Elliott to Replace Mayfield at Watkins

Elliott to Replace Mayfield at Watkins

There are 23 comments on the San Francisco Examiner story from Aug 8, 2006, titled Elliott to Replace Mayfield at Watkins. In it, San Francisco Examiner reports that:

Former winners of the NASCAR auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, from left, Tony Stewart, Dale Jarrett, Bill Elliott and Jeff Gordon, pose beside the trophy in Indianapolis, Friday, Aug.

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GORDONFOREVERLOV INTONY

Raleigh, NC

#1 Aug 10, 2006
DON'T GET WRONG, I THINK BILL ELLIOTT WAS A GREAT RACE CAR DRIVER AND MENTOR FOR YOUNGER DRIVERS, BUT I DON'T BELIEVE HIS AGE AND INACTIVITY WILL ALLOW HIM TO BE TRUELY COMPETITIVE. HIS REFLEXES ARE JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE'S, THEY DECREASE WITH AGE. THE BRAIN INVOLUNTARILY REACTS AND STARTS PULLING THAT RIGHT FOOT OFF THE PEDAL A LITTLE EARLIER BECAUSE IT REMEMBERS HOW HARD THOSE WALLS ARE. COMPETITIVE RACING IS A YOUNG PERSON'S SPORT. THE MOMENT A DRIVER FULLY UNDERSTANDS THE DANGER OF WHAT HE IS DOING IS THE SAME MOMENT HIS COMPETITIVE EDGE BEGINS TO SLIDE. IT IS THE WAY LIFE IS, WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT. I WISH BILL THE BEST. HE WILL ALWAYS BE "AWESOME BILL"
mindy

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Aug 10, 2006
GORDONFOREVERLOVINTONY wrote:
DON'T GET WRONG, I THINK BILL ELLIOTT WAS A GREAT RACE CAR DRIVER AND MENTOR FOR YOUNGER DRIVERS, BUT I DON'T BELIEVE HIS AGE AND INACTIVITY WILL ALLOW HIM TO BE TRUELY COMPETITIVE. HIS REFLEXES ARE JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE'S, THEY DECREASE WITH AGE. THE BRAIN INVOLUNTARILY REACTS AND STARTS PULLING THAT RIGHT FOOT OFF THE PEDAL A LITTLE EARLIER BECAUSE IT REMEMBERS HOW HARD THOSE WALLS ARE. COMPETITIVE RACING IS A YOUNG PERSON'S SPORT. THE MOMENT A DRIVER FULLY UNDERSTANDS THE DANGER OF WHAT HE IS DOING IS THE SAME MOMENT HIS COMPETITIVE EDGE BEGINS TO SLIDE. IT IS THE WAY LIFE IS, WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT. I WISH BILL THE BEST. HE WILL ALWAYS BE "AWESOME BILL"
I agree with you,it is nice to see him out there,and with a smile on his face,go BILL.
racing 4 life

United States

#3 Aug 10, 2006
i don't like ray doing this to jeremy i guess you can't say the truth anymore. but ray better get his head back where it belongs are little kasey is going to be on the outside looking in.. jeremy didn't say anything i don't agree with.i lost a little respect for ray. yes jeremy could have went to ray but the guy is always somewhere eles. i think it shows no class at all on rays part. he took jeremy out of the car because he could. now it seems jeremy out for good...
moe

Presque Isle, ME

#4 Aug 10, 2006
go bill bill is the 2nd man
mindy

Santa Cruz, CA

#5 Aug 10, 2006
moe wrote:
go bill bill is the 2nd man
Well heck we agree on something,i have a
old pit crew uniform of his team,mc donalds its super cool..:)
moe

Presque Isle, ME

#6 Aug 10, 2006
damm you have alot of stuff other than tony
mindy

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Aug 10, 2006
moe wrote:
damm you have alot of stuff other than tony
Well im a NASCAR FAN,I LOVE ALL RACING,ESPECIALLY the ol timers,i have many signed
autographs from various race drivers.Its fun to collect Nascar items and look at them everyday,i have
a whole room to look at and make my day.hehe gotta
have somethings in life to make every day worth it..
moe

Presque Isle, ME

#8 Aug 10, 2006
damm
anderson24

United States

#9 Aug 10, 2006
mindy wrote:
<quoted text>Well im a NASCAR FAN,I LOVE ALL RACING,ESPECIALLY the ol timers,i have many signed
autographs from various race drivers.Its fun to collect Nascar items and look at them everyday,i have
a whole room to look at and make my day.hehe gotta
have somethings in life to make every day worth it..
i know what ya mean my gordon stuff is in my warehouse no room in this fema camper i saved my one 24 scale cars from the flood a little scratched up i cleaned them up i had one room of him my husband and i called it jeffs room it was pretty cool
mindy

