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Race car driver Sam Ard died at the spry age of 78.

Ard was a stock car driver in NASCAR’s XFINITY series in the eighties.  But then it was the Busch series.  But I guess advertising has changed, so the Busch series from the 80s has a new name retroactively.

I wonder if they had to change it on all the trophies too?  Did they send some guy out to re-do them at the driver’s home or did they have to bring the trophies in for service?

Did they use the same trophy vendor or are there licensed NASCAR trophy vendors throughout the nation that they could rely on.

Who pays to change it?  I would think that it would be part of the deal that XFINITY would have to pay for the changes.

There is so much about sports that I don’t know.

Ard

“Sam, what number you want on yer car?”  “I don’t know… count my teeth, we’ll go with that.”

Ard won a record 10 races in a season, which was ‘ard to do.   That record was later tied by… some guy with a southern drawl who donated $100,000 to Sam Ard’s health bills.

See, despite being a record-breaking race car driver and later a race car owner, Ard still lived in ‘Merica with it’s shitty, shitty healthcare system.

Over the years, NASCAR drivers would donate money to him to help him pay his medical bills.

I’m sure he didn’t find this embarrassing at all.

Ard suffered from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, so he kept asking why he was shaking so much.

This hit goes to: Bean!  Which pisses me off because now he has more points than me.

Bastard.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Josh: 120 – (Florence Henderson – 20, Grant Tinker – 10, Gordie Tapp – 10, Terry Edwards – 60, Chuck Barris – 20)

Jami: 100 – (Fidel Castro – 10, Bernard Frost – 20, Zsa Zsa Gabor – 10, George Michael – 50)

Wes: 90 – (Holly Dunn – 50, John Glenn – 10, Debbie Reynolds – 20, David Penrose Buckson – 10)

Tailgating w/ Jesus: 70 – (Ralph Branca – 10, Craig Sager – 40, Sam Ard – 30)

Lee Kwang Soo!: – 60 (Alice Drummond – 20, Dr. Henry Heimlich – 10, Hashemi Rafsanjani – 20, Lola Albright – 10)

Morrigan’s Mirror: 60 – (William Christopher – 20, Mary Tyler Moore – 20, Moulton “Pete” Marston – 20)

M: 30 – (Sir John Hurt – 30)

Team Sushi: 30 – (Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka – 30)

Gianna: 20 – (Leonard Cohen – 20)

The Mumblers: 10 – (Don Rickles – 10)

Mary: 10 – (Chuck Berry – 10)

Joanne: 10 – (Judge Joseph Wapner – 10)