Dale Earnhardt Jr is Back at the House That He and His Dad Built

Nov 1, 2009 Full story: bleacherreport.com 234

Now that Dale Earnhardt Jr. can finally put his mind to rest with Fridays announcement that Lance McGrew will no longer be his interim crew chief, but instead was given the stamp of approval while raising his status to permanent.

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Bubba

United States

#225 Nov 6, 2009
YouTube Boy wrote:
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Oh yeah after the hit? No, its after the hit AND after the 1st correction. I think you need to check your eyes. And if you need to, believe me I CAN take this video and show you frame by frame the change from straight 0 degrees to a few degrees right, and then after the rear regains traction and swings left, he tries correcting to the left. If you cant see the shake right and left in the front wheels, then believe what you want. But the front wheels were to the right when his rear was to the right off-center for heading forward.
Hey youtube, you gonna be at Texas this weekend?

Since: Nov 09

Webb City, MO

#227 Nov 6, 2009
Here's a video run back and forth in slow motion and the front wheels can be seen to turn to the right.
&fm t=18

I know, I shouldn't even be as concerned with what anyone else thinks but oh well.:P
Wendy Stidwell

Largo, FL

#228 Nov 9, 2009
It doesn't bother me one bit that Dale Earnhardt Jr. uses the word co*ksucker a lot when he's not racing.
What difference does it make ?

Since: Nov 09

Webb City, MO

#229 Nov 9, 2009
Wendy Stidwell wrote:
It doesn't bother me one bit that Dale Earnhardt Jr. uses the word co*ksucker a lot when he's not racing.
What difference does it make ?
LMAO!! Does he?? That is frickin hilarious!! The personality characteristics of somebody who would choose to use that word - its a fascinating study. I think it adds depth to one's character... I think I'm startin to like this guy! lol He had me lmao post race after his last win.

One thing I don't though, is hate him. He's no less of a man, no less cool, no matter how awful his finishes are. In fact, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, so he might be getting better as his losing streak gets worse. He might just come out of a slump and be a real top-5 terror long enough for the win probability to hit. Maybe even a few times! ;)
Jim

Concord, NH

#230 Nov 10, 2009
YouTube Boy wrote:
Here's a video run back and forth in slow motion and the front wheels can be seen to turn to the right.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =shOH2SNwP1wXX&fmt=18
I know, I shouldn't even be as concerned with what anyone else thinks but oh well.:P
I see what you're saying (nice job with the slow-motion).

I still stand by my comment that it was Jr. fault the wreck happened and that BV didn't "run out of talent".

If that were true then you would have to say that JJ ran out of talent this past weekend as he was against the wall and turned left and came back down across the track.

Which by the way we both know isn't true for either JJ or BV.
CheersForKyle

Doerun, GA

#231 Nov 10, 2009
Wendy Stidwell wrote:
It doesn't bother me one bit that Dale Earnhardt Jr. uses the word co*ksucker a lot when he's not racing.
What difference does it make ?
Just shows his lack of education.

Since: Nov 09

Webb City, MO

#232 Nov 10, 2009
Jim wrote:
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If that were true then you would have to say that JJ ran out of talent this past weekend as he was against the wall and turned left and came back down across the track.
Which by the way we both know isn't true for either JJ or BV.
Everyone runs out of talent, I dont see what the big deal is. Its not that they are completely talentless after, it just means for the situation they are in, they lost control.

So yeah - Gordon sideways around the turn without hitting anything - he didn't run out. Johnson sideways around the turn tapped the wall, had it collected... and then he ran out of talent for recovering from that situation.

And yeah - BV ran out when he came down to move Jr... it was a situation he never should have put himself in. Had it been me and I moved him, I'd have fled the scene ASAP and stay the hell away from Jr as best I could to give him time to cool off. Some situations a driver should JUST NOT TEST how much talent he has.
Bubba

United States

#233 Nov 10, 2009
YouTube Boy wrote:
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Everyone runs out of talent, I dont see what the big deal is. Its not that they are completely talentless after, it just means for the situation they are in, they lost control.
So yeah - Gordon sideways around the turn without hitting anything - he didn't run out. Johnson sideways around the turn tapped the wall, had it collected... and then he ran out of talent for recovering from that situation.
And yeah - BV ran out when he came down to move Jr... it was a situation he never should have put himself in. Had it been me and I moved him, I'd have fled the scene ASAP and stay the hell away from Jr as best I could to give him time to cool off. Some situations a driver should JUST NOT TEST how much talent he has.
You need to learn basic laws of physics before spouting off about running out of talent. When a driver gets hit by another driver, going 160 in a corner or coming off a corner that flattens out or even gets turned sideways on a straight away for that matter, and get pushed up into the dirt,'marbles' and completely out of hte racing groove, and then they spin out, it is NOT becuase they run out of talent. I don't care who it is. When you get hit going that fast and get pushed up out of the groove it has nothing to do with talent. It's called lack of grip that no amount of talent can overcome.

