Don't get too excited about Dale Jr. ...

Don't get too excited about Dale Jr. just yet

There are 457 comments on the msn.foxsports.com story from Aug 18, 2009, titled Don't get too excited about Dale Jr. just yet. In it, msn.foxsports.com reports that:

I know there are a lot of people out there thrilled about Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s third-place finish Sunday.

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x jr fan

Dayton, TN

#1 Aug 19, 2009
Jr just screwed up by saying he's finally getting cars built like his teammates. now what are people going to say when he starts finishing in the mid 20s again ?
sadsam33

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Aug 19, 2009
Why should you care? By your screen name, you are no longer a fan. Why is that? True diehard Nascar fans stick with thier drivers no matter what. Through thick and thin. They don't go switching drivers just cause thiers is not doing well.
Say What

Dryden, Canada

#3 Aug 19, 2009
So now Jr's blaming the Hendrick organization for his pathetic season...
I think it's time Jr went and started his own team. He's going to be one very busy boy because apparently only he knows how to do everything right. So he'll be the only one on the payroll at his team. Pit stops will sure be interesting
x jr fan

Dayton, TN

#4 Aug 19, 2009
sadsam33 wrote:
Why should you care? By your screen name, you are no longer a fan. Why is that? True diehard Nascar fans stick with thier drivers no matter what. Through thick and thin. They don't go switching drivers just cause thiers is not doing well.
i am not a fan because i realized he's racing for the money and not to be a winner. you can tell in his interviews he don't care as long as he gets paid. he said many times he races just for fun and it shows. he should show a little emotion when something happens to him on the track he'll laugh about it and go on like he can care less
x jr fan

Dayton, TN

#5 Aug 19, 2009
besides, he would rather take vacations than be at the race shop trying to make the team and cars better. that don't sound like someone who cares about racing to me

Since: Dec 06

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#6 Aug 19, 2009
x jr fan wrote:
<quoted text>i am not a fan because i realized he's racing for the money and not to be a winner. you can tell in his interviews he don't care as long as he gets paid. he said many times he races just for fun and it shows. he should show a little emotion when something happens to him on the track he'll laugh about it and go on like he can care less
At least he don't throw pissing fits like another driver.He at least will speak to the Media and not run off like he has a full load in his pants. Needing a change.....
MISSU3

Fort Worth, TX

#7 Aug 19, 2009
snow wrote:
<quoted text>At least he don't throw pissing fits like another driver.He at least will speak to the Media and not run off like he has a full load in his pants. Needing a change.....
Sorry, but I would MUCH rather see a driver be passionate about not winning then one who doesn't seem to care as long as he's got a big bank account. Nice guys finish last and Jr is a good example. Who's been more fun to watch this year...Kyle charging from the back and going to the front or JR. speeding to the back and staying there? Jr. thought all his troubles were over when he left Teresa and DEI. No, he took his troubles and weaknesses with him.

“Smoke Fan Forever!!!”

Since: Sep 07

Look to the Western Sky!!!!

#8 Aug 19, 2009
Honestly, he's going to have to be careful about what he says. Saying that he's finally getting the same thing that Jimmie and Jeff have is implying he's been screwed by Hendrick. How long is Hendrick going to put up with that?
jrw

Glen Burnie, MD

#9 Aug 19, 2009
14_Patti_18 wrote:
Honestly, he's going to have to be careful about what he says. Saying that he's finally getting the same thing that Jimmie and Jeff have is implying he's been screwed by Hendrick. How long is Hendrick going to put up with that?
Honestly, I don't think those were his exact words.. However, I do think what he did say, was he is Finally using their setup.. As I am sure you realize that just because one is from the same team doesn't mean they set their cars up the same. Each driver likes a different driving style, so therefore the setup will differ. I think that is what Jr. was saying.. He has had great equipment at HMS. and we all know that.
Kirk

AOL

#10 Aug 19, 2009
how the heck does saying "I enjoy racing for fun" make you race just for money? Umm I like playing baseball for fun. Where's my check? When Jr says he races for fun, jr "ball swingers" say he's racing only for money. When jr merely says that he's happy to be using similar setups to that of his teammates rather than what he and tony jr used before, the "ball swingers" say he's making an excuse. Listen people once and for all. Jr has owned up to everything to date. These excuses everyone talks about? Well that's just a product of what happens when people who don't like someone try to ad lib here and there to everything they say. And by the way, Jr is the most popular driver. GET OVER IT. Whether it's for selling t-shirts or whatever, he's still the most popular.
x jr fan

Dayton, TN

#11 Aug 19, 2009
even Mark Martin was pissed and refused to talk to the media after he ran out of gas last week. but Jr would talk to them and say "boy that was real cool and we'll get them next week".what i'm trying to say it's alright to get pissed about something every now and then but not everytime.that tells me he don't care if he wins or finishes 30th

Since: Dec 06

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#12 Aug 19, 2009
x jr fan wrote:
even Mark Martin was pissed and refused to talk to the media after he ran out of gas last week. but Jr would talk to them and say "boy that was real cool and we'll get them next week".what i'm trying to say it's alright to get pissed about something every now and then but not everytime.that tells me he don't care if he wins or finishes 30th
Well Mark was on Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain talking nation wide.He was not pissed..

