NASCAR Legends On Danica Thanks to modern technology and a place called the Spy Store, Robin Miller of speed.com was able to do an unauthorized wiretap of a few NASCAR legends following Sunday’s qualifying for the Daytona 500.
Here it is, uncut, unedited and uncouth.
Richard Petty dials up David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison and Junior Johnson on Sunday night for a conference call.
RP: “Hey I gotta talk to you guys because I’m having trouble with this Danica thing.”
CY: “What happened?”
RP: “She won the pole position.”
CY: “For the ARCA race?”
RP: “No, the Daytona 500.”
BA: “Have you been drinking King?”
RP: “No but I’m thinking seriously about starting.”
DP: “I don’t have cable, who is Danica?”
JJ: “I think she played Tom Cruise’s wife in Days of Thunder.”
RP: “No damnit, she’s the new face of NASCAR.”
DP: “You mean like Linda Vaughn?”
RP: “Good lord don’t any of you cats follow current events? No, she’s a race driver who came from Indy cars and now she’s Tony Stewart’s teammate.”
DP: “Does Bill France know about this? I don’t think women are allowed in the pits.”
CY: “Things have changed David, she was in front at the Indy 500 a few years ago.”
BA: “You mean in a pace car?”
CY: “No, in the race and she finished third or fourth.”
BA: “I must have hit my head worse than I thought.”
RP: “Listen, I’m worried about our sport and that’s why I called you cats. Before she won the pole, the biggest story all week was about Danica dating another driver.” More at speed.com