February 28, 2009
Too bad the UNLV basketball team doesn't listen like the starting field of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Lon Kruger must have been thinking. As grand marshal of the Sam's Town 300, it was the UNLV basketball coach's responsibility to repeat the most famous words in auto racing on Saturday afternoon. For a rookie, he did pretty good. No double dribbles on national TV. "If I have to say any more, I might need cue cards," said Kruger, who was wearing a Sam's Town 300 cap that (almost) enabled him to blend in with the big crowd estimated at 80,000.