Since: Dec 06

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#13 Aug 19, 2009
MISSU3 wrote:
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Sorry, but I would MUCH rather see a driver be passionate about not winning then one who doesn't seem to care as long as he's got a big bank account. Nice guys finish last and Jr is a good example. Who's been more fun to watch this year...Kyle charging from the back and going to the front or JR. speeding to the back and staying there? Jr. thought all his troubles were over when he left Teresa and DEI. No, he took his troubles and weaknesses with him.
Well since I hate Kyle's attitude and the way he moans and groans and runs off. I could care less
about where he is on the track. I know when he
hits the wall he get more cheers than the winner of the race. Been there and seen it...
DaleJr88fan

Georgetown, IN

#14 Aug 19, 2009
x jr fan wrote:
<quoted text>i am not a fan because i realized he's racing for the money and not to be a winner. you can tell in his interviews he don't care as long as he gets paid. he said many times he races just for fun and it shows. he should show a little emotion when something happens to him on the track he'll laugh about it and go on like he can care less
What interviews are you watching?? I've seen him say he 'loves to race because it IS fun', not that he only 'does it for fun'. He's also said he feels lucky to get to do something he loves. I don't get that impression at all, and Jr has not shown any real emotion in his interviews since he was fined for saying a 4 letter word during an interview, one in which he was celebrating, not badmouthing the sport or another driver. It's not that he doesn't care. Oh sure, there's been a few times he's been knocked off the track by someone else's carelessness when I've wanted to see him 'go off' on the person too but he doesn't. It's called class. Everybody has their favorite driver(s) and if he's not yours....there's other forums is all I'm saying. Every thread that gets started on here always ends up the same regardless of the topic....it always ends up being the haters against the fans. what a shame.
x jr fan

Dayton, TN

#15 Aug 19, 2009
DaleJr88fan wrote:
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What interviews are you watching?? I've seen him say he 'loves to race because it IS fun', not that he only 'does it for fun'. He's also said he feels lucky to get to do something he loves. I don't get that impression at all, and Jr has not shown any real emotion in his interviews since he was fined for saying a 4 letter word during an interview, one in which he was celebrating, not badmouthing the sport or another driver. It's not that he doesn't care. Oh sure, there's been a few times he's been knocked off the track by someone else's carelessness when I've wanted to see him 'go off' on the person too but he doesn't. It's called class. Everybody has their favorite driver(s) and if he's not yours....there's other forums is all I'm saying. Every thread that gets started on here always ends up the same regardless of the topic....it always ends up being the haters against the fans. what a shame.
i would feel lucky too if i was the highest paid employee where i work and didn't have to worry about how i perform
WWE NASCAR

Sandy Hook, CT

#16 Aug 19, 2009
snow wrote:
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Well Mark was on Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain talking nation wide.He was not pissed..
Dave Despain is a dork!

Since: Jul 08

United States

#17 Aug 19, 2009
I'll get excited about a third place finish if I want too. Hell, I will get excited about him finishing 30th if it pleased me to do so. I don't think Junior was saying he wasn't getting what Jimmie and Jeff. He is starting to get his stuff more like their stuff is what I got out of it. I know when Lance got over there, they said he was shocked at some of the things Tony Jr had goin on there.

“BOO!!! Ya'll!”

Since: Apr 07

Las Cruces, NM

#18 Aug 19, 2009
x jr fan wrote:
<quoted text>i am not a fan because i realized he's racing for the money and not to be a winner. you can tell in his interviews he don't care as long as he gets paid. he said many times he races just for fun and it shows. he should show a little emotion when something happens to him on the track he'll laugh about it and go on like he can care less
News flash, Jr. makes the majority of his money from endorsements, not driving the car! So to say he is racing for the money is totally off base!!! I have heard him say that driving is "fun" also, but I have never heard him say that is the only reason he races!!!

Since: Mar 08

Topix Bar & Grill

#19 Aug 19, 2009
jrw wrote:
<quoted text>Honestly, I don't think those were his exact words.. However, I do think what he did say, was he is Finally using their setup.. As I am sure you realize that just because one is from the same team doesn't mean they set their cars up the same. Each driver likes a different driving style, so therefore the setup will differ. I think that is what Jr. was saying.. He has had great equipment at HMS. and we all know that.
From what I understand Jr was using cars with different setups then the others and then he and Tony Jr were implementing ones he used at DEI. I guess they finally realized the two didn't mesh.

I agree, I don't think Jr was saying he had bad equipment.

Didn't Jimmie or Jeff even say recently that they decided to use the other's setups? So it wasn't just Jr making comments.
jrw

Glen Burnie, MD

#20 Aug 20, 2009
ABfan wrote:
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From what I understand Jr was using cars with different setups then the others and then he and Tony Jr were implementing ones he used at DEI. I guess they finally realized the two didn't mesh.
I agree, I don't think Jr was saying he had bad equipment.
Didn't Jimmie or Jeff even say recently that they decided to use the other's setups? So it wasn't just Jr making comments.
I'm not sure about JJ, JG not to answer you short... but I do know Jr. said he, Lance are now leaning more towards the setups that the 48, 24,5 are using.. but even those three use somewhat of a different setup.. As each driver has a different driving style.
The naysayers never pay attention to what is being said ..they just hear one word, and are ready to bash, trash.
He's our driver , and as long as we are happy w/him..why the hell do they even care??? lol Too funny it is!
Take care, have a great day gal:-)

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