says I beat both of you today!"

4. No. 25: (tap tap tap) "Hellooooo!? Helloooo? Echooooo echoooo…Now now batting batting for for the the Yankees Yankees….(giggle)"

3. No. 5 to the No. 25: "Calling No. 25. Come in 25. I can't remember your name, but I got five thousand junior bacon cheeseburgers for you if you give that No. 48 a nudge!"

2. No. 48 to the No. 25: "OK, number 25, listen up! At the count of three, we pull out and pass Jr. Ready?! 1…2…"

1. No. 25 cutting in on the No. 48: "Hey guys! My radio is working now! Wait! Wait! Do we go ON 3, or 1, 2, 3 and then….OOPS!...Oh, great! I suppose they're gonna blame me for that now, too!…Helloooo?"

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10/11/2006 04:54 AM

Hi, could you please list the top ten things said on Jr.’s team radio?
Are you allowed?


10/11/2006 07:53 AM

that’s pretty funny

10/11/2006 08:49 AM

That is priceless. Love 10 & 6! I can just imagine him saying that.

10/11/2006 08:53 AM

Best laugh I’ve had in years.

10/11/2006 09:42 AM

Way to funny. I can’t stop laughing.

10/11/2006 10:04 AM

It was twice as funny hearing nascar telling Jr to stop bump drafting

10/11/2006 11:07 AM


10/11/2006 11:12 AM

Heehee!!!!!! Love it!!!!

10/11/2006 04:20 PM

I hear Vickers next sponsor will be Great Clips.

10/11/2006 09:20 PM

Now THAT was funny stuff!

10/11/2006 09:26 PM

OMG…too funny!! Number 4 was awesome!

10/11/2006 10:03 PM

24 & 48, “you guys were hired to help us”. Next week, take out the 17, 6, & 31 cars…...Rick, they’re not listening. They won’t pull over and let us by. ( more whining…but not from the motors)

Shawn Turner
10/12/2006 07:01 AM

Yea those are pretty lame. Lets hear some of those Jr ones, “man if i dont win this im gonna lose some money ”, ” I hope Smoke gets up here and kisses my butt some more ” Jr is still riding on his daddy’s coat tails and is still only a mediocre driver and always will be , he is no way near consistent at any other tracks except for Dega and Tona. how bout the ” lets act like were gonna shut down the #15 team so Mikey will leave only to bring my bud Paul in next year , yea yea thats it.

Laura Thomas
10/12/2006 07:39 AM

Real funny. Being sarcastic. I am sick of all of the Junior fans & how glorified he is. If it wasn’t for his Daddy & his sponser he would be just be an average Joe. He has yet to prove what kind of driver he really is except to show his arrogance on how great he is at bump drafting. Wow how cocky is that. What happened did Gordon touch on a nerve. Must have been guilty to let what Gordon say get you upset more than being spun out. I heard your in car scanner radio. Awful worried about being black flagged if your bump drafting was so good as you say. Well if that is all he is good at then he is nothing but a bully on the track which got it back to him in the end. Knocked him down a few pegs. I watched the same race as everyone else & he was bump drafting pretty hard behind Kurt Busch. Almost caused Kurt Busch to spin. You Junior fans need to grow up instead of being the rednecks that Nascar has always been perceived to be. You have no class.

10/12/2006 09:44 PM

His bump drafting must have been pretty good to scare a RACE CAR DRIVER.I guess some people only watch the plate races. JR won at Kansas,Richmond,Phoenix ETC. Maybe your driver’s only do good at plate race’s.Start watching EVERY WEEK.

10/12/2006 10:53 PM

Quick question Laura – how does deceased Earnhardt Sr help Jr? When the green drops, there is only one man in each car sawing at the wheel. JR does a very good job, but admittedly he hasn’t yet shown the greatness his fans think he has. Gordon? He HAD the greatness w/ Ray. One of the all time great combos, not necessarily one of truly great drivers. He’s very good, but clearly distracted these days. He may get ring #5 someday, but never #7 like the real kings. He owes Ray big for rings 1-3.

10/12/2006 11:00 PM

Laura – “Awful worried about being black flagged if your bump drafting was so good as you say. Well if that is all he is good at then he is nothing but a bully on the track which got it back to him in the end.”

Hmm, yeah, I guess Vickers ineptitude had nothing to do with it – nope, just bump drafting. Black flag? Oh, yeah, that’s right – we all know NASCAR is nothing but consistent with rules infractions. Throws Harvick’s crew chief out repeatedly but let’s Knaus do whatever he wants. Finally, after they were questioned by a motorsports panel, they threw mad chad out for a few weeks. Yep, model of consistency alright. I’d be worried if I was Junior, Gordon, or anybody.

10/12/2006 11:16 PM

Shawn – what the hell – act like were gonna shut down the #15 team so Mikey will leave only to bring my bud Paul in next year , yea yea thats it. HELLO?? Mikey was fired due to lack of performance. Look at him now. He’s never been one of the top 10 drivers, probably not even top 15 at any point in his career. His firing at DEI had nothing to do w/ Menard. I’m no DEI fan, but man, I would’ve fired him too. The guy did nothing but tear up cars and even when given the cars that could have won the championship and the crew chief to boot he couldn’t do squat with it. Still finished outside the top 20. Wow!! That’s BAD!! The guy is a hazard. Can’t believe Toyota is backing him. Talk about a bad investment. Waltrip/Jarrett/(inappropriate comment edited out). WOW, some lineup. Pitty the poor Toyota stockholders. Lastly, the only thing more annoying than MW is DW. THANK YOU to ESPN for dumping him. Glad his boogity crap won’t be back on the tube. It has been a painful 5 years listening to (him) lamely try to describe the action. He hasn’t been able to crank the wheel since about ‘92. Get in that rocking chair SR got you years ago and leave us fans alone. We’re tired of your pitiful act, oh, and little buddy Mikey’s too. Both you (inappropriate comment) smile wide for the camera but turn your backs on fans wanting autographs. Saw it too many times to be a fan of either of you.

10/13/2006 09:37 AM

You said it Oh_Mikey. If Shawn has been watching racing this year I am sure that you have noticed that MW can’t even make some race’s. That is really bad when you can’t even drive the car nice and fast for ONE lap. Ihave raced Go-Kart’s and I think that I could do better than MW.

10/13/2006 09:47 AM

And as for Laura. I don’t think that the Frontstretch meant for people to put other’s down. I am a JR fan and a Stewart fan and I am not a REDNECK and I have alot more class than you, Because I am not the one putting people down, That’s having class. They do this stuff for people to laugh not BASH other’s. I don’t mean to sound like a jerk and I am sure that I do but I don’t think that you should put someone down because of who there favorite driver is.

10/13/2006 12:18 PM

I hate to break it to you “Oh Mikey,” but DW works with Fox who still has NASCAR coverage next year, so he will be on TV with NASCAR in 2007.

10/13/2006 11:30 PM

Let me clear this up. It was announced that the Network’s for next year is ESPN/ABC TNT. There will be no fox coverage and that mean’s no BOOGITY,BOOGITY,BOOGITY next season.

10/14/2006 01:08 PM

“Jr bumped me…Jr bumped me…Jr bumped me…”
ROTFLMAO!!! You crack me up, Jeff!!! (Not Gordon…LOL)

10/14/2006 05:02 PM

Might want to check your TV Guide there Mark. Only NBC is leaving. FOX is still there.

I like DW though so for me, that’s great news!


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