Thursday, December 06, 2007

Replacing 'Buschwhacker'


“Buschwhacker” was the popular label slapped on any Cup driver taking a Saturday drive a step down in the Busch Series. But the Busch Series is no more after this weekend’s awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla.

Nationwide takes over as title sponsor in 2008, stripping NASCAR’s second-tier series of the catchy word used to describe drivers with superior savvy and equipment who pillage a division once designed for development.

Enter “Cuppetbagger” — derived from the term carpetbagger, or an outsider who cares only about personal gain with no plans to stick around. Are Cuppetbaggers any different? And it’s not a bad fit, either, considering “Nationwidewhacker” has zero ring to it.

Nationwide might be on the side of teams devoted solely to its series, but Cuppetbaggers aren’t. Maybe the “Not On Your Side Guys” should be considered.

Of course, your suggestions are always welcome.

5 Comments:

Blogger Jessie said...

I don't know why, but the "Not On Your Side Guys" cracks me up. I vote for that.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attention Brian Vickers fans – Red Bull is introducing a collector’s edition line of 16.9 oz. Signature Series cans featuring select Red Bull athletes and their autograph on the oversize can and your favorite NASCAR champion is one of the featured champion athletes. Brian Vickers holds the distinction of being NASCAR’s youngest-ever professional champion by virtue of his 2003 Busch Series championship at just 20 years of age.

Newly turned 24, Vickers is the “veteran” at Red Bull Racing’s 2-team NASCAR stable and joins a prestigious list of the “best of the best” from a variety of sports in the Champion series, including motocross freestylist Travis Pastrana, snowboarder Shaun White, MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden and many more.

Look for the Red Bull Brian Vickers Signature Series can at leading retailers today and grab a few to drink – and add to your collection.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we buy these RED BULL cans, does that mean that TRB will put more $ towards brakes and alternators in 2008?

4:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seen the 16.9 oz cans, but nowhere did it say Brian was on one of them. If I'd known that, i'd have looked through them all. The only athlete I seen with their signature that I care for (besides BV of course) is Travis Pastrana.

5:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still trying to find a can, is there a special store or place that will carry this can?

4:21 AM  

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