Over-40 drivers: Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, other veterans face critical year

Jan 14, 2013 Full story: Sporting News 58

This is a big year for NASCAR's Sprint Cup stars as they adjust to a new car and try to sustain the momentum from an intriguing 2012 season.

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manic 2

Windsor, CT

#21 Jan 21, 2013
48 SUCKS wrote:
the BIGGEST mistake NASCAR made in its history was to make the hypocrit DW the authority on proper behavior for the participants both on and off the track... Anyone who fell for that one, was not only a fan of Jeffro Gorodo, who never had ot live up to the same rules as all the rest, but they need to open their eyes and realize how many YEARS these drivers have been restrained, which gave the supposed squeaky clean CHEATERS the advantage because all the racers were told to get out of the way if he was coming behind them.... Wake Up and demand your sport, that you pay to watch or at least invest your time watching, BACK from the PC crew that truly has allowed CHEATERS to seem like they are the good guys, which is ludicrous.
THE reason why I Am NOT a NASCAR fan anymore is because of this hypocracy and the blatant LIES that pretend each and every week that the talented racer did something wrong while the cheaters are squeaky clean because that is what the media tells fans ot believe...
The real problem is...... YOU want people to live and breath by what {{{{YOU BELIEVE to be true}}}} When Tim Richmond was losing weight and not acting like himself . The drivers & team owners banded together went to NASCAR & made a formal complaint. NASCAR took action investigated . They did find high doses of drugs in his system . It turned out to be drugs for AIDS.Tim was allowed to drive & even won a couple of races before he became to weak to drive.When Toyota 1st year in the sport the team owners & drivers formed together asked NASCAR to look into the engine . They wanted to know if they were running legal .NASCAR investigated the engines. They were built EXACTLY by the rule book.But to shut up everyone up they took power away ( Which was BS!!!!!) The engines were legal NASCAR should have told everyone to SUCK IT UP & DEAL WITH IT.}} AGAIN I WRITE IF THE DRIVER & TEAM OWNERS FEEL SOMEONE IS DOPING OR RUNNING ILLEGAL ...ITS UP TO THEM TO TAKE ACTION & GO TO NASCAR .NASCAR CAN NOT RUN A RACE IF THE DRIVERS STRIKE. DEBI DECOT what U think of ANY race team does not MATTER . AND NEVER WILL. BUT i WILL STILL BET YOUR HYPOCRITE OF AN AZZ WILL BE SITTING IN THE BLEACHERS WATCHING RACING THIS YR. People mark my words . ROTFLMFAO!!!!!
manic 2

Windsor, CT

#22 Jan 21, 2013
If people followed drivers & team owners on twitter.The biggest share of the drivers & even the wife's all seem to get along.They pick on each other & joke all the time .But I think the trick is what happens on the track stays at the track. They do not let it consume their lives after the race is over.And this seems to be the big problem with race fans .Get over it you can not change it.It is water over the bridge.
manic 2

Windsor, CT

#23 Jan 21, 2013
48 SUCKS wrote:
the BIGGEST mistake NASCAR made in its history was to make the hypocrit DW the authority on proper behavior for the participants both on and off the track... Anyone who fell for that one, was not only a fan of Jeffro Gorodo, who never had ot live up to the same rules as all the rest, but they need to open their eyes and realize how many YEARS these drivers have been restrained, which gave the supposed squeaky clean CHEATERS the advantage because all the racers were told to get out of the way if he was coming behind them.... Wake Up and demand your sport, that you pay to watch or at least invest your time watching, BACK from the PC crew that truly has allowed CHEATERS to seem like they are the good guys, which is ludicrous.
THE reason why I Am NOT a NASCAR fan anymore is because of this hypocracy and the blatant LIES that pretend each and every week that the talented racer did something wrong while the cheaters are squeaky clean because that is what the media tells fans ot believe...
I have never been a fan of DW. But I can say one thing about the man He is a true CHRISTIAN lives & breathes by the writing of the Holy Bible attends Bible classes weekly.And a man that lives so deeply by the Holy book of god!!! You claim he is a LIAR and you tell people not to listen to him!!!! Lady when it comes right down to it you R no more a CHRISTIAN then ME!!!!!!
manic 2

