The Last Winston Cup Banquet
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Saturday February 26 2011, 5:06 PM

The Last Winston Cup Banquet


Author's note: The following is a recap of the 2003 Winston Cup Awards Banquet, held in the grand ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. It was written, all in fun, by my alter ego, The Lady in Black.

The Final Winston Cup Banquet

Good day race fans. This is your raving reporter, the Lady in Black, coming to you from the mountains of north Georgia where on Friday evening I, like most of you, watched the Winston Cup Awards Banquet for the last time. Usually, as you know, I report from the scene but this time there must have been a mix-up about my press credentials. All I know is that they told me that they wouldn’t get me any closer to that Grand Ballroom than the New Jersey Turnpike. It must have been some sort of computer error, right Brian?

Well, like you, I watched it, and as always, I took copious notes. Now I am faced with the daunting task of trying to create something humorous from a three and a half hour infomercial interrupted frequently by commercials and a bunch of blue-collar guys decked out in monkey suits, trying to look comfortable. (Only a few of them succeeded)

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