Jeff Meyer

Top Ten Reasons Fans Failed To Show Up At Bristol Sunday

*10.* Not yet released from the asylum after listening or reading the latest ramblings of Brian France. *9.* Not taking a chance they might have to watch a Busch do another snow angel on the track. *8.* They were in their basement, not wanting to be exposed to the deadly Japanese radiation plume.

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NASCAR Approves of Edwards’ Actions While Placating Whiny Fans

"We got going on that restart, [he] knocked me out of the way, and I thought, I don't care if I win this race or not; I don't care if I finish this damn thing, I'm running into him and getting by one way or another," Carl Edwards said after winning the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 last Saturday. Oh, wait…my bad…wrong guy! Carl Edwards did not say that. Whoever it was, though, it sure sounds like they have nothing but intent to wreck the other guy, doesn’t it?

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Top Ten Signs NASCAR Has Employed Bill Weber the Magician

*10.* Caution lights mysteriously stay on or come on for no apparent reason at the track. *9.* Danica was here, and now suddenly vanished until June! (Best trick yet!) *8.* Using NASCAR’s statistical loops, he can prove that the racing over the last decade is the best ever!

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2009 Season Review: Carl Edwards

*2009 Ride:* No. 99 Roush Racing Ford *2009 Primary Sponsors:* AFLAC, Subway, Claritin *2009 Car Owner:* Jack Roush *2009 Crew Chief:* Bob Osborne *Stats:* 36 Races, 0 Wins, 7 Top 5s, 14 Top 10s, 3 DNFs, 11th in points. *Best Finish:* 2nd - Pocono (June). *Average Finish:* 15.1. *High Points:* Unfortunately for the No. 99 team, the only high points for the 2009 season were Carl’s never-ending optimism and the amount of air between his car and the track at Talladega. Sure, there was a second place finish at Pocono and a third place at Watkins Glen, but after last year's numbers (a series high 9 Wins, 19 Top 5s, and 27 Top 10s), the season just seemed to be one frustration after another.

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NASCAR Scheduled To Throw Eight Cautions At Homestead

Nearly two and a half years ago, I penned an article titled, "Surprise! NASCAR’s Version of Reality Slightly Skewered.":https://frontstretch.com/jmeyer/10767/ What prompted that fine piece of writing, besides having a bit too much time on my hands that day, was a July 16th, 2007 press release by NASCAR telling us that we were, in fact, witnessing the “golden age of competition” at that very moment. The premise of the press release was… well, I’ll let you read a part of it for yourself, again. "Present-day NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races offer closer competition than anytime in history, a new NASCAR statistical analysis has shown...

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Top Ten Reasons Jimmie Johnson Might Not Win The Chase, Redux

*10.* Other drivers hire Tonya Harding to give Jimmie a good “knee whacking.” (But this year, they whack both knees and an elbow, too!) *9.* Chad Knaus decides he is tired of "babysitting" Jimmie and lets him "keep on welding" ... or pipefitting, or whatever else Jimmie is up to.

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Even The “Rosetta Stone” Couldn’t Help You Understand Brian France!

We’ve all seen the commercials: Rosetta Stone is touted as the most effective language learning method/software available. Their concept is not to teach with flash cards, dictionaries, or memorization drills, but rather, “By surrounding you with words, images, and the voices of native speakers, our method lets you progress naturally from words and phrases to sentences and conversations...” or so says their website. However, when it comes to understanding the ramblings of Brian France, I think even the makers of Rosetta Stone would throw up their hands, head out for a cocktail, and declare it some sort of "Crackerbonics."

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One Day After Talladega, NASCAR Announces Awards For “Listening To the Fans”

Yes, you read the headline correctly... and no, this is NOT another edition of BSNews! Almost before NASCAR could decide the "official results" for last Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 at Talladega, the sport proudly announced in a press release that they had received not one, but actually two prestigious awards for listening to the voices of their fans. Turns out they won the Forrester Groundswell Award in the Business-to-Consumer Listening category, as well as the Vision Critical 2009 Panel of the Year Award. Just what are these awards, you may ask? NASCAR PR explains it best, so I will let them.

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