By admin | December 22, 2008
By Richard Allen
*** My first experience at public writing was on a Knoxville sports talk host’s website. In that blog I often made rather lame attempts at humor about a wide variety of subjects. Since there is not very much to write about in the world of NASCAR during the off season I thought I would give it another shot.***
There are literally only hours to go before Santa Claus makes his much anticipated lap around the world. Naturally, the jolly granter of wishes receives a great number of letters requesting that various needs and desires be granted by people from all walks of life and from all parts of the globe.
As it turns out a number of folks involved in NASCAR have wishes just like everyone else. Luckily, RacingWithRich.com has an inside connection to one of Santa’s elves. That connection has allowed this website to gain access to the wish lists of several well known members of the racing community.
Here are a few of the things found within some letters to Santa:
Rick Hendrick- I would like three clones of Chad Knaus.
Michael Waltrip- I wish for the same skill behind the wheel as in front of the camera and microphone.
Kyle Busch- I only wish that my brother, Junior’s fans, my competitors, and NASCAR officials have a very Merry Christmas…and that everyone believes this is sincere.
Kurt Busch- I wish to be thought of as the best Busch again.
Auto Makers- We don’t need anything. Congress has become our Santa.
Mark Martin- I only wish that my wish hasn’t come true too late.
Kasey Kahne- I wish I could finally get away from those crazy women.
Martin Truex- I wish for a map that leads out of DEI.
Tony Stewart- I only hope that I have not ended my career.
Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.- We wish that Rick Hendrick’s wish would be granted.
Well, there you have it. Those are a few of the wishes made by some of NASCAR’s biggest players.
Here’s hoping your Christmas wishes come true. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Richard Allen is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association. His weekly column appear in The Mountain Press every Wednesday.
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