By your theory, every driver should just go into the corner and hit the guy in front of him, every guy, at every track and after the race say, "oh well, he ran out of talent, it wasn't my fault that he lost control going 160 mph and hit the wall after I hit him".
WWE NASCAR

Florham Park, NJ

#234 Nov 10, 2009
Wendy Stidwell wrote: "It doesn't bother me one bit that Dale Earnhardt Jr. uses the word co*ksucker a lot when he's not racing.
What difference does it make ?"


Just shows his lack of education, and his whitetrash up bringing.

Since: Nov 09

Webb City, MO

#235 Nov 10, 2009
Bubba wrote:
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You need to learn basic laws of physics before spouting off about running out of talent.
And you need to accept that your own definitions and interpretations don't apply to everyone in the world. You define 'running out of talent' your way and I'll define it mine. In fact I pretty much explained my interpretation, and you had your little bitch fit about it without explaining what it means to you. Not like I care though.
hikerbiker99

Midlothian, VA

#236 Nov 20, 2009
Nascar has gotten so pathetic lately that it is almost unwatchable. And I used to be a hard core fan. I think that Junior is totally washed up. It is really sad. I suppose he could have a great career as an owner and let someone else drive for him. Hendrick should have never dropped Kyle Busch for Dale Jr. Hendrick has the best engineering, equipment and staff. If Dale is not successful there, he won't be anywhere else. 2 full years is long enough for sure.

Since: Nov 09

Webb City, MO

#237 Nov 20, 2009
hikerbiker99 wrote:
Nascar has gotten so pathetic lately that it is almost unwatchable. And I used to be a hard core fan. I think that Junior is totally washed up. It is really sad. I suppose he could have a great career as an owner and let someone else drive for him. Hendrick should have never dropped Kyle Busch for Dale Jr. Hendrick has the best engineering, equipment and staff. If Dale is not successful there, he won't be anywhere else. 2 full years is long enough for sure.
That's speculation. I think Jr might be getting all his bad luck out of the way in one season and could come back with hardly any bad breaks and a bunch of random top 5s. You never know, and it's not that hard to do. All he needs is to have his poles reversed and and get his confidence up, and with that, his reaction time will get a kick in the right direction and he'll be back to smooth sailing.

See, the thing about confidence is certainty that you know what will happen as opposed to wondering if you know and then reacting to things you weren't sure would happen. Racing hard has a lot to do with anticipation... you cant anticipate well with uncertainties because then you're always playing catch up with tracking what happened as expected and what did not. If you're done with that part and you're completely confident, you can react without thinking, solely on instinct.

Another thing with anticipation is when you're up on the wheel with your game face on, reacting on instinct. If you switch modes and relax, your instincts take a rest, and then a snappy loose car will come right around. Had that happen to me when a guy who was chasing at Louden gave up. I'd been catching the car everytime it broke loose but when I relaxed, it came right around and I was like,'I didnt expect THAT to happen!' cuzz I figured if Im not up on the wheel I can just cruise without worry. LOL
WWE NASCAR

Newtown, CT

#238 Nov 21, 2009
hikerbiker99 wrote:
Nascar has gotten so pathetic lately that it is almost unwatchable. And I used to be a hard core fan. I think that Junior is totally washed up. It is really sad. I suppose he could have a great career as an owner and let someone else drive for him. Hendrick should have never dropped Kyle Busch for Dale Jr. Hendrick has the best engineering, equipment and staff. If Dale is not successful there, he won't be anywhere else. 2 full years is long enough for sure.
Rick Hendrick hired Junior for the money he could suck out of Jr Nation, to finance his real drivers. Everybody at Hendrick Motor Sports knows Jr is a "No-Talent S.O.B."

Since: Nov 09

Webb City, MO

#239 Nov 21, 2009
WWE NASCAR wrote:
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Rick Hendrick hired Junior for the money he could suck out of Jr Nation, to finance his real drivers. Everybody at Hendrick Motor Sports knows Jr is a "No-Talent S.O.B."
LOL!! There's a good point! The 1-2-3 partially financed by 4 HAHA

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