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Those Surprised That Ryan Newman’s Car Was “Randomly” Selected at Darlington Were Also Sursprised When…

By admin | May 14, 2013

By Richard Allen

 After each Sprint Cup race, NASCAR officials typically take the winning car and a random chosen car or two to be thoroughly inspected at their Research & Development Center in Concord, NC. There seems to be a rather remarkable ratio of drivers or teams who have at some point run afoul of the sanctioning body and those machines to be randomly chosen for closer inspection.

When Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman said in veiled language that “Someone(meaning NASCAR) had their heads up their asses” in Talladega, it came as little surprise that his car was one of those “randomly” chosen after Saturday night’s race in Darlington.

There were a number of jokes passed along on Twitter and Facebook after the announcement was made that the #39 Chevrolet had been selected. So, in that spirit, I have created a not-so-serious list of things that might have also surprised anyone who was caught off guard when Newman’s was “randomly” singled out.

#39- Ryan Newman

Those surprised that Ryan Newman’s car was “randomly” selected by NASCAR at Darlington were also surprised when…

1. …Lance Armstrong admitted he used performance enhancers.

2. …female fans cheered for Kasey Kahne.

3. …Republicans and Democrats refused to cooperate with each other in Washington.

4. …Kurt Busch had a “meltdown” after his car’s handling went bad.

5. …Rosie O’Donnell “came out”.

6. …Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds proclaimed that they liked the latest NASCAR change.

7. …the weather forecast turns out wrong.

8. …the government couldn’t produce a balanced budget.

9. …the car driving down the interstate with its left blinker didn’t actually turn left.

10. …their stomach felt a bit queasy after eating at the $4.99 all you can eat buffet located just off the interstate.

11. …every episode of ‘Dora the Explorer’ turns out exactly the same as the previous episode.

12. …news comes out that Lindsay Lohan is in trouble with the law.

By the way, on Tuesday it was stated by NASCAR that Newman’s car and engine cleared post-race inspection at the NASCAR R&D Center.

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8 Responses to “Those Surprised That Ryan Newman’s Car Was “Randomly” Selected at Darlington Were Also Sursprised When…”

  1. Russ Says:
    May 14th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    You would think with the reality check that Ford and GM forced on them Nascar would be a bit more image conscious.
    Let me answer my own question. They are more image conscious. Trouble is like everything else, they aren’t consistent with it.

  2. Robert Green Says:
    May 14th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    If you’ll recall, Kasey Kahne was an early leader in qualifying last weekend. His car was held to one side as driver after driver made their qualifying runs and then, if they were not a top three car, they were allowed to return to the garage area. I believe it was Denny Hamlin who held a top three spot for a period of time and he was parked behind Kahne’s #5. He called his pit on the radio while sitting there and told them Kahne’s back end was swung way out and wondered about it. Nothing else was said about it then, during the race Saturday night, Kahne pulled the lead late in the race and suddenly jumped into the wall… Makes me wonder what exactly made Kahne’s car do that when they alluded it was Kyle Busch who was responsible… Just an observation from someone in attendance…

  3. The Mad Man Says:
    May 15th, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Anyone who was surprised at Newman’s car being inspected must’ve slept through DW’s infomercial & cheerleading session from Talladega which was billed as a race. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as free speech in CA$HCAR so anyone exercising their 1st Amendment rights are subject to the whim & whimsy of the benevolent (?) dictatorship in charge of CA$HCAR.

  4. Tony Geinzer Says:
    May 15th, 2013 at 7:58 am

    I have a new All Star Induced Surprise: Ricky Stenhouse is not in the All Star! That was Matt Kenseth’s Winning Car Last Year, but if it was RJ Reynolds, the owner of said car deserved equal time vs. the driver that won in it.

  5. midasmicah Says:
    May 15th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Another big surprise!!! Penalties were accessed to the crew chief and others regarding the #54 JGR nationwide car. I wonder when Joe Gibbs is going to get tired of this crap. Regarding Newman’s car being “randomly” selected for inspection. nas$car is so transparent in it’s actions against drivers who speak their minds.

  6. Carl Watson Says:
    May 15th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    @ Rich - This was a hilarious list, especially #9!

    @ The Mad Man - You are partially correct, in that there is no freedom of speech in NASCAR, but nor is there any at one’s place of employment, a neighbor’s home, a race track, a shopping mall, grocery store, or really any privately owned and operated location. The first amendment exists to protect one’s speech from infringement by the government, not private companies. So for example, it is for this reason that an employer or store owner can set limits on acceptable speech, and why NASCAR ultimately has the right to fine drivers and crews for speech they deem unacceptable, even if we may both agree that their reasons for doing so are usually quite foolish.

    Anyone criticizing the sanctioning body of NASCAR, or a television broadcast, is not exercizing a right but simply voicing an opinion, and I say this as someone who *wholeheartedly* agrees with your opinion of DW’s calling of the races and of NASCAR as being CA$HCAR. lol

  7. Rich Norton Says:
    May 15th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Lindsay Lohan is in trouble with the law, like that never happens.

    Yes after his comments at Talladega, I would hope that Newman’s crewchief would make sure that his car was A J squared away.

  8. SV Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Taking the 39 to the shop was a shot over the bow. The pressure is being put on the owners to keep their drivers in line. A few weeks ago Tony Stewart begged the media to fill in the blanks as to what was wrong with the car because he is too scared to do it. Imagine that. Tony knows darn good and well what’s wrong but he won’t say because Ol’ Brian France has him cowed. One of these days somebody is going to have the stones to come out to the media…then we just have to hope that media person isn’t so addicted to the power of the hard card that they’ll publish.