Non-Chase Driver Races Hard Against G...

Non-Chase Driver Races Hard Against Gordon, Johnson

There are 53 comments on the WSOCTV story from Oct 21, 2007, titled Non-Chase Driver Races Hard Against Gordon, Johnson. In it, WSOCTV reports that:

“I had my nose at his left rear tire at the start-finish line getting the white flag. It's over.”

With all eyes on Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon and their domination of Martinsville Speedway, suddenly there was Ryan Newman on Sunday, duking it out with both at the end. via WSOCTV

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“JRW 88 Fan 4 Life!!”

Since: Jul 07

EARNHARDTVILLE

#44 Oct 26, 2007
relish wrote:
no shitt! i'm glad i'm not famous with cameras following me around! i'd make tony look like a choir boy!
<quoted text>
I bet ..lol

“Save the drama fer yer mama!!!”

Since: Mar 07

North Cackalacky

#45 Oct 26, 2007
I agree with you. I think and will always believe that Dale wanted ALL of his kids to be a part of the family business and shame on Theresa for not allowing that to happen.
TB Chief wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, Junior was raised mostly by his father but was rarely with him after the fire he and his mothers' family had. He and Kelly went to boarding school while their dad raced. Later Kerry went to live with his Dad and he and Junior lived in a mobile home on the property. They started racing at the same time sharing a car their Dad bought and they worked on. Their childhoods are not all that different except Junior went to his Dads' at an earlier age. Junior was not groomed to race like say Mark Martins' kid is now. He earned his oppurtunities and did better than Kerry. Had Kerry done better with his chances who knows what might have happened? The wierd thing is, all this may have never happened had it not been for a fire that destroyed Juniors' mothers' home down. Senior did not get custody in a battle. Kelly and Dale were just kind of dumped there. Teresa never did not want or love those two kids and this is a well documented fact. I resent Dale Senior some for him not demanding Teresa accept his kids. It should have been "If you love me then you love my kids or else". He was not the Worlds greatest father and that is why I think he built DEI for his kids to inherit and for him to make amends with his kids. I will always hate Teresa for not including Dales kids in the operation of DEI. It should have been a proud families busines and meant to last for generations. I think that is what Dale SR wanted and no one will change my mind!
WWE NASCAR

Trumbull, CT

#46 Oct 26, 2007
Over heard in the Hendrick garage: "Send DEI a few more of those rejected motors, those dummys can't even build their own motors"

“GO JGR & DEI”

Since: Aug 07

AKA "Evan"

#47 Oct 26, 2007
TB Chief wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, Junior was raised mostly by his father but was rarely with him after the fire he and his mothers' family had. He and Kelly went to boarding school while their dad raced. Later Kerry went to live with his Dad and he and Junior lived in a mobile home on the property. They started racing at the same time sharing a car their Dad bought and they worked on. Their childhoods are not all that different except Junior went to his Dads' at an earlier age. Junior was not groomed to race like say Mark Martins' kid is now. He earned his oppurtunities and did better than Kerry. Had Kerry done better with his chances who knows what might have happened? The wierd thing is, all this may have never happened had it not been for a fire that destroyed Juniors' mothers' home down. Senior did not get custody in a battle. Kelly and Dale were just kind of dumped there. Teresa never did not want or love those two kids and this is a well documented fact. I resent Dale Senior some for him not demanding Teresa accept his kids. It should have been "If you love me then you love my kids or else". He was not the Worlds greatest father and that is why I think he built DEI for his kids to inherit and for him to make amends with his kids. I will always hate Teresa for not including Dales kids in the operation of DEI. It should have been a proud families busines and meant to last for generations. I think that is what Dale SR wanted and no one will change my mind!
Yes, except the Hating DEI part, I agree, and know this, but understand what I said, Dale is not the driver or even close to the driver his father was because of the way he was raised, didnt have to work for it....

and Dale wound NOT have the fans he has without the last name, he is a middle of the pack driver at best, his dad, best of all time, difference comes from their backgrounds!

Have fun TB, I do not wish to argue this point, I understand why people love him, I just dont think he has earned it like the rest of the drivers..

“GO JGR & DEI”

Since: Aug 07

AKA "Evan"

#48 Oct 26, 2007
Holy Moly wrote:
I agree with you. I think and will always believe that Dale wanted ALL of his kids to be a part of the family business and shame on Theresa for not allowing that to happen.<quoted text>
Yes, Because thats what DALE SR wanted, is sooooooo true, that is the only reason that Jr has the ride he has, and you guys all love him, he wouldnt even be a blimp on the Nascar rader without his daddy, no better then a say..... Martin Truex Jr, sorry but thats how i see it
Jade

Dayton, OH

#49 Oct 27, 2007
HMM..I THINK JR. HAS PROVEN HE CAN RUN WITH THE BIG BOYS...AND IF WE ARE GOING TO COMPARE NAMES HERE..PETTY?..WHAT HAS HE DONE??..I'M NOT TRYING TO START ANY CRAP..IT'S JUST HOW DO WE KNOW HOW SR. FELT ABOUT HIS CHILDREN..ALOT OF MEN CAN'T SAY THOSE 3 LIL WORDS, DOESN'T MEAN THEY DON'T LOVE THEIR KIDS..AND YES SR. MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN NASCAR WITHOUT A FAMOUS FATHER..BUT I FEEL IF JR. DIDNT HAVE THE TALENT HIS DADDY WOULD HAVE TOLD HIM. AND AS FOR TERESA, HOPE SEE CAN LIVE WITH HERSELF !!...AGAIN JUST MY OPINION...HAVE A GREAT NIGHT ALL :)

