They've become known as the "Oh, Sh_t Squad" to fans converging this week
at Bristol Motor Speedway.
They are six track staffers who are donning chrome colored drivers' suits, helmets, and
backpack paint sprayers; and will be responsible for keeping the BMS walls "pristine
and clean" during each of the four races.
The "Oh, Sh_t Squad" made its first appearance at Wednesday night's Truck series race.
They saw considerable action touching up collision "kiss" marks as tickled fans chanted,
"Oh, Sh_t", Oh, Sh_t", each time one of the painters lept the wall.
"We decided it would make the track look better to television viewers if we keep it clean and
pristine even during the races.", said Chad Hurley, maintenance foreman. "We recruited six of
our most agile guys and assigned them the job." Hurley said the squad would take direction from a spotter positioned in the press box. They would only be called out during cautions and other lulls in the
The squad's name comes from the phrase commonly heard uttered by drivers as they hit the wall at the
half-mile track located in Bristol, Tennessee.
Broadcasters covering Wednesday's race complained the spontaneous chanting could be heard by
the radio and television audience. Network executives are meeting today to decide how to bleep the
chanting that will most certainly be louder during the Friday and Saturday night races. Track officials
expect 160,000 spectators at each of those events.
"We can't have a hundred-sixty thousand drunken rednecks spouting obscenities during our coverage.",
said Tina Shire, executive producer. "Our tits would really be in the wringer if that crude crap goes out
over the air.", she fumed.
"We can't have a hundred-sixty thousand drunken rednecks spouting obscenities during our coverage.", said Tina Shire, executive producer. "Our tits would really be in the wringer if that crude crap goes out over the air.", she fumed.
So Ms. Shire whose company will make millions from televising the event is calling all the fans "drunken rednecks"? If it wasn't for the fans the stupid b*#@h wouldn't have a job.
Sorry, but inappropriate public behavior sometimes earns you an insulting epithet. If you don't care about other people's feelings, why should they care about yours?