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 Aug 10, 2006
anderson24 wrote:
<quoted text>i know what ya mean my gordon stuff is in my warehouse no room in this fema camper i saved my one 24 scale cars from the flood a little scratched up i cleaned them up i had one room of him my husband and i called it jeffs room it was pretty cool
At least they are safe and sound,i ordered a cool jersey,kinda like a bike jersey
nice cool fabric,stretch,never got it,i had to file paperwork at the post office to track it,it was since June,im really ticked,it was really nice,black with white in the front,red on the sides and 24 in the middle,small,i dont like wild colors,thats why i loved this one so much,darn it,darn post people.they
always deliver my mail to someone else too,not too
many people with my last name,like 4in this whole town..
KMC

United States

#11 Aug 10, 2006
anderson24 wrote:
<quoted text>i know what ya mean my gordon stuff is in my warehouse no room in this fema camper i saved my one 24 scale cars from the flood a little scratched up i cleaned them up i had one room of him my husband and i called it jeffs room it was pretty cool
My brother has his own room for Jeff too. My sister in law put a bed in there so he could lay there and look at all that stuff. Makes it really easy to buy for Christmas and b- days.
Female SC 24 Nascar Fan

Columbia, SC

#12 Aug 11, 2006
KMC wrote:
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My brother has his own room for Jeff too. My sister in law put a bed in there so he could lay there and look at all that stuff. Makes it really easy to buy for Christmas and b- days.
Seems like all the fans have special rooms. Mine and my husband's den has built in shelves on the far wall - one on each side of the fireplace. One side has all JEFF GORDON things and the other has all JIMMIE JOHNSON stuff. Above our widescreen TV we have a speaker and who ever wins the race that week-end or comes in ahead of the other, we put their car on the speaker above the TV till the next week-end. DIEHARD FANS?? You Betcha!!
anderson24

United States

#13 Aug 11, 2006
SC 24 Nascar Fan wrote:
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Seems like all the fans have special rooms. Mine and my husband's den has built in shelves on the far wall - one on each side of the fireplace. One side has all JEFF GORDON things and the other has all JIMMIE JOHNSON stuff. Above our widescreen TV we have a speaker and who ever wins the race that week-end or comes in ahead of the other, we put their car on the speaker above the TV till the next week-end. DIEHARD FANS?? You Betcha!!
sounds good pretty cool
trisha4smokendha mlin

Redmond, WA

#14 Aug 11, 2006
KMC wrote:
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My brother has his own room for Jeff too. My sister in law put a bed in there so he could lay there and look at all that stuff. Makes it really easy to buy for Christmas and b- days.
KMC - your office was like a smoke museum! I'm so jealous. I had completely line the walls of our old bedroom with diecast and one wall was solely dedicated to my husband's nascar hats. When Sterling switched teams and Rusty retired, my husband lost interest, though. We had a little of everything from everyone, but mainly those two drivers.
mindy

Santa Cruz, CA

#15 Aug 11, 2006
trisha4smokendhamlin wrote:
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KMC - your office was like a smoke museum! I'm so jealous. I had completely line the walls of our old bedroom with diecast and one wall was solely dedicated to my husband's nascar hats. When Sterling switched teams and Rusty retired, my husband lost interest, though. We had a little of everything from everyone, but mainly those two drivers.
HI THERE,THATS
SO NEAT,MY BEDROOM HAS NASCAR EVERYWHERE,THAT WAY I WAKE UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED EVERY MORNING,HEHE
Smokes Angel

AOL

#16 Aug 11, 2006
my bedroom is nothing but Smoke and Dale Jr
Joyce Snow

Fort Wayne, IN

#17 Aug 11, 2006
racing 4 life wrote:
i don't like ray doing this to jeremy i guess you can't say the truth anymore. but ray better get his head back where it belongs are little kasey is going to be on the outside looking in.. jeremy didn't say anything i don't agree with.i lost a little respect for ray. yes jeremy could have went to ray but the guy is always somewhere eles. i think it shows no class at all on rays part. he took jeremy out of the car because he could. now it seems jeremy out for good...
I
don't think Ray can pull this mess off without a good size payment for Mayfield. Wonder if Ray made it to court today in statesville. I hope he comes up with a short stick this time.....He is to busy with his little hot crock-pot and her training wheels......
outdoorsman6972

Louisville, KY

#18 Aug 12, 2006
it's ok mayfield wanted out so he can come back next yr. racing for micheal waltrip
Joyce Snow

Fort Wayne, IN

#19 Aug 12, 2006
outdoorsman6972 wrote:
it's ok mayfield wanted out so he can come back next yr. racing for micheal waltrip
I know he wanted out but what a messy way for Ray to get it done. He would not even talk to Mayfield. He did it like a snake......
KMC

United States

#20 Aug 12, 2006
Joyce Snow wrote:
<quoted text>I know he wanted out but what a messy way for Ray to get it done. He would not even talk to Mayfield. He did it like a snake......
I agree, I never thought Ray would do something like that, but he has surprised me alot this season.

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