Blown engine ruins Junior's day

Jul 27, 2009 | Posted by: lilbit88 | Full story: www.thehawkeye.com

Dale Earnhardt Jr. felt fit enough to drive 400 miles Sunday. It was the engine that broke down.

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I'm sure someone who is as smart as you are has heard of air/car travel. Do you think I can't leave MA to go to a race? Wow, you really aren't very bright, are you?
I too have met DE, and I met him on at least 5 occasions. I've been to over 30 races since the late 80's.
You sir are a hater, pure and simple. It's not a sign of any sort of intelligence, IMO.
I'm finished with this, as you don't seem to be able to figure out the simpliest thing.
Actually, my little may, 30 races? I went to more than that the year we won rookie of the year in NASCAR, beating Darrel Waltrip. I also was at many races in the mid to late 80s. Since you could not answer the basic question about the significance of the role of the Earnhardt #3 in NASCAR (I guess ignorance is bliss) perhaps you can answer another question. Ever hear of Richard Petty driving a green car with a number other than the numbers 42 or 43, yes Richard did at times drive the #42 early in his career, mostly Jimmy Pascal drove the #41 at the time. I await your thought provoking answer on either of the two questions I have asked. By the way, Junior, I am not a hater of Joonyer by any means, I am a realist. Joonyer is an average driver who had the advantage of superior plate cars from 2001 to 2004 when he was at his peak. Some at Stock Car Products (The company that set up the rears for DEI) claim it was a secret they found in hanging the bodies, some believe NASCAR could have aided his ability with a somewhat blind plate eye, I subscribe to the first belief. Now, Joonyer is a somewhat above average driver who is 33 YOA and is not longer the up and coming rookie with a lot of promise, by this point in his career many of the promises have not been kept and he is currently the fourth best driver on a four car team. Now, oh great windy one, what have I said that is not true?
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Rick Hendrick needs to give Junior the boot, and give his ride to Danica Patrick. She's popular, actually knows how to drive, and is a hell of a lot better looking than Junior.

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Rick Hendrick needs to give Junior the boot, and give his ride to Danica Patrick. She's popular, actually knows how to drive, and is a hell of a lot better looking than Junior.
She knows how to run over people in the pits.
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She knows how to run over people in the pits.
At least she can find her pit stall!

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At least she can find her pit stall!
Jr seems to be able to find his pit stall now, so STFU, Voice of Stupidity.
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She knows how to run over people in the pits.
The only reason Junior has never run anyone over is that his crew and everyone else's know what a crappy driver he is, so they stay out of his way.
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Jr seems to be able to find his pit stall now, so STFU, Voice of Stupidity.
Actually he has missed it twice this year, you crippled, no date, stay at home on the weekend freak. Now, remember if you do not attack I do not tell people about your pathetic life and your ability to only get a pathetic little volunteer job and overall that you are just not up to life in the real world. Does that about cover your existence?
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Actually, my little may, 30 races? I went to more than that the year we won rookie of the year in NASCAR, beating Darrel Waltrip. I also was at many races in the mid to late 80s. Since you could not answer the basic question about the significance of the role of the Earnhardt #3 in NASCAR (I guess ignorance is bliss) perhaps you can answer another question. Ever hear of Richard Petty driving a green car with a number other than the numbers 42 or 43, yes Richard did at times drive the #42 early in his career, mostly Jimmy Pascal drove the #41 at the time. I await your thought provoking answer on either of the two questions I have asked. By the way, Junior, I am not a hater of Joonyer by any means, I am a realist. Joonyer is an average driver who had the advantage of superior plate cars from 2001 to 2004 when he was at his peak. Some at Stock Car Products (The company that set up the rears for DEI) claim it was a secret they found in hanging the bodies, some believe NASCAR could have aided his ability with a somewhat blind plate eye, I subscribe to the first belief. Now, Joonyer is a somewhat above average driver who is 33 YOA and is not longer the up and coming rookie with a lot of promise, by this point in his career many of the promises have not been kept and he is currently the fourth best driver on a four car team. Now, oh great windy one, what have I said that is not true?
I'm not getting you at all. I can look up any answers to questions that you pose. But while you're looking stuff up, look up how many wins Junior has on plate tracks and how many he has on other tracks? You might be surprised, skippy.

