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Anyone ever meet a NASCAR driver? by SOULCRUSHER
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I was curious if anyone here has ever met their favorite NASCAR driver? I am going to spend the day in the infield at Richmond in 2 weeks, and will get to meet mine. However, I have no idea what to ask him besides goofy stuff. Any ideas? The last driver I met was Tony Stewart at a meet and greet. He's my brothers driver, but I tagged along. Tony is my 2nd Driver behind Yeley.

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Report this Post04-24-2006 07:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sarabearClick Here to Email sarabearSend a Private Message to sarabearDirect Link to This Post
I met Richard Petty a few months ago. He was in Norfolk for something and he stayed the night at the hotel I worked at, at the time. He's very nice, came in and registered himself. I ended up checking him in and he was really friendly. He signed the registration card and I took it and made a copy of it and brought the original home, lol.

Its nice to meet some "celebrities" that are real and down to earth, most of them are stuck on themselves lol
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Does having one as a friend count? Ok so I'm not talking Nextel cup, but Craftsman Trucks. Jim Inglbright drove the Jelly Belly 02 truck, currenty owns Road Runner towing in Fairfeild Ca. He's an old high school bud that I used to race motocross with. Cheers Beers n Gears. Joe
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I met Kyle Petty once but he's not a real Nascar driver.
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Report this Post04-24-2006 08:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ig88vsbobafettClick Here to Email ig88vsbobafettSend a Private Message to ig88vsbobafettDirect Link to This Post
Ive met Ken Schrader @ NHIS and got his autograph
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Used to work at Watkins Glenn as a flagger and my brother used to work with Kyle Petty's cousin. So I've met Richard Petty and Kyle Petty and got to play frisbee with Neil Bonnett before he was killed. Most of the drivers I've met though were/are from sports car racing. Did get to watch Dale Jr. win his first heat race ever at Myrtle Beach Speedway. It is cool to meet the guys who don't have to have a separate RV for their egos. The Pettys are two of those people and so was Neil Bonnett.

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Report this Post04-24-2006 09:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sonic50Click Here to Email sonic50Send a Private Message to sonic50Direct Link to This Post
I met richer petty and Kyle pettey at the atl air port got there autograph I also met dale sr.

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I did know a former Busch Series Champion, Rodney Orr, he had won the Busch series the previous year and was at Daytonia testing and went airborne, hit the wall and was killed instantly, same year as one of the big name drivers but can't recall which one.
Rodney and I raced motocross for several years, he was about half Cherokee Indian, great guy always smiling, had no fear.
Dated Richard Petty's cousin for about 2 years, she carried a Jeff Gordon soft cooler as a purse, she didn't care to much for them, Kyle was a wuss, dad gave him everything, said growing up remembered playing around the garage and wearing some of the helmets laying around, but knows nothing about NASCAR.
Have met Bill Elliot also, several times in fact since he only lives about 20 miles from here, nice guy down to earth, his kid plays little league baseball but Bill doesn't interfer.

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Used to race with Chad Blount's dad and grand dad. I've known Stremme since he was two foot tall (just about everyone in that family drives something). Met Davey Allison, Neil Bonnet, Mark Martin when he was a kid in ASA, got Dick Trickle pissed off when we took his parking place at Bristol, Alan Kulwicki. Raced against a bunch of these guys in All Pro. My personal heros: Ed Howe and Denny Nyari.
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I had a fellow spit on my shoe once. He looked kinda familiar so Before I got mad I asked who the hell he was.
It was Ernie Irvin. Sears pointe raceway Kodak booth. Vice pres of Kodak is a customer of mine and back then (like 13 years back) he was in charge of the racing. So besides lots of free throw away cameras and free devoloping I also got lots of race stuff like little kodak #4 cars and trucks and tickets to the pits and such. He did say he was sorry about spitting on my shoe.
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Originally posted by ig88vsbobafett:

Ive met Ken Schrader @ NHIS and got his autograph


I think my dad knew him a looong time ago
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I went to school with a Winston West guy, Rick Mcray, Drove a Monte Carlo but always seemed to pile up. He also was the Mechanic for my uncles Plumbing shop.
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I meet Larry Pearson back when I worked for Stanley Entry Doors. He was the driver of the Stanley car in the Busch Series. I was there for a customer event at MIS.

