Earnhardt: I'm about to the end of my...

Earnhardt: I'm about to the end of my rope

There are 84 comments on the nbcsports.msnbc.com story from Oct 16, 2009, titled Earnhardt: I'm about to the end of my rope. In it, nbcsports.msnbc.com reports that:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 22nd in the standings, has five top-10s and five DNFs this season, and hasn't finished higher than 17th in the last six races.

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“Shoot to kill”

Since: Aug 09

Gainesville, FL

#62 Oct 19, 2009
Has anyone ever seen Dale Jr with a woman in public? It has occurred to me that most drivers have their wife or girlfriend with them before the race. I do not recall seeing him ever with a woman. What's up with this?

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#63 Oct 19, 2009
Mr Stewie wrote:
Has anyone ever seen Dale Jr with a woman in public? It has occurred to me that most drivers have their wife or girlfriend with them before the race. I do not recall seeing him ever with a woman. What's up with this?
maybe because it makes a relationship pretty 'official' to have your fav squeeze share a moment in front of cameras and all that. I mean, it isn't technically a marriage by any means but for those ladies who aren't there, they realize they weren't 1st on his list.

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#64 Oct 19, 2009
3TOES wrote:
I'm just glad that jr is able to help Jimmie J. win another championship, a 4th in a row. Jimmie has really had a tough time figuring out the COT, and without the expert input from jr, he would be in 22nd place in the points and constantly knocked around the tracks by the other drivers like a red-headed step child....And, where would Chad Knaus be without jr's setup ability?? Chad owes everything he knows to jr.
Don't forget all the energy, hard work and sacrifices that help Gordon and Martin. I think Gordon even wanted to give Jr one of his trophies to show his appreciation.
One Race Wonder

Cleveland, TN

#65 Oct 19, 2009
Mr Stewie wrote:
Has anyone ever seen Dale Jr with a woman in public? It has occurred to me that most drivers have their wife or girlfriend with them before the race. I do not recall seeing him ever with a woman. What's up with this?
He is not allowed to be with her. NASCAR does not like her and told him if he brings her or is with her they will not let him race.
Barnie

Katy, TX

#66 Oct 19, 2009
Whoyakidding wrote:
Jr. hasn't totally forgotten how to drive a race car. Maybe hasn't got the new car down like he did the old one but that sure the devil isn't all the problem and his driving ability isn't all the problem either. Just as many times as he has screwed the pooch and finished poorly because of something he did, he has finished poorly because of someone else's mistakes or misfortunes. Right now, him and his teammates all have to be really struggling to motivate themselves just to go to the track. I'm not understanding why Rick isn't doing more to find out why this particular team can't get a car up to speed. If I were in Rick's place, the moment they brough it off the trailer and they couldn't get it to run with the other HMS cars, I would have the other HMS drivers shaking the sucker down too. I'd have Jr. schooling a day or two a week with my chassis and suspension people till he knew what every nut and screw on the car did for the car. I'd have the other crew chiefs and engineers reviewing the data on the 88 from each race and making suggestions. No driver can keep another driver from sliding up the track and knocking a valve stem off but there is too many resources available at a team the size of HMS not to be able more closely pinpoint this teams problems. If it's Jr.'s physical condition or his social life that has brought the team to this place in time, then Rick Hendrick is equally at fault for having called Jr. into his office and explained just how damn quick he expects him to hit the gym or slow down on whatever in his social life is a problem. Rent a racetrack somewhere and put the other HMS drivers with him and school him on the car. Bottom line, unless something drastic is done, this team is toast.
He's already in Sprint cup, that's NASCAR's professional league, now you're saying the little brat needs schooling because he ain't quite qualified for the job? We should assign those who are competitive and professional to teach Junior how to grow up? Rick should lead him around like a puppy on a leash to see to it that he pottys in the right corner of the yard? We already know what the problem is, it's JUNIOR! Nobody can fix Junior's problem but Junior himself, when do you make him responsible for his own actions and his own career? He's 35 years old, it's not up to Jimmie, Jeff and Mark to show him the ropes, if he hasn't got the concept of racing figured out it's time to give him his walking papers and accept that fact that he just really isn't that good behind the wheel and if it weren't for his Dad he never would have been in racing and he never did earn the "most popular driver" status, it was another sympathy ticket from his Dad getting killed, it's not because he's ever been a great driver.
HAHA

