Hendrick Motorsportsa Dale Earnhardt Jr. learning whoa s who in Cup garage

Feb 8, 2009 Full story: Scene Daily 58

When Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks around the Sprint Cup garage, he doesn't recognize some of the cars he sees.

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Dalesgirl

United States

#1 Feb 9, 2009
Jr should concentrate on winning, not the underdogs. I will do that for him.
Jim

Beans Purchase, NH

#2 Feb 10, 2009
It's quite obvious the media will write anything to put out a story about Jr.

Does anyone really care if he doesn't know some of the cars?
Junior Nation

United States

#3 Feb 10, 2009
Jim wrote:
It's quite obvious the media will write anything to put out a story about Jr.
Does anyone really care if he doesn't know some of the cars?
Jim, if you have been watching any of the preseason programs you will see that all the drivers were making comments about not know who's in what car and what cars they are. They all have been talking about looking in their mirrors and not knowing who's pushing them.

Give it a rest, will you please.
Christy88

San Antonio, TX

#4 Feb 10, 2009
Morning JN! I see things are still the same around here. I bet Jim couldn't go one day with out posting a comment about Jr or Jr's fans. But hell whatever. What did you think about the race the other night?
Junior Nation

United States

#5 Feb 10, 2009
Christy88 wrote:
Morning JN! I see things are still the same around here. I bet Jim couldn't go one day with out posting a comment about Jr or Jr's fans. But hell whatever. What did you think about the race the other night?
It was a wreckfest...I was just happy to finally see cars on the track. Hey, I was doing the same thing as the drivers. I'd see a car and I was like... oh no Smoke went around but of course it was Joey... the same thing with the 12, being David Stremme instead of Newman, the 43, 96, 07, 44, 00 and the list goes on and on... Man it's been a silly OFF season.

Can't wait until this weekend!!
Jim

Beans Purchase, NH

#6 Feb 10, 2009
Junior Nation wrote:
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Jim, if you have been watching any of the preseason programs you will see that all the drivers were making comments about not know who's in what car and what cars they are. They all have been talking about looking in their mirrors and not knowing who's pushing them.
Give it a rest, will you please.
You missed my point.

The media will find anything to place his name on an article.

“JRW 88 Fan 4 Life!!”

Since: Jul 07

EARNHARDTVILLE

#7 Feb 10, 2009
Jim wrote:
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You missed my point.
The media will find anything to place his name on an article.
Yes they do, i agree ..But that isn't Jr's fault.
I would think he gets tired of every move he makes being reported that is the MEDIA for ya.
Anyways that's my take on it!!
Jim ,you are gonna upset Foster, if you keep hounding his sons owner!,lol
Have a great day:-)
Junior Nation

United States

#8 Feb 10, 2009
Jim wrote:
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You missed my point.
The media will find anything to place his name on an article.
No Jim, I did not miss your point. All I'm saying is please stop. I just don't understand why everytime a story gets posted on the Dale Jr topix forum you have to start in on it. Why can't just 1 thread go without the nonsense.

Now to get back to the actually topic of this story. I hope some of these small newbie teams have a great year. And I hope that all the drivers get use to who is who. You know like the red Office Depot car is Smoke now instead of Carl.

“SEMPER FIDELIS”

Since: Jun 08

Sallisaw OK

#9 Feb 10, 2009
Jim wrote:
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You missed my point.
The media will find anything to place his name on an article.
LOSER LOSER LOSER LOSER LOSER LOSER LOSER LOSER.
JIM IS THE RING LEADER OF THE CIRCUS

“JRW 88 Fan 4 Life!!”

Since: Jul 07

EARNHARDTVILLE

#10 Feb 10, 2009
Jr Rocks wrote:
<quoted text> LOSER LOSER LOSER LOSER LOSER LOSER LOSER LOSER.
JIM IS THE RING LEADER OF THE CIRCUS
Hey you! how ya doing? Are you going to play in the race pool this yr?
Menard Vickers Fan

Guelph, Canada

#11 Feb 10, 2009
Dale should know the #75 car. It's the second season for that team. History facts for Jr & his little group of so-called fans: Derrike Cope won the 1990 Daytona 500. It was one of many Daytona 500's that Sr. didn't win.

