*10.* Jeff Gordon mistakenly thought Menard was a lap down and backed off. Who knew?
*9.* Extra pressure put on by office bet: last guy to win gets wedgies at will from his three teammates.
*8.* Tired of being confused with John Wes Townley as “the guy who’s only here on Daddy’s money.”
*7.* The sideburns gave him an unfair downforce advantage.
*6.* Because the law of averages catches up with everyone at some point… just ask Michael Waltrip.
*5.* Big mistake at the RCR paint shop; that was supposed to be Kevin Harvick’s car. This Bud’s for you, Mr. Faulty Sponsor Wrap Unemployed Guy!
*4.* Special engine installed by Carl Edwards; he needed another home improvement company to win big so Home Depot would panic and up the ante.
*3.* Instead of saving “big money” at Menards, Paul saved “big on fuel” at Indy.
*2.* Wow, they weren’t kidding! It really IS better to be lucky than good!
*1.* Did you _see_ that Mike Helton handshake? Boy, was he happy the script worked out this time… that’s $20 million more in the bank!
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