There is only one number 14—Robert J. Cousy.
JOAN G. FRECHETTE
Miami Shores, Fla.
Number 22 belongs to Bobby Layne.
Carmel, N. Y.
BLACK ON TRACK
That was a very interesting article on the psychological effects of the color black (Dark Forces, April 17). When it comes to intimidation—one of the effects noted—stock car racing ranks right up there with the NHL and NFL. There is no question among NASCAR competitors that the last car they want to see in their rearview mirror is Dale (Ironhead) Earnhardt's black Chevy (below, at Charlotte last year). The bad thing about black race cars is that they tend to disappear against the high, black asphalt banks of our track. In fact, we considered not allowing black cars to run in our $800,000 all-star race on May 21, but after reading your article we decided to let things be. We did ask Earnhardt to put a Day-Glo red stripe around his car so that people could at least see him, but he declined.
H.A. (HUMPY) WHEELER
President and General Manager, Charlotte Motor Speedway