Firmly ensconced in front
of the tube with his nightly feed of nachos and salsa, Spud received
a call one night from a friend frantic for help. His friend owned a
NASCAR Winston Cup race team and needed a driver for the upcoming weekend
race at Talladega, Alabama; home to the world's fastest super speedway.
Knowing Spud's fascination for race cars
and his love of the sport, his friend offered him the chance to participate
on the revered track. Without hesitation, Spud boarded the next flight
in time to climb aboard the #75 Ford Taurus in an attempt to qualify
for the Winston 500. The thrill was short lived though, as officials
at NASCAR prohibit inanimate objects from driving.
Dejected, but still eager to see the race
at the immense 2.66 mile facility, he bought a grandstand ticket from
a scalper and took a seat with the other 150,000 or so fans. Although
the ticket cost him and arm and a leg, the tuber was fortunate enough
to bring along spare appendages.
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