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Mark Spoor owes Delana Harvick An Apology
Wednesday, June 07, 2006 - reddit
NASCAR.com's Monday column, We Wonder, is written by Mark Spoor, and he wrote one of the most bone headed things I have read in quite a while.
"Unlike a lot of folks, I don't get all bent out of shape when I see Mrs. Harvick wearing a firesuit on pit road. She does help the team on raceday by logging lap times, keeping track of who pits and what they do and other race-day tasks. Therefore, if wearing a firesuit is her way of showing support for her husband and his team, so be it. I actually think that's commendable and kind of cool."
Excuse me? Wearing a protective fire resistant suit is showing support for the team? Mark, there are only two possible reasons you would say something like this: A. You actually have a problem with Delana being on pit road, which seems likely given that you tried to make up every excuse you could think of for it being "okay" with you. B. You're stupid.
Delana Harvick wears a firesuit in the pits for the exact same reason that everyone else does, so she won't burn to death if a fire breaks out, which is like, not totally out of the question given that there are half a dozen gas cans sitting nearby. Fires break out routinely on pit road when gas splashes out of the car during the pit stop, and the sparks happily fly when old lug nuts get caught under the spinning tires when the car leaves its stall. I shouldn't have to explain this to you, of all people. Anyone that doesn't wear a firesuit on pit road is stupid. Disagree? How about you ask Dale Earnhardt Jr. whether or not he thinks it's kosher for everyone in or near the pits to wear firesuits.
As for the hat, that was just inane, but I'll strike a deal with you anyway. When NASCAR stops with the religious ceremonies they hold before every race, which I find personally and ethically offensive, I'll take my hat off during the national anthem.
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