Now how hard is it too learn a few drivers and car numbers.

“Sit on it! ”

Since: Jun 08

Kyle Universe

#12 Feb 10, 2009
He wasn't driving the 75 car. He was driving the Purolator Number 10 car. I should know I've seen the 1990 500 many times on Nascar Classics. and That 75 car has been around since the mid 90's I believe.
Junior Nation

United States

#13 Feb 10, 2009
Menard Vickers Fan wrote:
Dale should know the #75 car. It's the second season for that team. History facts for Jr & his little group of so-called fans: Derrike Cope won the 1990 Daytona 500. It was one of many Daytona 500's that Sr. didn't win.
Now how hard is it too learn a few drivers and car numbers.
Derrike Cope has not raced in a Cup race since 2006.

http://www.nascar.com/drivers/dps/dcope00/cup...
Menard Vickers Fan

Guelph, Canada

#14 Feb 10, 2009
18chick wrote:
He wasn't driving the 75 car. He was driving the Purolator Number 10 car. I should know I've seen the 1990 500 many times on Nascar Classics. and That 75 car has been around since the mid 90's I believe.
Cope is in the #75 for the 2009 Daytona 500. Everyone knows he was in the #10 back in 1990. Big F-ing deal about Nascar Classics. True Nascar fans watched the 1990 Daytona 500 live and not on replay.
Menard Vickers Fan

Guelph, Canada

#15 Feb 10, 2009
Junior Nation wrote:
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Derrike Cope has not raced in a Cup race since 2006.
http://www.nascar.com/drivers/dps/dcope00/cup...
Look it up one more time. Martinsville 2008. DNQ because of rain.
Jim

Beans Purchase, NH

#16 Feb 10, 2009
Junior Nation wrote:
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No Jim, I did not miss your point. All I'm saying is please stop. I just don't understand why everytime a story gets posted on the Dale Jr topix forum you have to start in on it. Why can't just 1 thread go without the nonsense.
Now to get back to the actually topic of this story. I hope some of these small newbie teams have a great year. And I hope that all the drivers get use to who is who. You know like the red Office Depot car is Smoke now instead of Carl.
I'm sorry that you see it as nonsense.

I think my point and question are very legit.

Why does the media have to turn a NASCAR story into a "Jr." story?
Junior Nation

United States

#17 Feb 10, 2009
Jim wrote:
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I'm sorry that you see it as nonsense.
I think my point and question are very legit.
Why does the media have to turn a NASCAR story into a "Jr." story?
You'll have to redirect your question to the media. None of us on here write the stories.
Junior Nation

United States

#18 Feb 10, 2009
Menard Vickers Fan wrote:
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Look it up one more time. Martinsville 2008. DNQ because of rain.
Which means he did not race. He has not raced in Cup since 2006.
95 Thunderbird

Kitchener, Canada

#19 Feb 10, 2009
Jim wrote:
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I'm sorry that you see it as nonsense.
I think my point and question are very legit.
Why does the media have to turn a NASCAR story into a "Jr." story?
Sell tickets, Sell tickets, Sell tickets and Sell tickets.

Dale Jr. is no Bobby Dragon
Whoyakidding

Cary, NC

#20 Feb 10, 2009
Menard Vickers Fan wrote:
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Look it up one more time. Martinsville 2008. DNQ because of rain.
JN said he had not RACED since 06. Failing to qualify doesn't qualify as RACING. As for Cope's 1990 win, that was a gimme, he just happened to be at the right place at the right time, nothing but good luck. His two wins in 1990 were also his only top fives for the year. Cope has a total of 6 top fives that span a career all the way back to 1982. I would not be planning on coming down from Canada for his induction into the Hall of Fame anytime soon.

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