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    Well as we know they like to take credit for all things IndyCar so today should not have surprised me. But it sure did tick me off. the one guy said that NASCAR racing at Bristol has been compared to "fighter jets in a gymnasium" Funny I always thought that Eddie Cheever said that about IndyCars at Richmond. Can those hacks steal anything else from us?
    Skypigeon "If you're not on the bus, don't whine about the direction it's going."

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    Originally posted by The Stickman
    Well as we know they like to take credit for all things IndyCar so today should not have surprised me. But it sure did tick me off. the one guy said that NASCAR racing at Bristol has been compared to "fighter jets in a gymnasium" Funny I always thought that Eddie Cheever said that about IndyCars at Richmond. Can those hacks steal anything else from us?
    Actually that phrase was around long before Cheever...can't really remember the origin, but Eddie simply borrowed it...it may have origins back to Naz...

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    • #3
      Well- you were watching it. You should be like me and not watch. Then you won't know when they try to steal stuff from Indycar.

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      • #4
        Yeah, that phrase has been used before by people other than Cheever. However, I do agree that it's not exactly suited for NASCAR at a short track. The Bristol race is entertaining, but its hardly the speed sensation of Indycars at Richmond, imo.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by The Stickman
          Well as we know they like to take credit for all things IndyCar so today should not have surprised me. But it sure did tick me off. the one guy said that NASCAR racing at Bristol has been compared to "fighter jets in a gymnasium" Funny I always thought that Eddie Cheever said that about IndyCars at Richmond. Can those hacks steal anything else from us?
          In NASCAR's case it's more like Fokker Dr.Is in a gymnasium, really.
          "Only a fool fights in a burning house."-Kang

          "If you listen to fools....The Maaahhhhb Ruuuules....."-Ronnie James Dio

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          • #6
            The statement has long been attributed to Mark Martin.
            "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."
            ~~Groucho Marx
            I have the hots for Khaleesi...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by The Stickman
              Can those hacks steal anything else from us?
              You mean besides the title of most popular racing series in Amereica?
              "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."
              ~~Groucho Marx
              I have the hots for Khaleesi...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by comfortably numb
                The statement has long been attributed to Mark Martin.
                Uh, how about Dick Trickle???

                After so many years in the sport, there are plenty of Dick Trickle track stories, and some of them are even publishable on-line. He has largely been credited with originating the archetypal description of short track racing, likening it to flying jet fighters in a gymnasium.
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                And from this article, here is a .wav file of him saying it:

                http://www.jcs-group.com/trickle/awdmedia/9803281b.wav

                On Edit: Actually, that sounds like Benny Parsons saying the quote and Jenkens is attributing it to Trickle. Another quote attributing it to Trickle:
                The USA Modified Series will see double duty this Fourth of July weekend. First on tap, Saturday, July 1st, will be the Ed Martin 50 at the famed quarter mile high banks of Anderson Speedway, Anderson IN. This high speed little race track has always been a thriller for fans and competitors alike. The legendary Dick Trickle was once quoted as saying Anderson is like racing “Jet fighters in a Gymnasium!”
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                Last edited by jcroche; 03-17-2008, 03:16 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by millrace
                  Well- you were watching it. You should be like me and not watch. Then you won't know when they try to steal stuff from Indycar.

                  Not like there was anything else to watch. And after a half hour I took a nap. I guess I stand corrected as to the author of the quote, and therefore make this thread completely useless. Now onto testing this week.
                  Skypigeon "If you're not on the bus, don't whine about the direction it's going."

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