He’s Tight In The Rear And Other Crazy Racing Phrases
While watching the race today and tweeting ( @DriverAppear ), I had a revelation. Nothing too deep, but something occurred to me after reading a tweet by Dale Jr’s PR gal, Laura Scott ( @Hendrick88Team ).
Racing phrases are a hoot!
Laura tweeted an update that sounded perfectly normal to me, a race fan, but I started thinking how would that sound to a non race fan. Despite it being strange to think these people even exist, I started listening and reading the racing terms the drivers, teams and announcers use so frequently from a different perspective. I listened from the perspective of a non race fan. I imagined how odd it would sound to this person to be listening to people using these phrases to describe various race conditions and scenarios.
I have to admit, I did giggle a lot.
Below is the list I created through-out the race. These are just the ones I picked up on. I’m sure there are more. So if you think of any while reading these, please post them in the comment section. I would also love your feedback! So comment away!
And I hope you giggle too!
…he's a little tight on the apron
Don't stop deep in the box
He's tight in the center
Do not take away my grip
Loose in one part, tight in another
Tight through the middle and on the gas
We have a smoker out there
Tight under throttle
He got squirrelly
No rear grip
Splash and go
He gets a little wiggly
Everyone is pushing and shoving
He was down on my door
The car is coming to me
Pushing up the hill
He’s knocking on his door
Slip sliding around
Tight in, free off
I need more front grip
Put the wedge back in
I don’t like rear grip
They are closing fast
Pit this time
It’s free in the middle
Let me know your thoughts on today's issue. Do you have a phrase that I missed?
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