Dale Earnhardt Jr. Granted 25 Points by Nascar
In a move sure to be blasted by some but applauded by many, Nascar President Brian France announced the awarding to 25 points to Dale Earnhardt Jr., effective immediately.
In a statement given by Nascar Public Relations head Jim Hunter, Hunter explained “the 25 points given to Earnhardt are in line with the Nascar Rulebook, Rule 6.7: Actions Beneficial to Nascar. We feel that no other driver has been more beneficial to Nascar and ISC than Junior himself.”
The extra points vault Earnhardt into the top ten in points, giving him a prime position for the Chase for the Cup. Hunter noted that the rule can be enforced an unlimited amount of times, and that Budweiser is considering sponsoring it as a contingency award.
“This is just one of the rules Mr. France made to appeal to the new generation of Nascar fans”, Hunter explained. “With statistics showing that over 75% of Nascar fans are Junior fans, it made sense to please 75% of our fans. Oh, and the TV partners too.”
Several insiders hypothesized that the rule may have originally granted direct admittance to sons of 7-time champions. However, despite fervent lobbying by Kyle Petty and Kerry Earnhardt, the rule did not pass.
Earnhardt was unavailable for comment, as he was booked through the day filming Winfuel commercials. Again.