As goes NASCAR …

October 6, 2008 at 2:42 pm 1 comment

Forget bank failures.
Nevermind the mortgage meltdown.
Disregard the crippling credit crisis.

If you want to know just how really awfully terribly bad it is out there, look no further than NASCAR.

Estimates from Sports Illustrated and Associated Press reporters at Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 in Talladega showed attendance might have been down as much as 50,000 from last fall’s race.
::: Well that ain’t no good look! ::: 

“The crowd is way down. The backstretch grandstands are half full,” ESPN analyst Marty Smith confirmed.

Oh No! … Oh Yes!
The cheap seats backstretch grandstands were *GASP*  less than half full on race day and the front-stretch grandstands had ‘numerous pockets of empty seats including the two end sections that were virtually empty’.
::: the end is nigh! :::

You high fallutin’ types may not understand the significance of empty seats at Talladega, so let me break it down for you: It is a sign of the apocalypse every bit as ominous as plagues, pestilence or Paris Hilton’s new perfume.

We are talking all-out, Defcon 5, the bar’s out of Bud-style PANIC here people!!

Empty seats at Talladega means:

  • Cleetus, Belva and their bunch couldn’t make the trailer payment AND fill up the Chevy.
  • Darryl had to decide between Tony Stewart and the Piggly Wiggly.
  • Joe Sixpack had to choose between drinkin’ his paycheck and drivin’ it.

  • This is serious!

    When folks can’t pay for enough gas to fuel the F-150 all the way to the track so they can sit and watch guys drive in a circle for 6 hours and waste a whole lot more gas — well, it don’t take no rocket scientist, metal shop fabricator OR hockey mom to tell you shit is bad, y’all!

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    Surprised? Who’s your daddy?

    1 Comment

    • 1. Ken  |  October 6, 2008 at 7:00 pm

      It’s been bad all year, but it was most obvious yesterday. Especially on the back stretch.

      It’ll be worse if Charlotte looks like that next week.

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