And the "we" bit? "We" won rookie of the year? Are you trying to intimate that you are actually somebody in NASCAR? Hmmmm...anyway, every thing you wrote about Junior is your OPINION. I prefer to disagree with your opinion. Do not confuse your opinion with anything factual.

The point is...now read this carefully...Junior fans don't CARE about your opinion. I really don't care. You are just seeking attention and for some reason, it really bothers you that people aren't abandoning Junior because people like you like to pontificate about him.

Thanks for the laugh, though...calling ME windy after that diatribe from you.

To each his own. I will continue to enjoy being a Junior fan and you can continue to enjoy doing whatever it is you do, or suggest that you do.

Oh and the spelling of his name...not clever or cute and actually, it makes people take you even less seriously than they do now. That spelling is classic basher so I guess it's appropriate for you. Never mind.

Bye VA person.
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I'm not getting you at all. I can look up any answers to questions that you pose. But while you're looking stuff up, look up how many wins Junior has on plate tracks and how many he has on other tracks? You might be surprised, skippy.
And the "we" bit? "We" won rookie of the year? Are you trying to intimate that you are actually somebody in NASCAR? Hmmmm...anyway, every thing you wrote about Junior is your OPINION. I prefer to disagree with your opinion. Do not confuse your opinion with anything factual.
The point is...now read this carefully...Junior fans don't CARE about your opinion. I really don't care. You are just seeking attention and for some reason, it really bothers you that people aren't abandoning Junior because people like you like to pontificate about him.
Thanks for the laugh, though...calling ME windy after that diatribe from you.
To each his own. I will continue to enjoy being a Junior fan and you can continue to enjoy doing whatever it is you do, or suggest that you do.
Oh and the spelling of his name...not clever or cute and actually, it makes people take you even less seriously than they do now. That spelling is classic basher so I guess it's appropriate for you. Never mind.
Bye VA person.
You go ahead and look up anything you wish, however, I can tell you that Richard Petty drove D.K Ulrich's car at either Rockingham or Charlotte when he crashed both of his, funny thing is that after the race Lennie asked Richard why he parked the car and Richard said that he kept D.K.'s springs and shocks under the car and put his engine, transmission and rear under it and the car was so much faster than it was with the original power that it would bottom out in the turns.
Yes, I did attend many races and worked in the pits with Lennie Pond in 1973 when we beat Darrel Waltrip for rookie of the year. The owner of the car was Ronnie Elder who later sold the team to Harry Ranier who in turn sold the team to Robert Yates and that is how RYR started, it was the original WIN #54. After Lennie was fired Bobby Allison took over and drove it as the #28 with Tufflon sponsorship.
The answer to the original question about what is different with the #3 that Earnhardt drove is, that style #3 became the first trade marked number in NASCAR as a result of a man in Mechanicsville named Sonny Higgins who operated a company called Pro Cut decals. When Teresa Earnhardt found that Sonny was producing these numbers she, through her company of Sports image issued a cease and desist order and the next week the number had the TM in the circle. See, Bippy, you look up answers, I was there when the questions were asked and answered. I know that I will get flamed and that is OK, again, I have little respect for the trendy TV NASCAR fans who only know what Rusty, Darryl and the group wishes them to know. I bet you even think that old man Ralph Earnhardt was a great driver.
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I'm not getting you at all. I can look up any answers to questions that you pose. But while you're looking stuff up, look up how many wins Junior has on plate tracks and how many he has on other tracks? You might be surprised, skippy.
And the "we" bit? "We" won rookie of the year? Are you trying to intimate that you are actually somebody in NASCAR? Hmmmm...anyway, every thing you wrote about Junior is your OPINION. I prefer to disagree with your opinion. Do not confuse your opinion with anything factual.
The point is...now read this carefully...Junior fans don't CARE about your opinion. I really don't care. You are just seeking attention and for some reason, it really bothers you that people aren't abandoning Junior because people like you like to pontificate about him.
Thanks for the laugh, though...calling ME windy after that diatribe from you.
To each his own. I will continue to enjoy being a Junior fan and you can continue to enjoy doing whatever it is you do, or suggest that you do.
Oh and the spelling of his name...not clever or cute and actually, it makes people take you even less seriously than they do now. That spelling is classic basher so I guess it's appropriate for you. Never mind.
Bye VA person.
As for the plate issue Joonyer has about equal wins on plate tracks and others, however, all of the Joonyer plate wins were in the span of 2001 to 2004 and either NASCAR tightened up on him or the rest of the field learned the trick in hanging the body. How many wins has Joonyer had in the last four years? He has just never advanced as a driver and now he is the fourth best driver on a four car team. This is not an opinion it is backed by points and wins for the HMS drivers.

