"Dick Beaty, call BR-549," the man's voice said; nothing else.
I had watched the old "Hee Haw" TV show years earlier, and I remembered the Junior Samples skit. The phone number for Junior's fictional used-car lot was BR-
The late Dick Beaty, a nice man I talked to once or twice, was then the Winston Cup director. I don't know if Beaty replied to the message. The announcement did draw laughter in the media center.
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