The Frontstretch: Top Ten Things Drivers Have to Say About Restrictor Plates at Charlotte by Mistie Bibbee -- Wednesday September 28, 2005

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10.  Elliott Sadler: “Great, now I’ll get to flip a car at Charlotte.”

9.  Sterling Marlin: “Does this mean I can get out of my car and fix it during a red flag?”

8.  Robby Gordon: “Restrictor Plate?!?  Why couldn’t they have made it a road course?”

7.  Jimmie Johnson: “Well, so much for that Lowe’s Motor Speedway sweep this year.”

6.  Kurt Busch: “I wonder if they’ll install a lake in the infield and let Dave Burns go water skiing again?”

5.  Scott Wimmer: “Hey, BDR won at Daytona once.  I wonder if Bill still has that car around the shop somewhere…”

4.  Jeff Gordon: “Well, if I won the first restrictor plate race here, people would forget about the fact I didn’t make The Chase…right?”

3.  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.:  “Rock on! Guaranteed a first or second place finish!”

2.  Mark Martin: “I wonder when I win if they’ll notice if I call it Chartona.”

1.  Michael Waltrip: “Woohoo, I finally have a shot of winning at Charlotte!”

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