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Actually he has missed it twice this year, you crippled, no date, stay at home on the weekend freak. Now, remember if you do not attack I do not tell people about your pathetic life and your ability to only get a pathetic little volunteer job and overall that you are just not up to life in the real world. Does that about cover your existence?
Your a sad person, and a bigot to boot. I don't make fun of whatever it is you do, I guess mooch off someone.
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Your a sad person, and a bigot to boot. I don't make fun of whatever it is you do, I guess mooch off someone.
and how do you make your living?

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and how do you make your living?
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Well Maro, still stalking me I see, Well I guess that means, You have nojobnolifebigstalkertroll :) and sorry to say, but We don't have a basement.
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Your a sad person, and a bigot to boot. I don't make fun of whatever it is you do, I guess mooch off someone.
You make fun of everyone on topix you sad, fat creep female!

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You make fun of everyone on topix you sad, fat creep female!
Not everyone. Only, idiotic, moronic, stupid, ugly, trolls like you :)
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How do you stop eating when you type or do you? I bet you just eat through all the nasty mean things to say to people on here huh? FAT COW!

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How do you stop eating when you type or do you? I bet you just eat through all the nasty mean things to say to people on here huh? FAT COW!
I eat when I am hungry :) and If you want to talk about fat cows, I wonder how fat you are, or how disgraceful you are making fun of fat people.
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I eat when I am hungry :) and If you want to talk about fat cows, I wonder how fat you are, or how disgraceful you are making fun of fat people.
I only make fun of you cause you are a twit with a nasty disposition Fat Cow! LMFAO

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I only make fun of you cause you are a twit with a nasty disposition Fat Cow! LMFAO
and You get slapped around by your pimp a lot huh Ashley? That's why you are such a bitch, LOL
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You go ahead and look up anything you wish, however, I can tell you that Richard Petty drove D.K Ulrich's car at either Rockingham or Charlotte when he crashed both of his, funny thing is that after the race Lennie asked Richard why he parked the car and Richard said that he kept D.K.'s springs and shocks under the car and put his engine, transmission and rear under it and the car was so much faster than it was with the original power that it would bottom out in the turns.
Yes, I did attend many races and worked in the pits with Lennie Pond in 1973 when we beat Darrel Waltrip for rookie of the year. The owner of the car was Ronnie Elder who later sold the team to Harry Ranier who in turn sold the team to Robert Yates and that is how RYR started, it was the original WIN #54. After Lennie was fired Bobby Allison took over and drove it as the #28 with Tufflon sponsorship.
The answer to the original question about what is different with the #3 that Earnhardt drove is, that style #3 became the first trade marked number in NASCAR as a result of a man in Mechanicsville named Sonny Higgins who operated a company called Pro Cut decals. When Teresa Earnhardt found that Sonny was producing these numbers she, through her company of Sports image issued a cease and desist order and the next week the number had the TM in the circle. See, Bippy, you look up answers, I was there when the questions were asked and answered. I know that I will get flamed and that is OK, again, I have little respect for the trendy TV NASCAR fans who only know what Rusty, Darryl and the group wishes them to know. I bet you even think that old man Ralph Earnhardt was a great driver.
I have no idea about "old man Ralph Earnhardt." Not relevant to me. I do know I like Junior Earnhardt and he's done nothing to make me change my mind, nor have you or your ilk made me any less a fan. So be it.

I guess we're at an impasse. I will take you at your word that you have such a history. Good for you.

As for respect, age or experiences does not necessarily make you a better fan or person. Just because someone was born in a different era does not make them any more passionate about the sport.

And posting nonsense about someone because you have some sort of issue with him doesn't make me respect opinions like that.

I have respect for people who don't go out of their way to stir up trouble, or try to make others' experiences miserable by trolling. I have respect for people who don't post with the hope that someone will flame them.

So with that, adieu.

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