The Frontstretch: Top Ten Reasons Why Cup Drivers Race in the Busch Series by Mistie Bibbee -- Tuesday June 21, 2005

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Top Ten Reasons Why Cup Drivers Race in the Busch Series

Mistie Bibbee · Tuesday June 21, 2005

 

10.  The Busch Series was Mike Helton’s answer to an official NASCAR pension plan for the drivers.

9.  Dale Jr. wouldn’t let them in his online racing league, so they had to get their racing fix somehow.

8.  They keep hoping if they win, they’ll get free Busch beer.  Since Winston has left Cup, the drivers need a new vice- and phones just don’t cut it.

7.  Because all the young guns are taking over Cup, the veterans had to find a series they still felt competitive in. 

6.  The drivers wanted to know what it felt like to be near the “poverty level” for a day.  And the Busch Series purses certainly do let them experience that.

5.  They heard it was safer now that Shane Hmiel was on “vacation”. 

4. What do you mean these points don't transfer over to the Cup series? 

3.  Busch Series?  You mean this isn't the beer line? 

2.  It’s what Cup drivers do when they have a mid-life crisis.

1.  It’s the only way the non-Hendrick and non-Roush drivers can win a race. 

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