One of my favourite blogs, Oakman on Racing, just published new material:
Racers don’t like to be wrong — we like to win. It’s like a sickness that has no cure and it’s best managed by regular injections of checkered flags and shinny trophies. But we sometimes take our competitiveness a bit too far. We get a penalty that we don’t like and it doesn’t matter if we are guilty or not, chances are most of us haven’t even read the rules, but we still throw out an excuse, argument, or nonsensical rambling reason to the officials that we believe should forgives us of our transgression and we should be apologized to for the inconvienence of having to deal with such incompetent officials.
Find the full text here: https://oakmanonracing.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/official-excuses/