Feeding Hills, MA

#24 Jan 21, 2013
CatRod53 wrote:
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When did Jeff Burton and his brother ever show an interest in being Nascar owners? I think the most outstanding accomplishment either had is Ward's Daytona 500 win. Nice guys yes, but not really outstanding Nascar careers.
I don't think your wish for Tony is going to come true anytime soon. He'll stop driving when he's not having fun anymore, and even as lousy as 2012 was for the 14 team, he's still coming back.
I have no respect for JG or Ray Evernham and do not doubt your comments about that.
Nascar isn't pulling the wool over anybody's eyes. The drivers, owners, media, sponsors,and fans all see the inconsistencies, but as long as Brian France, Mike Helton and Robin Pemberton are running the show things are not likely to get much better.
In truth it does not matter who is running the show . What people R complaining about now . It has been going on from the beginning of the sport. Go to your local Library. There R some great BIOs written about the sport going all the way back to the beginning. Same sh!t just a different era. J/S
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

#25 Jan 21, 2013
manic 2 wrote:
<quoted text>Again I ask what has this to do with RCR grandchildren?????
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1404897-ri...

This article puts does a real good job of spelling it out.

It doesn't matter to me one way or the other that he's putting all his eggs in one basket.
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

#26 Jan 21, 2013
manic 2 wrote:
If people followed drivers & team owners on twitter.The biggest share of the drivers & even the wife's all seem to get along.They pick on each other & joke all the time .But I think the trick is what happens on the track stays at the track. They do not let it consume their lives after the race is over.And this seems to be the big problem with race fans .Get over it you can not change it.It is water over the bridge.
Excellent post!
manic 2

Windsor, CT

#28 Jan 21, 2013
Wang wrote:
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Wartlip a worf in sheep crothing. You dufus rike Dare Jl Nation. Wang have blidge to serr. Lear cheap. You want?
I guess the old saying is right. YOU CAN NOT FIX STUPID. lmao!!!!! As far as DW goes he does take his Bible a little to serious . Constantly quoting the Bible its like ENOUGH ALREADY GIVE IT A BREAK. It IS LIKE RELIVING MY CHILDHOOD LOL. But good ole DW like him or hate him is a true CHRISTIAN . J/S
manic 2

Windsor, CT

#29 Jan 21, 2013
CatRod53 wrote:
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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1404897-ri...
This article puts does a real good job of spelling it out.
It doesn't matter to me one way or the other that he's putting all his eggs in one basket.
This is also something that has been going on for yrs in NASCAR. A lot of drivers have left teams to race for another teams thinking the GRASS WAS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RD.For some drivers it turned out to be the best decision they ever made. Worked out great:) But for some it blew up in their faces :( It is a chance a driver takes in this sport.Take Smoke how many people thought he was making a mistake leaving Gibbs for a race team that basically sucked!! But so far it seems to be working out great.Sometimes you have to take chances no matter how they turn out. J/S
manic 2

Feeding Hills, MA

#30 Jan 21, 2013
Stewart-Haas Racing &#8207;@StewartHaasRcng
Thinking Man. Tony Stewart moments before a TV interview. http://instagr.am/p/UwvQGZm84v/
( thinking????? I think the poor man is taking a nap LOL J/J )
manic 2

Feeding Hills, MA

#31 Jan 21, 2013
SiriusXM NASCAR &#8207;@SiriusXMNASCAR
Tony Stewart sitting down and chatting with @DGodfatherMoody and @Angieskinner5 live!!#SiriusXMSpeedway pic.twitter.com/wO5Rg86F
View photo
( Darn it can not think of the name of the commercial!! O to hell with it . But Smoke is looking like he need to fart and is in pain holding it in. LOL J/J
manic 2

