Should NASCAR Retire Earnhardt's #3???

Created by Jonathan Cheechoo 14 on Jul 20, 2008

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Dale Sr Replica

Anchorage, AK

#26 Jul 22, 2008
Nascar Fan wrote:
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AMEN you are right. he got booed & people hated him until he died then he became the greatest & that is the only reason people like his son.
I was sad that he died but he was NOT the greatest. Richard Petty was!11111111
You have no clue about racing Petty got his wins with no talent in racing he was the only real talent until Earnhardt came in 1979 no more petty wins hardly from 1980 0n he went 8 years without a win. Petty is an illusion legend. Period Check yer stats kiddo.
Les2

Rootstown, OH

#27 Jul 22, 2008
Dale Sr Replica wrote:
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You have no clue about racing Petty got his wins with no talent in racing he was the only real talent until Earnhardt came in 1979 no more petty wins hardly from 1980 0n he went 8 years without a win. Petty is an illusion legend. Period Check yer stats kiddo.
I think you better check yours. There was some pretty good drivers back then also.

They both were in a different era.

“Clance' McClannahan ”

Since: Jan 07

Boise ID

#28 Jul 22, 2008
menards wrote:
I believe dale said he wanted a winner in his car (#3) regardless of who it was, he didnt want to see his car riding around in 30th.
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You are right. I don't care for Kyle Busch's personality, but he can drive. What's happening with him this season isn't just luck. He is a heck of a driver. Dale would've grabbed him in a second.
Dale Sr Replica

Anchorage, AK

#29 Jul 22, 2008
Les2 wrote:
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I think you better check yours. There was some pretty good drivers back then also.
They both were in a different era.
I agree there were "some" very, very few plus the fact that you could get an edge on competition back then but cant now. My point is Petty had a lot of money backing him and if he were racing today or even in the last ten years he would have never gotten half the Cups he did he couldnt keep up with the competition and he has proved that with his other cars bobby labonte was a winner till he raced for petty. Earnhardt could have had more championships in this era he finished 2nd in the points prior to his death and you add in the chase he would have not only dominated but minuplated the chase saving all his time and effort for the last ten and pulled a barn burner but thats all speculation aye. Go Kyle_Go Jr now those are sum racers. lmao

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#30 Jul 22, 2008
Richard Childress has paid the money and retained the rights to the number 3 in cup racing since the days he run it himself. The number 3 never belonged to Dale Earnhardt. Richard has every right to do with it what he wants. If he wants his grandson to use it, that his business. Had Dale Sr. been running in the sixties and early seventies he would have played a runner up role to Richard. Dale's tactics would have gotten his ass whipped about every other Sunday back in the sixties. Curtis Turner, Fireball, Tiny Lund and a lot more of the drivers from that era would have eaten Dale Sr.'s lunch. Hell, Richard has won a many races in a row as Dale Sr. won in a year. Richard has won a third as many races in one year as Dale Sr. won in his whole career. Dale Sr. was a good driver but RCR had the edge on the other teams just as much doing his best years as the Pettys ever did during Richard's best years. Truth be known, just for sheer driving talent, Dale Sr. would really be lucky to be in the top 10 all time Cup drivers.

“BOO!!! Ya'll!”

Since: Apr 07

Las Cruces, NM

#32 Aug 14, 2008
JrsQueen wrote:
If RCR had control of it, then why did he let DEI borrow it in the 2000 Busch Series
You answered your own question! Duh! It was the Busch series!

“Sit on it! ”

Since: Jun 08

Kyle Universe

#33 Aug 14, 2008
mrbreeze wrote:
<quoted text>You answered your own question! Duh! It was the Busch series!
Maybe you need to quit being so rude and hostile.

“BOO!!! Ya'll!”

Since: Apr 07

Las Cruces, NM

#34 Aug 14, 2008
JrsQueen wrote:
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Maybe you need to quit being so rude and hostile.
OR...Maybe you should be sure of the facts before posting!
Amy Wood

Ashburn, VA

#35 Aug 14, 2008
STFU

“Sit on it! ”

Since: Jun 08

Kyle Universe

#36 Aug 14, 2008
mrbreeze wrote:
<quoted text>OR...Maybe you should be sure of the facts before posting!
I am sure thank you very much!!!!!!!! NOW BACK OFF

“BOO!!! Ya'll!”

Since: Apr 07

Las Cruces, NM

#37 Aug 14, 2008
JrsQueen wrote:
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I am sure thank you very much!!!!!!!! NOW BACK OFF
LOL!!! Or What??? Isn't it past your beddy-bye time???

“BOO!!! Ya'll!”

Since: Apr 07

Las Cruces, NM

#38 Aug 14, 2008
JrsQueen wrote:
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I am sure thank you very much!!!!!!!! NOW BACK OFF
I almost forgot!!! Who's being rude and hostile??? Better read your own postings throughout the threads!!! You are extremely rude and obnoxious, especially when someone proves you wrong!!!
bill

AOL

#39 Aug 14, 2008
freebird wrote:
<quoted text>RCR has control of the three right now, and as a matter of fact Richard Childress has a copyright on the design of the three that Earnhardt used. So even if the three was used again, it would have to be of a different design. As long as Richard Childress is involved in NASCAR there will be no three in Sprint Cup!
who really gives a shyt, you idiots act like he was the only driver ever. stop living in the past. grow up, move on. no wonder black people laugh at us.

“Sit on it! ”

Since: Jun 08

Kyle Universe

#40 Aug 15, 2008
mrbreeze wrote:
<quoted text>I almost forgot!!! Who's being rude and hostile??? Better read your own postings throughout the threads!!! You are extremely rude and obnoxious, especially when someone proves you wrong!!!
Nope Sorry, Now Mellow out man.

Since: May 08

Bethesda, MD

#41 Aug 15, 2008
Put Granny in the car!
BUSCH VICKERS FAN

London, Canada

#42 Aug 17, 2008
Who cares about the #3.

“NascarNation Ryan39”

Since: Apr 07

NascarNation

#43 Aug 17, 2008
bill wrote:
<quoted text>who really gives a shyt, you idiots act like he was the only driver ever. stop living in the past. grow up, move on. no wonder black people laugh at us.
I think you need to get a life We are not living in the past We just give him respect he is a legend just like Petty Bye Bye

“NascarNation Ryan39”

Since: Apr 07

NascarNation

#44 Aug 17, 2008
Nascar Fan wrote:
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AMEN you are right. he got booed & people hated him until he died then he became the greatest & that is the only reason people like his son.
I was sad that he died but he was NOT the greatest. Richard Petty was!11111111
They both were.Not everyone hated him He made Nascar in the 80's and 90's.He was a legend
5 of peep

Maitland, FL

#45 Aug 17, 2008
If you retire #3, then they must retire #28. (Kenny Irwin)

“TO Is Now a Buffalo Bill?!?!?!”

Since: Apr 08

Is That Good?

#46 Aug 17, 2008
Hell, while were at it, lets retire Petty's #43 car.

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