The Frontstretch: NASCAR's Top Ten Excuses For The Indianapolis Race by Kurt Smith -- Wednesday July 30, 2008

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NASCAR's Top Ten Excuses For The Indianapolis Race

Kurt Smith · Wednesday July 30, 2008


10. Diamond grooving actually done with cubic zirconia.

9. Trying to negate Kyle Busch’s “great driver” advantage, since the “no more great engines” rule didn’t work so well.

8. Giving all of us in the press something to talk about to help give websites a boost in a struggling economy (mission accomplished).

7. Large contribution from Hoosier for sales boost in home state.

Tony Stewart’s silence on NASCAR and Goodyear’s failures at Indy ought to quell any doubts that he’s cut out for stock car team ownership.

6. Lounge chairs laid out across Brickyard infield indicate miscommunication … NASCAR thought they heard teams say that more resting at Indianapolis was needed.

5. Putting Tony Stewart through rigorous pre-ownership program to ensure he can hold his tongue about NASCAR and Goodyear.

4. Let’s be fair; not everyone that works for NASCAR saw the Atlanta race.

3. First foray into what NASCAR will refer to as the “Race of Tomorrow” (or the RoT).

2. Tried to take advantage of a marketing opportunity in which they were supposed to call the last seven laps the “Chase to the Bricks.”

1. Hey, at least the Sunoco fuel worked!

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07/30/2008 07:04 AM

Stewart wasn’t quiet because he was trying to act like a new team owner, Stewart was quiet because NA$CAR told him to shut up, sit down, and be a good boy… and if he didn’t, he wouldn’t get his pudding pop.

07/30/2008 09:25 PM

Mark, I agree! You can bet that many drivers and crews were told Sunday to shut up and keep sucking!

07/31/2008 12:30 AM

I was there and left covered in all these nasty little black tire specks! It was pretty gross~ Not to mention that the race was long, boring and had a nasty winner! If my seats hadn’t cost $90 a piece, I would have walked out!

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