Famous No. 8 Chevy is NASCAR's latest...

Famous No. 8 Chevy is NASCAR's latest economic casualty

There are 11 comments on the York Dispatch story from Apr 9, 2009, titled Famous No. 8 Chevy is NASCAR's latest economic casualty. In it, York Dispatch reports that:

Congratulations, Teresa . You've successfully run your late husband's winning organization into the ground." That message, and thousands like it, are jamming Internet bulletin boards as NASCAR fans get word that the No.

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Michael Baker

Somerset, KY

#1 Apr 10, 2009
Yep - just like I said back then - she should have accepted the deal Junior offered because 49% of DEI with Junior was/is worth 100 times as much as 100% of DEI without Junior.

It's sad because she was supposed to be such a smart businesswoman - but she must have allowed emotions into the equation - because what I said above was/is clearly obvious to anyone - even the Junior haters.

Now, DEI is over & done - didn't take long once Junior left. The only hope now is that he can get it together at Hendrick - win 3 championships in a row - and then maybe rebuild DEI from the ash heap it is now.

Oh well, we all live & learn, I suppose.
greg16biffle

United States

#2 Apr 10, 2009
Everyone blames Teresa. But I can't understand why Earnhardt could possibly think that he deserves half, or more of DEI. There are other Children that deserve just as much as him. He has to be the most over rated Driver in History. Actually. Now that I think of it. Why in hell does he deserve part of his Dad, and Step Mothers Business?
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#3 Apr 11, 2009
The famous number 8? Famous for what? The fact that a child with a famous name and little else drove it? The fact that the grandfather who was a journeyman driver driving nothing more that support divisions drove it?

The famous number 8, as far as the Earnhardt family will forever be known as an over hyped number, driven in cup by an over hyped driver who thought things should be GIVEN to him because of his name.

Drivers come and go, owners come and go and in the end you have 99 numbers that stay consistent and waiting for the next driver to drag them around the track on a car.

Oh yes,#8 was famous for two and 1/4 years, 1962-1964 when it was dragged around the track and to two consecutive championships and was leading the points when the driver was killed.
The only real famous #8 was that of Lil Joe Weatherly 1962-1963 NASCAR champion.

Championships and constant wins and threats of wins makes one and one's number famous, not the fact that the current driver bears the name of a past champion.

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Lafayette

#4 Apr 12, 2009
Voice, I agree with your opinion on this number issue. I don't remember anyone whining about Hut Stricklin, Bobby Hillin Jr, or Jeff Burton using that number.
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#5 Apr 12, 2009
hoosierdirt wrote:
Voice, I agree with your opinion on this number issue. I don't remember anyone whining about Hut Stricklin, Bobby Hillin Jr, or Jeff Burton using that number.
Hoosier, my point exactly, every week 43 drivers strap into a 3500LB race car and all take the same risk and I do not consider the man in 43rd to be any less important than the man in first. To attempt to make something more out of any number cheapens others who have toiled for years and at times lost their life in the battle to be the best driver they can be. I do not see why the #3 should not be used, was Sr. any greater or did he have more value than J.D. McDuffie-#71, Allen K-#7, Joe Weatherly-#8, Davey Allison-#28, Fireball Roberst-#22 and the rest of the drivers who have lost their life attempting to win and entertain the fans?

Honor those numbers in history, a museum, or on displays at races, HOWEVER, allow current drivers to make use of all numbers from #0-#99
Chit

United States

#6 Apr 12, 2009
Chit happens then you die. Such is life. The 8 is famous like it or not.
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#7 Apr 12, 2009
Chit wrote:
Chit happens then you die. Such is life. The 8 is famous like it or not.
Famous for what?
Chuck

Jersey City, NJ

#8 Apr 12, 2009
Chit wrote:
Chit happens then you die. Such is life. The 8 is famous like it or not.
Vor is lost in translation. Rose colored glasses he wears while looking at his drivers misgivings.
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#9 Apr 12, 2009
Chuck wrote:
<quoted text>Vor is lost in translation. Rose colored glasses he wears while looking at his drivers misgivings.
Oh really? Perhaps you would know who MY driver is and why you would think I need glasses of any type?
I am a race fan, not a driver fan, I can appreciate how some drivers race, ergo, I have many so called favorites, however, I also realize that some are also over hyped and under talented. Now, again, tell me about the #8, after all, you are on a thread about the demise of said number.
WWE NASCAR

Trumbull, CT

#10 Apr 13, 2009
Voice of Reality wrote:
The famous number 8? Famous for what?
Famous for putting the WWE in NASCAR. Think about this scenario in any other sport and it would be a joke. One of the top competitors in the sport owning another team, and competing against the it; what a scam!
Yawn

Rome, Italy

#11 Apr 15, 2009
Chit wrote:
Chit happens then you die. Such is life. The 8 is famous like it or not.
Trolls are making it fmous

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