10. You’re pretty sure you weren’t carrying Tony Stewart’s wing behind your seat before.
9. You’re positive you didn’t start the race with your feet above your head and a clod of sod the size of Rhode Island in the cockpit.
8. Your wife comes on the radio and asks where you keep the life insurance policy.
7. You look out your window and the first thing you see is the rescue crew’s size 12s.
6. Furniture Row just called and asked you to do that again – it’s the most airtime they’ve had all year.
5. You’re thinking that when they painted the big target on the hood, this is not what they had in mind.
4. You started the race with Lowe’s on your quarterpanel, but now it just says “ow.”
3. Your crew chief radios to ask you to pick up the carburetor on the way to the ambulance.
2. You suddenly find Matt Kenseth in your lap.
1. Your spotter considerately clears you – for landing.
About the author
Amy is an 18-year veteran NASCAR writer and a five-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found filling in from time to time on The Frontstretch 5 (Wednesdays) and her monthly commentary Holding A Pretty Wheel (Thursdays). A New Hampshire native living in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.
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