Miles the Monster announces candidacy for 2012 presidential election
DOVER, Del. – Miles the Monster, professional monster and icon for Dover International Speedway, today announced his plans to run for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election. The move comes just days shy of the start of the busy political season as we prepare to usher in the New Year.
Running on the platform of making “Concrete Change in 2012,” Miles is prepared to take the political world by storm. He is ready and willing to trade paint with democrats, republicans and any other party that dare stand in his way, and earn the trust and respect of the American people on his road to the White House.
Miles is set on returning this great country to its glory days, when names like Petty, Allison and Earnhardt were our American heroes and children could dream of a future in which they could one day achieve anything, even becoming a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver.
“We’re proud to announce Miles’ candidacy for President of the United States in 2012,” said George Keller, track historian and campaign manger for Miles the Monster. “By applying the experience he’s gained at Dover International Speedway to our federal government, we’re confident that if elected he can reverse the unemployment trend, improve foreign relations, increase fiscal accountability and make the country a better place for generations to come.
MIKE HELTON: During the truck race last night, we had an incident between the 18 and the 33 trucks that resulted in NASCAR parking the 18 truck for the balance of the event.
That’s done under Section 9-12 of the Rule Book. That gives NASCAR the authority to react during a race weekend. Following the event and after a good deal of conversation and discussion, NASCAR has decided to maintain that parked position on the driver of the 18 truck for the balance of the weekend.
So basically what that means is Kyle Busch will not be participating today or tomorrow in the NASCAR event here in Texas.
THE MODERATOR: We have time for just a few questions.
Q. Mike, can you tell me what time the meeting was held this morning, where it was held, who attended it?
MIKE HELTON: The meeting was held at our hauler 15 minutes ago, 20 minutes ago. J.D., Coach Gibbs, and Kyle Busch were in attendance along with several NASCAR officials.
Q. In the year of ‘boys have at it,’ what were the specific reasons behind your decision to park Kyle as opposed to just letting ‘boys have at it’?
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MIKE HELTON: The responsibility over the past two or three seasons we’ve given back to the drivers came I think with a very clear understanding that there could be a line that got crossed.
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