NASCAR Newsmaker -- Jacques Villeneuve

Oct 6, 2007 Full story: The Examiner 13

Villeneuve, a former CART Indy-car and Formula One champion, will try to qualify for this Sunday's UAW-Ford 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway. via The Examiner

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Corey Williams

Schaumburg, IL

#1 Oct 8, 2007
Jacques is a F1 and Indy 500 winner. No one and I mean no one has the right to challenge him. He is starting another chapter in his life. The good old boys may not like the french canadian but we in Canada who follow motorsports are extremely proud of him. Learn to live with him as he learns to drive with the others.

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Since: Dec 06

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#2 Oct 8, 2007
Corey Williams wrote:
Jacques is a F1 and Indy 500 winner. No one and I mean no one has the right to challenge him. He is starting another chapter in his life. The good old boys may not like the french canadian but we in Canada who follow motorsports are extremely proud of him. Learn to live with him as he learns to drive with the others.
My Mom is Canadian(White Rock)and i am glad that JV is in Nascar! I am glad also to have you post!;-)

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#3 Oct 8, 2007
Corey Williams wrote:
Jacques is a F1 and Indy 500 winner. No one and I mean no one has the right to challenge him. He is starting another chapter in his life. The good old boys may not like the french canadian but we in Canada who follow motorsports are extremely proud of him. Learn to live with him as he learns to drive with the others.
I'm extremely proud of him too ! I went to do some research because someone mentioned his dad on another post today. So sad he lost his life so young I believe he'd be very proud of Jacques right now, I wish him all the luck. He's one of my new Nascar favorites :) I really started watching Nascar more when JPM went it's so exciting and now I have JV to watch too, I just love it.

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#4 Oct 8, 2007
Lets go racing wrote:
<quoted text>I'm extremely proud of him too ! I went to do some research because someone mentioned his dad on another post today. So sad he lost his life so young I believe he'd be very proud of Jacques right now, I wish him all the luck. He's one of my new Nascar favorites :) I really started watching Nascar more when JPM went it's so exciting and now I have JV to watch too, I just love it.
Ditto my dear friend!;-)

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Since: Jul 07

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#5 Oct 10, 2007
Corey Williams wrote:
Jacques is a F1 and Indy 500 winner. No one and I mean no one has the right to challenge him. He is starting another chapter in his life. The good old boys may not like the french canadian but we in Canada who follow motorsports are extremely proud of him. Learn to live with him as he learns to drive with the others.
Get real, nobody has the right to challenge him!!! what a joke. His big mouth and jealousy is the reason many folks out there dislike him so much. I could not care either way, he was a one hit wonder in f1, much like Lewis Hamilton is this year, he was in the best car at the time, it was inevitable he would win. Bottom line he is an idiot, he used his mouth to screw up his F1 career and then tried to use it to make money singing, either way he was a failure at both. But who cares he's a french canadian, nothing more to be said!!! "nobody has the right to challenge him", what a dumbass statement.

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#6 Oct 10, 2007
redneck Bob from Atlanta wrote:
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Get real, nobody has the right to challenge him!!! what a joke. His big mouth and jealousy is the reason many folks out there dislike him so much. I could not care either way, he was a one hit wonder in f1, much like Lewis Hamilton is this year, he was in the best car at the time, it was inevitable he would win. Bottom line he is an idiot, he used his mouth to screw up his F1 career and then tried to use it to make money singing, either way he was a failure at both. But who cares he's a french canadian, nothing more to be said!!! "nobody has the right to challenge him", what a dumbass statement.
Try not to confuse the 1995 Jacques with the older man. That may be true about his mouth but I don't think it's fair to judge him, people grow up. If you have a negative picture of him from his past then you just have to move on. I like Montoya and he tried to choke him, but at the track last weekend they got along just fine. It's called growing up.

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#7 Oct 10, 2007
Oh and he has enough money he doesn't have to sing or drive a car, believe that. Do you know how much money they make in F-1?