“GO JGR & DEI”

Since: Aug 07

AKA "Evan"

#50 Oct 28, 2007
Jade wrote:
HMM..I THINK JR. HAS PROVEN HE CAN RUN WITH THE BIG BOYS...AND IF WE ARE GOING TO COMPARE NAMES HERE..PETTY?..WHAT HAS HE DONE??..I'M NOT TRYING TO START ANY CRAP..IT'S JUST HOW DO WE KNOW HOW SR. FELT ABOUT HIS CHILDREN..ALOT OF MEN CAN'T SAY THOSE 3 LIL WORDS, DOESN'T MEAN THEY DON'T LOVE THEIR KIDS..AND YES SR. MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN NASCAR WITHOUT A FAMOUS FATHER..BUT I FEEL IF JR. DIDNT HAVE THE TALENT HIS DADDY WOULD HAVE TOLD HIM. AND AS FOR TERESA, HOPE SEE CAN LIVE WITH HERSELF !!...AGAIN JUST MY OPINION...HAVE A GREAT NIGHT ALL :)
Kyle or Richard?

and in no way do I feel that Jr doesnt have the talent, I just feel that he gets a slight advantage over the other drivers, everything always easier for Jr, then you average driver, thats why he'll fit right in with HMS!

Have a good one! Hope Jr can win one last race for DEI before he goes to that "other" team
Jade

Dayton, OH

#51 Oct 29, 2007
ELW 20 wrote:
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Kyle or Richard?
and in no way do I feel that Jr doesnt have the talent, I just feel that he gets a slight advantage over the other drivers, everything always easier for Jr, then you average driver, thats why he'll fit right in with HMS!
Have a good one! Hope Jr can win one last race for DEI before he goes to that "other" team
KYLE OF COURSE..AND I AM GLAD JR. IS GOING TO HMS..JEFF IS MY FAVORITE DRIVER..BUT I FEEL JR. HAS ALOT MORE PRESSURE ON HIM BECAUSE OF WHO HIS FATHER WAS..WHAT DO YOU THINK THE SLIGHT ADVANTAGE IS? I DON'T GET IT...HAVE A GREAT DAY..:)

“DONT TREAD ON ME!!!!!!!!!!”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#52 Oct 29, 2007
I can see both sides hear but the fact of the mater is that before Jr was even in the bush series JR had to work to race just like any other person trying to make it big. And if SR noticed JR making a mistake while working on his own race car SR would not say anything to correct him because he wanted JR to learn on his own, JR worked to get where he is and not handed a thing. Heck Tony Sr had to tell Dale Sr to give Jr a ride because he saw a lot of talent in the young Earnhardt. Then the rest is history, two seasons in the bush series witch were both championchip years for the DEI bush series operation then cup in 2000.Jr worked his way up just like any other local person on your local tracks. Just read DRIVER 8 it is a good book i anyone wants to know about how Jr came up and his rookie year.
Jade

Dayton, OH

#53 Oct 29, 2007
Keith S wrote:
I can see both sides hear but the fact of the mater is that before Jr was even in the bush series JR had to work to race just like any other person trying to make it big. And if SR noticed JR making a mistake while working on his own race car SR would not say anything to correct him because he wanted JR to learn on his own, JR worked to get where he is and not handed a thing. Heck Tony Sr had to tell Dale Sr to give Jr a ride because he saw a lot of talent in the young Earnhardt. Then the rest is history, two seasons in the bush series witch were both championchip years for the DEI bush series operation then cup in 2000.Jr worked his way up just like any other local person on your local tracks. Just read DRIVER 8 it is a good book i anyone wants to know about how Jr came up and his rookie year.
HI KEITH..WELL SAID..I LIKE JR. I THINK HE HAS ALOT OF TALENT, I JUST HOPE MR. HENGRICK DOESN'T TRY TO CHANGE JRS. IMAGE.. BUT I AM EXCITED TO SEE WHAT JR. WILL DO WITH THAT HENDRICK HORSE POWER..I LOOK FOR HIM TO GIVE JEFF AND JJ A GOOD RUN, YOU KNOW HE ISN'T AFRAID TO MIX IT UP A LIL..LOL..HAVE A GREAT NIGHT..:)

“DONT TREAD ON ME!!!!!!!!!!”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#54 Oct 29, 2007
Jade wrote:
<quoted text>HI KEITH..WELL SAID..I LIKE JR. I THINK HE HAS ALOT OF TALENT, I JUST HOPE MR. HENGRICK DOESN'T TRY TO CHANGE JRS. IMAGE.. BUT I AM EXCITED TO SEE WHAT JR. WILL DO WITH THAT HENDRICK HORSE POWER..I LOOK FOR HIM TO GIVE JEFF AND JJ A GOOD RUN, YOU KNOW HE ISN'T AFRAID TO MIX IT UP A LIL..LOL..HAVE A GREAT NIGHT..:)
I hear ya! After testing today Jr said he can notice a big difference in the way Hendrick cars turn,he said they turn way smother than DEI cars.
you see

Haverhill, MA

#55 Oct 29, 2007
through the turns or into the garage?
Keith S wrote:
<quoted text>
I hear ya! After testing today Jr said he can notice a big difference in the way Hendrick cars turn,he said they turn way smother than DEI cars.

“DONT TREAD ON ME!!!!!!!!!!”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#56 Oct 29, 2007
you see wrote:
through the turns or into the garage?
<quoted text>
There was not a DEI engine in the car so he was able to complete today's testing so i would have to say in the corners.

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