Monday, May 11, 2009

NASCAR racer wishes he could turn right just once

From the Wait 'til this Year Humor Vault

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.--Sean Hudson, a NASCAR competitor yet to win a race in 58 tries, said Sunday that he just wishes he could turn right, even if only one time. All three of the racing series sponsored by NASCAR--the Sprint Cup, the Nationwide Series, and the Camping World Truck Series--feature oval-shaped race tracks on which competitors race counterclockwise, meaning racers are constantly turning left, and never right.

"It just gets to you after a while," Hudson said. "It's not natural. I have a constant urge to go right, right, right. I spend most of each race thinking about doing a U-turn, or slowing down at each turn so I can make sure there isn't a right turn I may not have seen."

Hudson said he may take the drastic action of instructing his pit crew to alter his alignment so that turning the steering wheel right would make the car turn left.

"That way I would at least feel like I was turning right," he said. "Maybe just for one race. I think it would really put me at ease."

Hudson's team, Bill Davis Racing, declined to comment, but issued a press release stating that "It is becoming painfully clear that something is not right with that guy." Hudson said he couldn't agree more, and that that's his point.

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