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Now I’ve got to say that I am a believer in fate, not necessarily magic but, this may sound crazy.

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Superstitions are bad luck...
 
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I am not superstitious But I am cautious. So do us both a favor and do not bring green into my pits and by the way money is not green,especially now days .




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I am not really superstitious but why take a chance? They say it is bad luck to walk under a ladder or break a mirror. I do not really believe that but why push my luck.

Now I do one thing, before my Dad passed away in 1993 he gave me his gold necklace. I will not drive my car with out it. It may stay in my jewelry box most of the time but on race day it is around my neck. On those races, Championships and close calls I Thank him for being there.

I do try to do the same routine every time but I do not think it is because of superstition but for consistency.

I know people who will not stage first, they will burn their own car to the ground. Does not matter to me, first last who gives a cr@p. Stage them and run it.


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i always try to use the same two headed coin during the coin flip process.

ep-if you let me know you will be calling heads I will break out my trusty two tailed coin for said flip process
 
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I couldn't be less superstitious. It's all silly to me. Black cats, ladders, mirrors. None of it bothers me.

Me doing everything the same in the car has more to do with muscle memory than superstition. If I'm comfortable doing the same thing then if it somehow changes I may notice it but the next step comes with no problem.

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"Now I’ve got to say that I am a believer in fate, not necessarily magic but, this may sound crazy. I believe it’s already written in the Big Book as to who is going to win the next race."

Sorry we were given free will so I have to disagree with that. Because I believe in a higher power allows me to not be superstitious. JMO

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I won't pick up an upside down penny unless I just dropped it, any other coin is okay but I won't touch a penny unless it's laying heads up.
 
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Of course it’s bad luck to walk under a ladder, if somebody is working on that ladder and drops something where is it gonna go?
 
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Superstitions are for people that need an excuse for losing without blaming themselves.



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Being superstitious, eh whatever I suppose. Being consistent with things at the race track, sure I'll go with that. But I don't think I really worry about consistency until I'm strapped in the car, rolling into the waterbox. Anything can happen from the end of the last pass till the end of the next. I just try to keep my on track routine the same, and keep it so simple so in case theres a cleanup in front of me or whatever, it isn't hard to get back into the rhythm. I like to keep burnouts the same, all the way through staging. That's just me though, to each their own.


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They're not superstitions, but I have a couple of little things that are weird, maybe.

IF, during any time in the process of fastening my belts there is something out of order, I have to exit the vehicle completely and start over....I dunno.
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When you believe in things you don’t understand, then you suffer! Superstition ain’t the way!!
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