NASCAR: Top 22 Quotes in Stock Car History

Ryan Papaserge@@RyanPapasergeCorrespondent IAugust 3, 2011

NASCAR: Top 22 Quotes in Stock Car History

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    Ever since the advent of live flag-to-flag coverage of NASCAR racing at the 1979 Daytona 500—and well before that—there has been a wealth of quotes uttered by drivers, crew members and broadcasters that have entered the lexicon of the sport.

    From "Boogity, boogity, boogity" to "Rubbin's racin,'" these quotes are ubiquitous on-air, in articles and on Facebook and Twitter.

    Without further ado, there are the top 25 quotes in stock car history.

Mike Skinner

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    "Yeah, god d----t, we beat that little son of a b---h!"

    -Skinner after holding off Jeff Gordon to win the 1998 Sprint Cup exhibition race at Twin Ring Motegi.

Richard Petty

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    "I was trying to stay out of everybody's way, and I be danged if I didn't get in a wreck anyway. I went out in a blaze, but I forgot about the glory part."

    -"The King" after a fiery crash at the 1992 Hooters 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the final race of his illustrious career.


Darrell Waltrip

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    "Boogity, boogity, boogity! Let's go racin', boys!"

    -The Fox/SPEED broadcaster and future NASCAR Hall of Famer's trademark phrase, screamed by Waltrip as the green flag waves in every race he broadcasts.

Juan Pablo Montoya

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    "Thank you, NASCAR, for screwing my day."

    -Montoya on his radio after being penalized with a pit-road penalty late in the 2009 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard after dominating almost every green-flag lap in the event.

Brad Keselowski

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    "Kyle Busch is an a--."

    -Keselowski during Sprint Cup driver introductions last August at Bristol Motor Speedway. One night prior, Busch and Keselowski were involved in a late-race battle that featured what "Special K" believed to be overly aggressive driving on "Rowdy"'s part.

Sterling Marlin

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    "I got run over by a bug-eyed dummy, I guess."

    -Marlin after he appeared to be ran over by Greg Biffle early in the 2004 Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.

Juan Pablo Montoya

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    "I think you always take things the wrong way. I'm very impressed with you. He actually came to apologize. Thank you."

    -Montoya telling off ESPN's Vince Welch after the pit reporter inquired about contact with Kasey Kahne during the July 2009 race at Pocono Raceway.

Jimmy Spencer

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    "Jimmy Spencer never forgets."

    -Said by the veteran many times throughout his career.

Kyle Petty

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    "What the f--k was that?"

    -A routine line from Petty that would have gone unnoticed during TNT's coverage of the June 2007 race in Infineon Raceway--if it wasn't for the fact that the clip was played unedited and Petty was a TNT employee.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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    "I think they're just going to put a cone over that patch down there. You've just got to avoid it the rest of the day."

    -Junior on his radio during one of two lengthy delays for pavement issues during the 2010 Daytona 500. 

Joey Logano

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    "I don't know what his deal is with me. It's probably not his fault. His wife wears the firesuit in the family and tells him what to do, so it's not his fault."

    -Logano regarding Kevin Harvick after the June 2010 race at Pocono Raceway, after "Happy" spun out Logano late in the race.

Kevin Harvick

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    "They have a golden horseshoe stuck up their a--."

    -Harvick regarding Jimmie Johnson, after the No. 48 won the February 2010 race at Auto Club Speedway.

Ward Burton

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    "Son of a b---h, we won it man!"

    -Ward Burton after crossing the finish line to win the 2002 Daytona 500.

Clint Bowyer

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    "A monkey could win in that car. It's not even testing their talents right now."

    -Clint Bowyer on the dominance of Joe Gibbs Racing in the Nationwide Series.

    (Around 1:30 into this video.)

Dale Earnhardt

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    "I didn't mean to turn him around. I meant to rattle his cage, though."

    -"The Intimidator" after spinning out Terry Labonte to win the August 1999 race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Jon Wood

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    "The thing I'm frustrated most about is the wreck, and I'm getting blamed for it. That's an inside joke ... I guess I'm blaming myself for that one, whatever that means."

    -Jon Wood after a crash in the April 2007 Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Tony Stewart

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    "We're going to kill somebody. Someone else is going to die at here or Talladega."

    -"Smoke"'s quote here should be taken in context. Stated after the 2006 Budweiser Shootout, Stewart appeared to punt Matt Kenseth in the Daytona 500 the very next week.

Kyle Petty

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    "I think they ought to fill this place up with water to the outside retaining wall, dump bass in it and have pro bass tournaments in it and sell seats in them grandstands right there...As bad as this place is, you could stock a million fish in there, and nobody would catch one."

    -Petty on Darlington Raceway.

Mike Skinner

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    "Yeah, god d----t, we beat that little son of a b---h!"

    -Skinner after holding off Jeff Gordon to win the 1998 Sprint Cup exhibition race at Twin Ring Motegi.

J.J. Yeley

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    "It didn't blow up. I just flipped the switch that made all the smoke come out for the caution."

    -Yeley after blowing an engine in last May's race at Darlington Raceway.

Kurt Busch

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    "I'm not very good at being bad."

    -Kurt Busch after attempting to wreck Jimmy Spencer in the August 2003 race at Michigan International Speedway. 

Bobby Allison

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    "My version of that is that I got out of the car and then we went to beating on my fists with his nose."

    -Allison regarding his view of the infamous fight with Cale Yarborough on the final lap of the 1979 Daytona 500.


    I hope a few of the NASCAR history buffs out there figured out why I ended this list with Bobby Allison as the 22nd quote.

    Thoughts? Comment below.