The Outside Groove 2006 Season Preview--Part 4
10 through 12--Dodge Boy, Dodge Boy, Hair Gel Boy.
10. 19 Jeremy Mayfield
The Case For: Finished here in 2004, and would’ve in 2005 if some cops in Phoenix had known who Kurt Busch was.
The Case Against: Plans to take his dogs along for races this year could cause weight and ballast issues for the car.
Changes: Chris Andrews takes over as the mysterious “Team Director”, a position that, as of now, includes car preparation, crew relations, sponsor commitments, black magic, and strategy.
Fun Fact: Clearly I remember, picking on the boy. Seemed a harmless little…
11. 9 Kasey Kahne
The Case For: Can finally focus on Cup duties, instead of on finding rides for Tyler “Dirt Pile” Walker.The Case Against: Has had one bad year, rendering him a complete failure in most “experts” eyes.
Changes: Besides the phantom “Team Director” position, none really. Oh, and his new paint scheme is quite ugly.
Fun Fact: In an attempt to be taken more seriously, Kasey has been “roughing up” his image over the off-season, including growing sideburns, speeding on the highway, and drinking 2% milk instead of skim (not whole—lets not go nuts here).
12. 26 Jamie McMurray
The Case For: Is the Lomas Brown of Nascar.The Case Against: Who’s Lomas Brown? The NFL player who set the record for most seasons played without making the playoffs.
Changes: New team, new sponsor, and a new number—the font, of which, was apparently chosen to be as hideous as possible.Fun Fact: Despite numerous commercial appearances, a bidding war between several owners, and status as one of Nascar’s “Young Guns”, McMurray has still only won one Cup race.