Friday, September 24, 2010

Clint Bowyer Penalized 50 More Points In Skeeball

Now comes word from ESPN that Clint Bowyer has been penalized 50 points by NASCAR for a skeeball scoring error at the New Hampshire State Fair:

The New Hampshire State Fair Skeeball booth passed inspection upon opening of the State Fair, but upon further reivew at the NASCAR Research and Development Center, issues were discovered with the center cylinder tolerance.

"The cylinder looked stable [before the skeeball booth opened to the public], but getting close to some of the tolerances, and we asked them to come in to see if they weren't in line with regulations," said one official.

Apparently, weakness in the center cylinder walls of the top 50-point area created a tendency to issue an extra 10% worth of scrip tickets. NASCAR discovered this error and realized Bowyer should not have been awarded the 6" plush toy, but rather should receive the set of plastic gummi-snakes.

Earlier: Clint Bowyer Penalized 150 Points; Dodger Fans Don't Give Two Shits

13 comments:

MeanieBreanie said...

Oh my god, why don't you start a Clint Bowyer blog and report his news on it.

Fred's Brim said...

hehe as long as it's not a Kurt Busch blog

rbnlaw said...

We have bush!


I miss Booger.

Steve Sax said...

@MB 7:25a: love your comment.

I'm having fun with this whole points thing, which I'm sure is meaningful for NASCAR but seems ridiculous as a top "sports" story. The whole points currency just doesn't translate (like David Eckstein on paper).

MeanieBreanie said...

@Sax
I'm just having fun with you. It's your blog and you can put anything on it that you want.

I don't follow NASCAR (except the occasional pic of Jeff Gordon). I know it is a southern thing rooted to the days of running moonshine. That is the only thing I know about it.

Ewww, Eckstein. Amazing that a cunning linguist would not translate well to paper.

rbnlaw said...

I like MB more and more, every day.

MeanieBreanie said...

Awww, thanks RB. I like you too! :D

Steve Sax said...

I think I need to start a MeanieBreanie fan club blog and report these posts on that blog.

MR. F said...

Out of curiosity, what does NASCAR have to do with running moonshine?

MeanieBreanie said...

I love you too Saxy ;-)

MeanieBreanie said...

@Mr. F
From my extremely limited knowledge of NASCAR it has it's roots in people building race cars to move moonshine around. They would have races to see who could outrun the others and it evolved from there. At least that's what I was told.

MR. F said...

Wow thanks MeanieBreanie! I hope Sax starts a MeanieBreanie fan club blog so he can report these posts on that blog and then I can comment on them.

Spanky said...

I would do anything for a drink of White Lightning





But I won't do that