Windsor, CT

#32 Jan 21, 2013
Bob Pockrass &#8207;@bobpockrass
Stewart still open for four-car 2014 stable: http://aol.sportingnews.com/nascar/story/2013... #NASCAR
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

#33 Jan 21, 2013
manic 2 wrote:
Bob Pockrass &#8207;@bobpockrass
Stewart still open for four-car 2014 stable: http://aol.sportingnews.com/nascar/story/2013... #NASCAR
His comments about going to 4 teams in 2014 remind me of his comments to the questions about Darian's future after the 2011 championship. Pretty wishy-washy.
old school fan

Fayetteville, NC

#34 Jan 21, 2013
I can remember the few times Morgan Shepherd has had funding for tires to run a entire race he has out run Danica in what amounts to shade tree build car vs. a Hendrick mobile. Don,t jump the gun on age vetrans have skills and a long standing Nascar fan base
manic 2

Manchester, CT

#36 Jan 21, 2013
CatRod53 wrote:
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His comments about going to 4 teams in 2014 remind me of his comments to the questions about Darian's future after the 2011 championship. Pretty wishy-washy.
I agree it does not look good 4 Ryan. And it is sad . Ryan puts so much work into anyone that sponsors him.He did so much with the Army went on training exercises to visiting vets in the hospital.Taking pics of himself & his family eating a bloom in onions at outback .And I still love the old commercials with the 4 idiots in the van for alltel <S?
manic 2

Manchester, CT

#37 Jan 21, 2013
old school fan wrote:
I can remember the few times Morgan Shepherd has had funding for tires to run a entire race he has out run Danica in what amounts to shade tree build car vs. a Hendrick mobile. Don,t jump the gun on age vetrans have skills and a long standing Nascar fan base
Very true a lot of drivers careers didn't take off until they were in their 40s. Times have changed.
manic 2

Manchester, CT

#38 Jan 21, 2013
Wang wrote:
<quoted text>
As child you often tord: Fat dlunk stupid no way to go thlough rife. Wang see you not risten to advice.
Dye hail Wartlip a flaud. You wise up!!! chop chop
Do U really think you R impressing anyone with you bigoted anti Asian remarks????
manic 2

Manchester, CT

#39 Jan 21, 2013
Well maybe this will turn things around at RCR. who knows?)
NASCAR on SPEED &#8207;@NASCARonSPEED
Richard Childress says @RCRracing added Bobby Hutchens as team's 1st engineer in 1989, now have around 30 engineers. Team just added 6 more.
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

#40 Jan 22, 2013
manic 2 wrote:
Well maybe this will turn things around at RCR. who knows?)
NASCAR on SPEED &#8207;@NASCARonSPEED
Richard Childress says @RCRracing added Bobby Hutchens as team's 1st engineer in 1989, now have around 30 engineers. Team just added 6 more.
Yeah, who knows? Personally and professionally the man has enough money to buy anything money can buy ... will that include a championship? J/A
Speedy

Taylorsville, NC

#41 Jan 22, 2013
old school fan wrote:
I can remember the few times Morgan Shepherd has had funding for tires to run a entire race he has out run Danica in what amounts to shade tree build car vs. a Hendrick mobile. Don,t jump the gun on age vetrans have skills and a long standing Nascar fan base
Morgans the man
manic 2

Windsor, CT

#42 Jan 22, 2013
CatRod53 wrote:
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Yeah, who knows? Personally and professionally the man has enough money to buy anything money can buy ... will that include a championship? J/A
Sorry I do not believe anyone can buy a Championship.HOW????? If this was true Penske<S? would have had a championship years ago . He is not a poor man. Manards Billion dollar father would have bought him a championships MANY TIMES OVER the man sure as hell has more then enough money.I stand by what I have written . If the drivers feel they R being cheated its up to them to take a stand.Do any of you people really believe Tony would waste his hard earned money on a race team if drivers & teams were cheating??? The man was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth . He has earned every single cent he has.

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