(Not NASCAR, but Fiero related)
I also had the pleasure of meeting Rick Mears twice. My father used to get complimentary tickets from Gould to the Michigan 500 when I was a kid. Rick was the driver of the "Gould Charge" and we got to go to a meet and greet 2 years in a row in the Gould tent. Rick was my favorite driver before I had attented a race, but after meeting him, that was it, he was my favorite driver by far. I still have a Gould hat with a faded Rick Mears signature.
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I met Donnie Allison when the "Alabama Gang" was in it's heyday. He was a nice and personable fellow and he signed a photograph for me.

Steve Grissom's family owns the local Honda/Mazda(formerly Oldsmobile) dealership, so I knew him very well.

This is not Nascar related, but a next door neighbors son is in the running to be a singer with the band "Fuel" (Jeremy Jackson.) I remember him growing up there, and he later rented the house next to me from the elderly owners when they moved to another state to be with their kids. Now his brother is buying the house from the original owners. He was near Tennessee the last time I spoke with my neighbor about it.

When I first heard about it I must admit I was a little skeptical, but then it made the paper, picture and all that he was one of eight(I think) to be called to audition from all the demo tapes that were submitted.

He had the voiceover done to one of their songs at a local recording studio called Andys Music.

When I found out that it was actually him I was like

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I've met several while visiting the garage area at Talladega. Believe it or not Kurt Busch actually stopped long enough to take a picture with me. Borris Said really has a lot of hair! Ray Everham was very nice, as was Jack Roush. Talked to Robert Yates and got a pic, even though I was wearing the shirt of a different team's driver. Jimmy Johnson and I were on TV together- he was signing my pit pass while the local NBC station was filming. I walked into Jimmy Spencer's hauler area while he was ripping a reporter to shreads. He stopped for a moment, put down his spatula (he was grilling) and posed for a pic with us. Sterling Marlin is a real character- loves to cut up and have fun. It was a pleasure to talk to Dave Marcus- he really was wearing those black wing-tipped shoes that he was famous for racing with. Some of the drivers were 'indifferent'- they acknowledged me, but did not have much to say- Terry and Bobby LaBonte, Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace were like that.
The only person I had the 'misfortune' of trying to talk to that was not very nice was.....
Benny Parsons! He might sound like "Good Ol' Benny" on the radio and TV, but he is not. He is one of the most rude and hateful people I have ever met in my life.
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All the old ones that are retiring now......... Even raced Mark Martin when he first started at 19 (I think) at Winchester, In.
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Funny...I have a co-worker whose wife grew up knowing Tony Stewart. The story goes that they had a rain delay in Indy. His wife & Tony came across each other and talked for 5 minutes.....she never introduced him. He moaned at work for two days!
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I had the pleasure of meeting Dale Sr in 1998, and have also met Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Rusty Wallace, Kurt Busch, Ken Schrader, Terry and Bobby Labonte, Dale Jr, Mark Martin, Sterling Marlin, Matt Kenseth, Ricky Rudd, Harry Gant, and Richard Petty. I have had the pleasure of working with a few of them...the others just met at the track and some other events.
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I met Kevin Harvick at his fan club gathering. He signed my diecast and had my pic taken with him.
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Well, I get to spend the entire day Friday May 5th in the pit area. So hopefully I will get to meet alot of drivers. Can't wait to meet JJ Yeley. He's a breath of fresh air for the 18 car. Don't get me wrong, I was a Bobby Labonte fan, but the last few years were hard. I felt his driving style wasn't coesive with Stewarts or Hamlins for that matter. Now JJ is a Tony Stewart clone in terms of driving style. Give him a year and I think the 18 car will be a tough car to beat. He's already shown some promise.
Looking to meet Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte, Denny Hamlin, Dale Jr. and Kevin Harvick. I want to spy on the Busch brothers. I want to see if they are really that dorky.
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Well, I get to spend the entire day Friday May 5th in the pit area. So hopefully I will get to meet alot of drivers. Can't wait to meet JJ Yeley. He's a breath of fresh air for the 18 car. Don't get me wrong, I was a Bobby Labonte fan, but the last few years were hard. I felt his driving style wasn't coesive with Stewarts or Hamlins for that matter. Now JJ is a Tony Stewart clone in terms of driving style. Give him a year and I think the 18 car will be a tough car to beat. He's already shown some promise.
Looking to meet Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte, Denny Hamlin, Dale Jr. and Kevin Harvick. I want to spy on the Busch brothers. I want to see if they are really that dorky.


Dude; I'm having such a hard time getting used to the idea that Bobby Labonte is over at petty ent. and that J J Yeley is in the #18. Don't get me wrong it's just weird. Joe
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