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Letterman's Top 12 perks of being a NASCAR driver

9/10/2008 - NASCAR
Meet the 2008 Chasers: front row, from left, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer and Kyle Busch; back, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton. AP Photo/Scott k. Brown

The 12 Chase for the Sprint Cup contenders took center stage on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Tuesday night in New York City. Their task: to read off the "Top 12 Perks of Being a NASCAR Driver" on the CBS telecast. In order, here's what the Chasers had to say:

    • No. 12 -- Matt Kenseth: "Crazy gas prices? I don't care; I'm not payin'."

    • No. 11 -- Kevin Harvick: "Bring your helmet to Taco Bell and they'll fill it up with guacamole, free."

    • No. 10 -- Jeff Gordon: "Don't have to shave your body like Olympic swimmers … although, why not?"

    • No. 9 -- Greg Biffle: "Hasselhoff promised me one of those talking cars."

    • No. 8 -- Tony Stewart: "I use old checkered flags to make fabulous throw pillows."

    • No. 7 -- Jeff Burton: "There's nothing like going through a car wash at 190 miles per hour."

    • No. 6 -- Denny Hamlin: "GPS underpants."

    • No. 5 -- Clint Bowyer: "Sorry, I forgot my joke -- I was thinking about Jessica Alba -- man, she's hot."

    • No. 4 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "Run out of olive oil? A little Quaker State will spruce up any salad."

    • No. 3 -- Jimmie Johnson: "Traveling to exotic locations like Martinsville, Virginia, and Dover, Delaware."

    • No. 2 -- Carl Edwards: "At high school reunions, it's fun to ask, 'So what do you do for a living?' "

    • And the No. 1 perk of being a NASCAR driver -- Kyle Busch: "After a race, your ass vibrates for days."