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#8 Oct 11, 2007
It's not about money, and yes I reckon I probably know a lot more than you do about how much money the drivers make in F1. Question is how much do you know about F1? But its really about that crap or lack of crap between his ears. He has not grown up, he still is about mouthing off about F1, the drivers and his biased opinion. Other than 1997, when he was given the fastest, and best performing car on the track (just like lewis Hamilton this year), he has been a monumental failure in F1. In 9 years after his drivers championship he never won another race in F1, in fact he was only able to take a podium finish 3 times after his flash in the pan championship. He is nothing special believe me, definitely not worthy of the idea that nobody has the right to challenge him. In F1 circle he is a bit of a joke though, and I don't think he appreciates that either, which is why he mouths of the way he does. He definitely has not grown up.

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#9 Oct 11, 2007
redneck Bob from Atlanta wrote:
It's not about money, and yes I reckon I probably know a lot more than you do about how much money the drivers make in F1. Question is how much do you know about F1? But its really about that crap or lack of crap between his ears. He has not grown up, he still is about mouthing off about F1, the drivers and his biased opinion. Other than 1997, when he was given the fastest, and best performing car on the track (just like lewis Hamilton this year), he has been a monumental failure in F1. In 9 years after his drivers championship he never won another race in F1, in fact he was only able to take a podium finish 3 times after his flash in the pan championship. He is nothing special believe me, definitely not worthy of the idea that nobody has the right to challenge him. In F1 circle he is a bit of a joke though, and I don't think he appreciates that either, which is why he mouths of the way he does. He definitely has not grown up.
Well he has a clean slate now and he started out very well I do know that. He finished that race which is very impressive and going to the back brilliant. I think he's great and the only time I didn't follow him was in F-1. I couldn't bring myself to like it you're right I don't know much about it. But he was in Indycar and he was just a kid. I'm hoping you'll be wrong so far you are. His record will show when he's done. I'm not trying to argue with you I just see it a bit different.

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#10 Oct 11, 2007
Oh by the way you don't think he's rich? Just asking I really don't know but I'd think he is.

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Since: Oct 07

Albert Bridge, Nova Scotia

#11 Oct 11, 2007
I was a fan of Gilles Villeneuve, and after his death, was pleased to see Jacques follow in is footsteps. As far as his mouth getting him in trouble, if you listen to most spoiled, pampered, premadonna's in the entertainment and sport circles, that appears to be the norm. Personally I don't care what the biggest baseball, football, hockey, Nascar, etc, stars have to say, all I look for is their performance on the field, ice, ring, or track. They get where they are with their talent not their maturity level or their personal opinions. Hitting home runs, winning races, etc. doesn't qualify as a "hero" just someone very successful in their field.
Having said that, based on the performance of Villeneuve in his Nascar debut, I feel he performed admirably and did show maturity and wisdom by staying toward the rear of the pack and finishing the race. To be on the track in the first place one has to be a talented and professional driver. Let his performance in his new field guide our opinion of his ability. Personally I think he'll get bored with continually making "another left turn" after all those years of driving on tracks that have turns in both directions Nascar may get to be a bore after awhile.

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#12 Oct 13, 2007
We can talk after he's had a few races, and he settles back to his old ways. It won't take him long to start passing comments and insults at other drivers, not because they have done anything wrong, but simply because they are better than him. He has this brain block when it comes to that, and while I have not disputed the fact that he has money (mostly from the sales of his record to screaming teenage canadian girls I suspect...just kidding), the basis for my dislike of him has nothing to do with his money, simply the fact that he has no respect for others that are better than him, the fact that contrary to popular blind belief he was really a failure in F1 yet he speaks about F1 drivers like he was a 8 X World Champion....and of course the fact that he is a french canadian.

Since: Aug 07

Newark, OH

#13 Oct 13, 2007
redneck Bob from Atlanta wrote:
We can talk after he's had a few races, and he settles back to his old ways. It won't take him long to start passing comments and insults at other drivers, not because they have done anything wrong, but simply because they are better than him. He has this brain block when it comes to that, and while I have not disputed the fact that he has money (mostly from the sales of his record to screaming teenage canadian girls I suspect...just kidding), the basis for my dislike of him has nothing to do with his money, simply the fact that he has no respect for others that are better than him, the fact that contrary to popular blind belief he was really a failure in F1 yet he speaks about F1 drivers like he was a 8 X World Champion....and of course the fact that he is a french canadian.
Sound ok I'm thinking he'll keep his cool but I could be wrong, time will tell ;)

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