AOL

#67 Oct 19, 2009
One Race Wonder wrote:
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He is not allowed to be with her. NASCAR does not like her and told him if he brings her or is with her they will not let him race.
hehehehehehehe.....Now that's funny!! Nascar can't control who the driver dates!! If he let's them then he really does need counseling. You sure your not Jrh8ter in disguise? hehehehehehehe i cant get over that stupid comment
justalastname

AOL

#68 Oct 19, 2009
One Race Wonder wrote:
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He is not allowed to be with her. NASCAR does not like her and told him if he brings her or is with her they will not let him race.
bullsh*t dont try to cover up his gayness lol

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#69 Oct 19, 2009
Barnie wrote:
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He's already in Sprint cup, that's NASCAR's professional league, now you're saying the little brat needs schooling because he ain't quite qualified for the job? We should assign those who are competitive and professional to teach Junior how to grow up? Rick should lead him around like a puppy on a leash to see to it that he pottys in the right corner of the yard? We already know what the problem is, it's JUNIOR! Nobody can fix Junior's problem but Junior himself, when do you make him responsible for his own actions and his own career? He's 35 years old, it's not up to Jimmie, Jeff and Mark to show him the ropes, if he hasn't got the concept of racing figured out it's time to give him his walking papers and accept that fact that he just really isn't that good behind the wheel and if it weren't for his Dad he never would have been in racing and he never did earn the "most popular driver" status, it was another sympathy ticket from his Dad getting killed, it's not because he's ever been a great driver.
Okay, so some of the problem maybe Jr. but when you're the biggest money maker in the sport, no owner in his right mind is just going to release him from his contract without trying to help fix whatever problems he can. The NFL is the top of the football heap, but the teams have special coaches for players that develope problems. Regardless of who the other drivers on the team are, it is in their best interest to help in whatever way they can. the 88 still pulls in major money that is spread around to help fund a better quality of car for them. Jr. in 22nd in points which means that even in his worse year he is better than half the other drivers. That's just a play on numbers but it makes just as much sense as the hate and bullsh*t you're writing. Suck it Ace, your jealousy is just dripping all over the place.
Just Racin

Evansville, IN

#70 Oct 19, 2009
Whoyakidding wrote:
<quoted text>Okay, so some of the problem maybe Jr. but when you're the biggest money maker in the sport, no owner in his right mind is just going to release him from his contract without trying to help fix whatever problems he can. The NFL is the top of the football heap, but the teams have special coaches for players that develope problems. Regardless of who the other drivers on the team are, it is in their best interest to help in whatever way they can. the 88 still pulls in major money that is spread around to help fund a better quality of car for them. Jr. in 22nd in points which means that even in his worse year he is better than half the other drivers. That's just a play on numbers but it makes just as much sense as the hate and bullsh*t you're writing. Suck it Ace, your jealousy is just dripping all over the place.
You obviously don't realize that e. jr's teammates are 1, 2, 3, 4 in points. e. jr does not need a "special coach" to teach him how to drive and stop blowing up engines, missing his pit box, pitting outside his pit box, speeding in the pits, and burning up his brakes. He needs to go back to running modifide's to learn these most basic things about racing at any level. E. jr fans need to stop with the excuses and blaming everyone around jr. he's had 10 seasons to learn what cup racing is about and he gets worse every year. No excuse or "special coach" will magically create the talent that e. jr is lacking.
Voice of Reality

