Junior's pit row follies make for slo...

Junior's pit row follies make for sloppy outing in No. 88 car

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After flying under the radar for the majority of Speed Weeks, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Mick B

United States

#1 Feb 16, 2009
I guess it would be wishful thinking that JR has the time to read these feedback columns and see what his fans think but if he did, basically everything people are writing negative about him now is starting to look true. For ONE THING Daytona whether the early race or summer race, he should own that track for what its has cost him, he should have a chip on his shoulder a mile wide when he comes there for the rest of his life, instead he makes rookie mistakes in the pits all day long that are absurb for a driver at this stage in his career and I am sure Mr. Hendrick is seeing the mistakes also. Talented yes, consistent NO, People are getting tired of making excuses for him he needs to TIGHTEN-UP now and get his head in the game for once and all.
hotgranny_51957

United States

#2 Feb 17, 2009
let's feel sorry for brian vickers now since he's the one who was blocking if he was in my way i would of done the same way
justleaveitalone

AOL

#3 Feb 17, 2009
a thought just came to me. don't be afraid, but why did tj not guide jr to his pitstall? is jr telling him to shut up when he is on pitroad or what? tj should be guiding him in, and i consider it his fault also that jr passed up his stall. jr needs to let people do their jobs and shut up himself if this is the case. jr is controlling way too much, imo, and it will not bring him a championship if he and his 'employees' continue in this manner.
Vito

Holyoke, MA

#4 Feb 17, 2009
Look at film Pit stall ahead of JR ...Car rear wheel is out of box. Looks worse than JRs This is good press for the daytona Jr had a tough day but Vickers should be the one at fault..What made him shift lanes 30 feet in front of JR...Blocking
He was slower than cars around him he should have dropper below yellow line to get out of the way so the rest of the field could race...Clearly he caused the crash..JR and rest of field the victim because of a poor move by Vickers.
Vito

Holyoke, MA

#5 Feb 17, 2009
JR...Keep on trucking This is your year.. Your driving is great.. your up in front..Equipment is the best Do not let the media control how you race..if you are not agressive you will be at the back of the pack...Look at Busch he will bum push block or anything it takes to win...This is Cup Racing. Look at films of your pit..pit ahead of you ...rear wheel is on the line also..point out this soon before that rule wreaks another race.
cindy

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

#6 Feb 17, 2009
Thats right Kyle will do what ever it takes to win. He is a racer. Not just a driver.That is why he won 8 sprint cup races and 10 nationwide and won 3 truck races.Last season his first year with JGR. But it was not meant to be. I hope this is his year.He would have won the daytona 500 if well i wont get into that, everyone that watched the race seen what happen. GO KYLE.
88-Mediocre at best

Poolesville, MD

#7 Feb 18, 2009
Rule specifically states that right rear may be out of the box, ALL others must be in, not on the line, but in. Junior sucks. He couldn't find his pit box the first time, then, when he did find it, he couldn't pit correctly. 42 other assholes were able to do it right all day, why not Junior? As for Vickers, he was fighting for and in position to get the Lucky Dog, and so had every right to block golden boy. Other drivers blocked and got blocked all day long, none of them caused a pileup...Mark my words, Junior won't even make the Chase this year. You heard it here first... 2010 Nascar expands the Chase to 15 and gives Junior the Earnhardt exception, guaranteeing him a place every year, no matter how badly he sucks.

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#8 Feb 18, 2009
88-Mediocre at best wrote:
Rule specifically states that right rear may be out of the box, ALL others must be in, not on the line, but in. Junior sucks. He couldn't find his pit box the first time, then, when he did find it, he couldn't pit correctly. 42 other assholes were able to do it right all day, why not Junior? As for Vickers, he was fighting for and in position to get the Lucky Dog, and so had every right to block golden boy. Other drivers blocked and got blocked all day long, none of them caused a pileup...Mark my words, Junior won't even make the Chase this year. You heard it here first... 2010 Nascar expands the Chase to 15 and gives Junior the Earnhardt exception, guaranteeing him a place every year, no matter how badly he sucks.
You are absolutely correct about the rule. He screwed up. JEEEEEEEZ! Has no one else ever done so? Because his name is Earnhardt that entitles all to be extra critical?
As far as the other opinion your entitled to it. Mine differs.

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