Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sprint Cup 2011: Race 13: Slug Report -- the Dollars and Sense of the NASCAR Rip-off

#46, J.J. Yeley...$69,850

#30, David Stremme...$69,700

#60, Mike Skinner...$69,550

#66, Michael McDowell...$69,400

#81, Scott Riggs...$69,245

#87, Joe Nemechek...$69,640
The slimy and disgusting reality of Sprint Cup, 2011....

Certainly there are other scandals in sports that seem more lethal. Steroids in baseball not only doctored time-honored records leaving a decade’s worth of stats under a cloud of suspicion. Such substances threaten the long-term wellness of the athletes involved and perhaps by example encourage their use by others.

Currently, there is much talk about impropriety in Division I NCAA or BCS college football with the Reggie Bush scandal at USC, the various charges leading coach Jim Tressel to resign from Ohio State, and further questions at Tennessee.

How can permitting entries into a competitive sport not equipped to race only to qualify, meekly run a few laps and retreat without having the full equipment to complete a race or even hiring a full pit crew be justified? That qualifying procedures allow such entries to “start and park” while others who have full investment in competing go home, even allowing the possibility of such, simply defies any rational sense of sportsmanship.

Here are the fraudulent “slugs” from the STP 400 in Kansas.
J.J. Yeley… 69,850.00
David Stremme… 69,700.00
Mike Skinner… 69,550.00
Michael McDowell… 69,400.00
Scott Riggs… 69,275.00
Joe Nemechek … 69,640.00

Their flim-flam removed $417,415.00 from the awards to competitors for what? The amount year to date is now $4,374,357.00, no chump change by any sports’ standards. As fans of the sport, we must speak out and demand adequate revision so that all entries are ones who expect to compete for victory regardless of the length of the race.

Let NASCAR know that YOU want them to restore integrity to the sport. You work hard for your money and want to see NASCAR teams to their jobs. Sports are for winners not quitters.

The top contacts are: Brian France, NASCAR Chairman, Chief Executive Officer or Michael Helton, NASCAR President.

Write to:
Office of the President, Michael Helton
Office of the Chairman, Brian France

One Daytona Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Phone: (386) 253-0611

We are sorry not to have direct email addresses to NASCAR's executive office. We will publish if found. The best email we have routes to their subcontracted website,


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