Colonial Heights, VA

#71 Oct 19, 2009
Joonyer needs to decide if he really wants to win in the COT at this level, OR, if he is happy being this artificial money making, T-shirt selling machine that is happy to remain 4th best driver on a four man team. Most drivers are in CUP racing because at one time they were the best in some form of racing and feel, no matter what type equipment they drive, if given the right equipment they could win at the highest level. Joonyer, on the other hand, was never a winner in late model stocks and could not even qualify for the end of year big race at Martinsville and he KNEW he was destined for CUP because of his name and the fact that dad had plans for a team in bush and then cup for him. Joonyer, under the guidance of dad, won a couple of bush championships because of a cup level team and equipment running against bush quality teams (there was a difference at that time) and then went to cup. Come 2001 all of his guidance was taken away and at age 27 and still basically still a spoiled brat, Joonyer had to become a man. Along comes the COT and Joonyer has no idea of what to do and is too stupid to take any guidance from anybody and Joonyer is stumped on how to drive the new car. Now a couple of teams and crew chiefs later, Joonyer has made no real headway in this non aero car and is still looking like a fish out of water with no idea of how to improve. Joonyer is now 35 and not 27, still selling T-shirts and diecast and still living the early 20s lifestyle of Whisky River (AKA-Boys Town) and realizes that soon people will start to reference him as the promise that never lived up to the hype, talk about pressure, Joonyer should feel it.
Bubba

United States

#72 Oct 21, 2009
Whoyakidding wrote:
Jr. hasn't totally forgotten how to drive a race car. Maybe hasn't got the new car down like he did the old one but that sure the devil isn't all the problem and his driving ability isn't all the problem either. Just as many times as he has screwed the pooch and finished poorly because of something he did, he has finished poorly because of someone else's mistakes or misfortunes. Right now, him and his teammates all have to be really struggling to motivate themselves just to go to the track. I'm not understanding why Rick isn't doing more to find out why this particular team can't get a car up to speed. If I were in Rick's place, the moment they brough it off the trailer and they couldn't get it to run with the other HMS cars, I would have the other HMS drivers shaking the sucker down too. I'd have Jr. schooling a day or two a week with my chassis and suspension people till he knew what every nut and screw on the car did for the car. I'd have the other crew chiefs and engineers reviewing the data on the 88 from each race and making suggestions. No driver can keep another driver from sliding up the track and knocking a valve stem off but there is too many resources available at a team the size of HMS not to be able more closely pinpoint this teams problems. If it's Jr.'s physical condition or his social life that has brought the team to this place in time, then Rick Hendrick is equally at fault for having called Jr. into his office and explained just how damn quick he expects him to hit the gym or slow down on whatever in his social life is a problem. Rent a racetrack somewhere and put the other HMS drivers with him and school him on the car. Bottom line, unless something drastic is done, this team is toast.
Hendrick did some testing with juhnyer and they found a way to get more speed in the car. They changed the springs, no help. They changed the shocks, no help. They changed spindles, no help. They were scratching their heads and thought of one last thing to try. The had juhnyer wear a Kyle Busch halloween mask and he instantly gained 3 seconds per lap. Now that is progress! If juhnyer wears the Kyle Busch mask next week at talledega, look out.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#74 Oct 25, 2009
Michelle 88 wrote:
<quoted text>You don't know what he does at home. I have seen him with many girls in pictures at home. Grow up. Wipe your own arse and leave his package alone. It's noyb voyeur.
The only females you've seen Joonyer with are paid to have pictures made with him. The other ones I've seen are all teen-age girls which is probably what you are skank! When it comes to Nascar it's All my buisness. When Joonyer finally leaves I promise to leave the "little red-headed kid" alone. As long as he's f*cking up my favorite sport and team, I'm giving him all the crap I can!
95 Thunderbird

Kitchener, Canada

#75 Oct 25, 2009
Mr Stewie wrote:
Has anyone ever seen Dale Jr with a woman in public? It has occurred to me that most drivers have their wife or girlfriend with them before the race. I do not recall seeing him ever with a woman. What's up with this?
Most of his girl friends are still playing with their barbie dolls at the start of the race.
95 Thunderbird

