- "We won!
Our team is fuckin' goin' for the championship!"
(That'll be $5000, Chad.)
better let me down, I'm going to go throw up."
are pretty well set, but crew chiefs, they change
their business cards like they change their pants."
- "We just
fucked ya there a bit, buddy." (So much for that Vegas race.)
- "Oh There's
definitely bad days...Have you not seen us on Fridays?"
8 came in and put on tires, the 20 came in and put on tires, the 24...once
they got back there, they couldn't pass; you were just like [insert Star
Wars X-Wing fighter sounds here]."
I gotta go try and buy a house tomorrow." (Now that's motivation for
- "MY driver."
- Chad: "Jimmie,
on a scale of 1 to 10, tell me how tight it is." Jimmie: "The
center as I back on the gas getting going is good. The further around I
get I just start to lose front grip...um...when I build my momentum up.
Probably...we're on a scale of ten right?" Chad: *laughs* "Yes."
(It's all about clear CC/driver communication)
said thanks for his lap back but could we not do that again, please?"
(The zen master way of telling your driver to knock it off)
- Jimmie: "Chad,
I'm loose in the corner and tight off." Chad: "Which do you want
me to fix?" Jimmie:
"Both of them." Chad: *snorts* "Uh, that's gonna be a little
hard to do."
- Jimmie: "Mother
fucking Bodine!" Chad: "Chris? Did we just get spun?" Chris:
"Ah, not exactly. we got run up into the fence." Chad: "Okay,
Jimmie bring it across the line." Chad [insert a voice speaking to
a non behaving 5 year old]: "Jimmie? Jimmie? Jimmie? Jimmie buddy?
10-4 Jimmie? Jimmie, don't do anything fucking stupid, we're going to be
here a lot longer then they are..it's not worth it."
- [After hearing
Jimmie massacre the Jaws theme while approaching bossman Jeff Gordon on
the track] Chad: "It's more like dun dun, dun dun...INSIDE." Jimmie:
"Take two...dun dun, dun dun..." Chad: "You focus on driving!"
- [After having
Chris teasingly remind him to put on a hat during a sunny afternoon in Loudon]
"You're lucky I was fined for swearing last year."
everybody, let's get up here and give a big thumbs up to Jimmie. Ryan, if
ya want, you can just hold up a toe." [razzin' Dubois about his recent
[and that is why we love Chad!]
- Jimmie: "Someone
needs to grab that little bastard by the ears and smash his head in."
[can only be referring to Rubberhead here] Chad: "Now Jimmie, just
because you are a good looking stud does not mean you can go around pickin'
on other people's looks! That is not nice!"
- Jimmie (hissing
in pain): "God, I'm about to die! I've have a cramp in my thigh for
the last thirty laps and it's about to kill me!" Chad (kinda frantic):
"Uh okay. McCRAY! GET DOCTOR (muffled) AND SEE IF HE CAN RUB IT OUT!"
Jimmie (laughing): "No, Chad. I can do it myself."
- Chad: "Are
you flippin' nuts or what?" Jimmie: "Yeah, most of the time."
- [Restart with
Robby Gordon behind the 48] "Watch Stupid behind you. He's been jumping
to the inside on these restarts."
- "I think
I just got shot!" [in response to a loud noise during an interview
- Jimmie: "Smells
like cotton candy in here for some reason." Chad: "Oh, I put some
in there so you had something to snack on half way through."
- Chad [after
the first pit]: "Bud, your tires look fine." Jimmie: "I don't
listen to you, you lie to me (sometimes)." Chad: "I don't lie
to you." [beat] "Unless I have to." Jimmie: "Yeah, if
we were closer I would say you had horns!"
ya damn crash offa Turn 2 if you don't do that!" [in response to a
question about why teams scuff tires]
ya goin', man?" [A concerned crew chief watching his driver speed by
his pit box]
- [convo while
NASCAR figures out who goes where when a number of cars are trapped a lap
down] Chad: "Jimmie, you should hear NASCAR. They sound like that old
comedy team uh... you know, they did Who's on First... (pause like he is
thinking)...yeah Abbott & Costello." Jimmie: "I don't know
who that is." Chad: (laughs) "Ohhhhh, before your time."
74 car is sponsered by Speed Racer.... Cool!"
- Chad: "You're
killing me here." Jimmie: "It's in my job description, didn't
you know that?"
are you going to stop messing up speedway cars?" [after yet another
wrecked car at Daytona]
don't want to see the hand signals Robbie (Loomis) and I use on one another."
A laughing Chad while discussing the new 'hand signals' for pit road.
- Jimmie: "I
think the battery in my radio is wearing out.." Chad: "That's
because you talk too much."
Now my tire carrier has a concussion." [after Jimmie sprayed McCray
in the face with his drink system, causing McCray to smack his head on the
window net bracket before Darlington]
- "We just
got the royal fucking of our lives." [Chad's proclamation after NASCAR
hung out the 48 team with a pit road snafu in Pocono]
ended up okay, and it was nice." [Chad's enthusiasm over winning Pocono
despite odds stacked against them]
fucking bullshit." [Chad's colourful comments on a pit road speeding
- Jimmie: "Chad,
I'm really impressed with your vocabulary tonight." Chad: "Yeah,
I got a lot of sleep last night."
- "Do you
want me to stop reading you your laps times because you slow down when I
tell you how good you're doing."
that damn trophy will ya?!?!" [Several laps later, Jimmie did.]
- "If you
always do what the Joneses do, you're only going to be what the Joneses
are. We want to be what the Johnsons are." [Wow. That's deep.]
drivers will have to step up, that's for sure. But they pay me to figure
out how to make that thing go fast." [It's good to be clear on your
- "We try
very hard to stay on top of the curve -- or just below the curve.You never
want to get to the top of the hill because from there, there's only one
way to go -- down." [hills? curve? Do you think Chad was a geometry
teacher in a past life?]