By admin | December 14, 2010
By Richard Allen
Through an incredible piece of investigative reporting the staff at RacingWithRich.com has obtained a copy of NASCARâ€™s Christmas wish list to Santa Claus. Although the means by which this letter was secured cannot be revealed, it is important to note that the U.S. Mail was not interfered with in any way.
Here is the verbatim copy of the letter:
As you are no doubt aware, this was not exactly the best of years for us here at NASCAR. Our attendance figures were down and significant numbers of empty seats were clearly visible at many of our races. Also, you may have noticed that not nearly as many viewers watched our telecasts this season. Although you may have missed out on that as we saw our ratings drop off in the North Pole region which indicates you must have stopped watching as well.
With all that in mind, we respectfully submit the following requests for your consideration.
First, we would like for you to deposit some invitations to the new NASCAR Hall of Fame in the stockings of as many racing fans as you can. Not nearly as many folks have visited our new facility as we had projected when we proposed the HoF to the city of Charlotte.
Unfortunately, the Hall is experiencing a big budget shortfall which means we here in Daytona Beach canâ€™t collect our royalties until the place becomes profitable. You know we are all about collecting royalties and we would really like to get our hands on that $285,775. So please, make the place profitable.
Second, we would like for you to leave a lump of coal in Jimmie Johnsonâ€™s stocking. As you know, he has won five Sprint Cup championships in a row and the fans seem to be getting a bit tired of that.
And more, if someone else were to finally win the title the fans might somehow become more in favor of our Chase for the Championship system. We all know itâ€™s a great way for determining a champion but for some reason our fans donâ€™t like it. If Jimmie were to not win they might finally realize the error of their ways.
Third, we would like for you to assure us that the new pavement at the Daytona International Speedway will hold up. The hole that developed during last yearâ€™s Daytona 500 was a bit embarrassing and we donâ€™t want that to happen again.
Fourth, and this may be a bit much for even you, but we would like for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to actually have a competitive season in 2011. We would especially like for him to win at least one or two races.
As you are no doubt aware, he is our sportâ€™s most popular driver but has not won in a couple of years which seems to be having a negative impact on the previously mentioned attendance and ratings numbers. Please make him faster more often.
Please grant us these Christmas wishes because if you donâ€™t we will have a much longer list next year at this time.
Well, there it is. NASCAR Christmas wish list for the 2010 holiday season. Time will tell if Santa will grant any of the above and if it will do any good.
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