I went over and told Neil that I'd been calling the race the BAD 500 on second reference, and he nearly fell out of his seat.
"Can I use that?" he asked quickly. I told him, "Sure; just give me credit."
He never said if his editors (or anyone else) liked the name. He and I did, and my bosses at the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier didn't complain.
It was bad, in a good way.
P.S.: I just thought of this (more than a year later), but Dale Earnhardt would have appreciated the BAD 500.
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