Monday, June 06, 2011

My New Hero!!

Regular readers know that I am not much of a sports fan. So it will surprise many among you to learn that "my new hero" is Richard Childress from the NASCAR world.

For those who have been in a cave for the last three days, here's the story. After the Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, Richard Childress had an "altercation" with Kyle Busch. Reports are that after taking off his watch and handing it to his grandson, he put Busch into a headlock and administered a few punches to Busch's head.

Childress was a man striking a few blows for old guys everywhere. While Busch is a talented driver, it is widely agreed that he talks too much. Ed Wolfe was fond of telling young people, including me, "Don't let your mouth write a check that your ass can't cash." Apparently the young Mr. Busch was overdrawn.

When Busch gave one of Richard's trucks a "love tap" in the door during the cool down lap after the race ended, Childress had reached his limit. You have to admire Childress for showing that his attack on Busch wasn't an accident. He calmly removed his watch before putting Busch in that headlock. Why risk getting any Busch on your watch?

Today NASCAR announced that they have fined Childress $150,000 for the incident. They also stated that Busch had done nothing to cause the attack. I guess that they didn't see the video of the race. NASCAR should have given Childress $150,000. This is the best publicity that they have had in months. NASCAR has become so dull that you can barely tell the drivers apart. They all say and do everything as if they are following a script. Some kid getting his butt kicked by a guy more than twice is age is refreshing, at least for an old guy.


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