Letterman's Top 12 perks of being a NASCAR driver

Letterman's Top 12 perks of being a NASCAR driver

Updated: September 10, 2008, 3:55 PM ET
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Chase QualifiersAP Photo/Scott k. BrownMeet 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.

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."