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11/21/20, 8:46 AM   #61
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thereís a long story to that and danica patrick has the answer!
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11/21/20, 9:19 AM   #62
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You couldnít hold Steve Butlerís driving bag. He had more talent in his pinky than most. Just look up his results and the short amount of time he raced and see if your comment makes sense?!?

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. Butler was a squirrel that you couldnít race side by side with. One of the best victory lane interviews Iíve ever heard was Ron Shuman after the Hoosier Hundred when Butler almost took himself, Shuman and Jeff Swindell out on the last lap. Shuman said ď Iíve always heard Steve Butler was the dumbest SOB in racing now I know why ď.
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11/21/20, 10:23 AM   #63
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Thatís exactly what I was thinking about. Also wanted to add, a lot of it may be because of the pressure on these guys to win. Itís not a family sport anymore, itís a high buck business. These young men are competing for the race, but also for a possible opportunity to drive for a high dollar team, and a possible move up the racing ladder, ala Chase Briscoe, Tony Stewart, etc.
 
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11/21/20, 11:28 AM   #64
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You couldnít hold Steve Butlerís driving bag. He had more talent in his pinky than most. Just look up his results and the short amount of time he raced and see if your comment makes sense?!?

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I was there when he was racing we ran against him all the time. I didnít say he didnít have a lot of talent. He did have a lot of talent but a lot of times he would just slam into you and take you out rather than pass you clean. He always had the same excuse ď I didnít see you ď.
 
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11/21/20, 4:23 PM   #65
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If I remember right, nasty slide job on Bill Rose, with Rose going out of the ball park between 3 and 4 at Terra Haute. I really think that had Hewitt not put Butler on his 4 wheeler and got him away from that crowd, they would have beaten him badly. That was not the first bad slider Steve had tried.
Jim, I was at Terre Haute when that occurred. The number 25 car that Steve Butler was driving was vandalized by that crowd.
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11/21/20, 5:37 PM   #66
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I was there when he was racing we ran against him all the time. I didnít say he didnít have a lot of talent. He did have a lot of talent but a lot of times he would just slam into you and take you out rather than pass you clean. He always had the same excuse ď I didnít see you ď.
Well, he did wear some pretty thick glasses.
 
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11/21/20, 9:22 PM   #67
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Is anyone really surprised? Windom hasn't earned s**t! One of these days he'll do it to the wrong person....
 
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11/21/20, 11:12 PM   #68
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We all know the old saying What goes around comes back to bite ya in the a$$
 
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11/23/20, 2:03 PM   #69
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You are a driver it's the last lap and you may have only this one chance in your career to join the USAC Triple Crown list of course you are going to do whatever you have to do to get there. I would say most in the field would do the same thing in that situation.

People may not like it but one thing history will say is Chris Windom USAC Triple Crown winner.
I bet Tim wouldn't have done that.
 
11/23/20, 3:27 PM   #70
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The record will show that Windom won championships in all 3 National touring divisions during his career. If he's comfortable and secure winning it this way and the guy he had to dump to make it happen is okay with it then I reckon it is what it is. But, to many of us who will always remember how this came down it will never hold the same prestige and honor than if he'd have won it without the last lap desperation cheap shot. None of that may mean a damn thing to Windom but to some of us it does.
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