Kitchener, Canada

#76 Oct 25, 2009
hatchet wrote:
<quoted text>If I was 35 years old, the most popular driver in NASCAR and loaded I wouldn't go hang out with the guys I'd be hanging out with the GIRLS. That's another problem he has, I think it stems from military school. A dorm full of guys and at night a couple of the older ones gettin' abusive toward the "new little red-headed punk". You get the picture..........
The only reason Hick Boy went off to Military School was because dear old daddy and Theresa didn't know what to do with the 19 year old F.U. Jr. was raised by his mommy for his first 18 years or so then dumped at Sr.'s door. Sr. had just had a child with his THIRD wife and he really didn't want Hick Boy hanging around, therefore Military School.

“Dalebug”

Since: May 09

Erie, PA

#77 Dec 11, 2009
hatchet wrote:
<quoted text>The only females you've seen Joonyer with are paid to have pictures made with him. The other ones I've seen are all teen-age girls which is probably what you are skank! When it comes to Nascar it's All my buisness. When Joonyer finally leaves I promise to leave the "little red-headed kid" alone. As long as he's f*cking up my favorite sport and team, I'm giving him all the crap I can!
Big words anonymous forum poster. Suck an egg.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#78 Dec 12, 2009
Michelle 88 wrote:
<quoted text>Big words anonymous forum poster. Suck an egg.
I hope Danica takes him down. Women and big money? She wont be happy til she gets all of it she can! LOL!!
jrw

Glen Burnie, MD

#79 Dec 12, 2009
95 Thunderbird wrote:
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The only reason Hick Boy went off to Military School was because dear old daddy and Theresa didn't know what to do with the 19 year old F.U. Jr. was raised by his mommy for his first 18 years or so then dumped at Sr.'s door. Sr. had just had a child with his THIRD wife and he really didn't want Hick Boy hanging around, therefore Military School.
You have no idea what you are typing about here. You say he went to live w/ Sr. at the age of 18??? Wow! Please, if you are going to try to down him, at least know what you are downing him for.. bc you are waaaay off on this one.
WWE NASCAR

Sandy Hook, CT

#81 Dec 12, 2009
95 Thunderbird wrote:
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The only reason Hick Boy went off to Military School was because dear old daddy and Theresa didn't know what to do with the 19 year old F.U. Jr. was raised by his mommy for his first 18 years or so then dumped at Sr.'s door. Sr. had just had a child with his THIRD wife and he really didn't want Hick Boy hanging around, therefore Military School.
Correct, Old Dale wanted nothing to do with his family. The only reason he got involved with Jr was because he knew he could make more money off the name. In fact there's nothing about Jr that would indicate he's old Dale's son.
jrw

Glen Burnie, MD

#82 Dec 12, 2009
WWE NASCAR wrote:
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Correct, Old Dale wanted nothing to do with his family. The only reason he got involved with Jr was because he knew he could make more money off the name. In fact there's nothing about Jr that would indicate he's old Dale's son.
lmao... Are you honestly this clueless ??? I think you need to read up on the life of the man you continue to try and make look bad..I can understand you not liking him as we all have a right to choose who we like or dislike.
But, what i can't understand is why you bash when you have not one idea about what you are bashing him for.
Sr. got Jr. after Brendas house was destroyed by fire..And NO he was NOT 18 .
Lord have mercy !Do you know how silly this makes you sound??
If ya don't like Sr. or Jr. that's is cool..but it's not cool to talk chit ya are clueless about, and with what you say here just proves how little you do know about the person(s) you continue to try to bash.
But then again, kids will be kids i guess.
Happy Holidays
Claire

United States

#83 Dec 12, 2009
LOL at the ignorant haters in this thread. Hate and jealousy will make you look like a fool.

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