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There are 10 comments on the Racing Milestones story from Jan 11, 2007, titled Interstate Batteries to Sponsor Two J.J. Yeley Entries in Chili.... In it, Racing Milestones reports that:

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver J.J. Yeley and Interstate Batteries announced today they will team up for the 21st annual Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Okla., with the local Interstate All Battery Center retail store ...

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jj 18 fan

O Fallon, MO

#4 Jan 11, 2007
You guys are dorks,,,he was a ROOKIE last year...give'um a break!!!

Since: Dec 06

Charlotte, NC

#6 Jan 12, 2007
Give JJ a chance, he'll prove himself. I didn't see any of the other rookies do anything spectatcular. So if JJ gets the boot, so do all of the other rooks. Plus he still finished better than many veteran drivers. I think he'll break out this year!!!
jj 18 fan

O Fallon, MO

#10 Jan 13, 2007
Hey Jr in must like JJ a lot because you have wrote about two pages of commentary on him!!!!Its kind of like when a guy complains about his girlfriend all the time but ends up married to Go 18 !!!!! I hope you dont jump off a bridge when yeley wins his first race this year!!!
jj 18 fan

O Fallon, MO

#13 Jan 13, 2007
I appreciate the two page explanation. But YOU did say in your two-page manifesto "...I questioned why he was in a race car, but this year he proved that he is a caliber stock car driver(David Reutiman)...If you were wrong once, then maybe you can be wrong again??? I don't think people should be too quick to judge after one season. As I said before, give'um a break. Everyone doesn't succeed immediately.
jj 18 fan

O Fallon, MO

#14 Jan 13, 2007
Sorry it was Paul Menard not Reutiman in the above paragraph in paranethesis.

Since: Dec 06

Charlotte, NC

#15 Jan 14, 2007
Jr in 07 wrote:
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And as far as comparin rookies, Hamlin made the chase and won a couple of Cup races as well as won twice in the Busch series, Reed Sorenson in his rookie season in the Busch series won a couple race and even lead the points a couple times. Clint Bowyer won a Busch race last year and almost won the Busch championship in 2005 against Truex. Truex's record speaks for itself with two Busch championships and wrappin up his rookie year with a runner up finish at Homestead against Greg Biffle. Stremme's a no talent like ive said since last year and hasnt shown anything good in the Busch series as well as Cup and the same goes for Yeley. I say the same this year for David Regan and Montoya, although they havent had much time to prove themselves, so ill give them a lil time, they could prove me wrong. I think Menard and Jon Wood are good race car drivers with Menard's past year in Busch and Jon Wood's success he had in the truck series drivin for Jon Wood, although he'll have subpar equipment so it may not show his true talent. Reutiman may be good this year, i doubt Toyota will be real competitive this year, but when they do, he might suprise me. AJ Allemdeinger again has shown to me he can drive a stock car, but again not much time in stock cars either. In the end, i think Yeley and Stremme have had plenty of time to show that if they had any talent in Nascar, they've had more than enough time to show some signs of it, but i havent seen any yet and there maybe a few more i might feel that way bout in due time as well.
Dude!!! Nobody was looking for a disertation! Just because you have a PhD in NASCAR doesn't change my opinion of Yeley. I like the guy. I think he's a great driver, has a great personality and given a little more experience, he will be a star. It's MY opinion and I am entitled to MY opinion. So since you are the expert, how come YOU aren't working at the race shops making the calls? Don't take the sport so seriously, cause that's all it is - a sport!!!

Columbus, NC

#16 Jan 14, 2007
anderson 24 wrote:
<quoted text>i dont see him ever winning??????????
Wow- I don't understand your opinion of Yeley at all. He comes from the same line as Jeff does.
Jeff had a heap of Metal too, and if you look closer at JJ's season- It was tires- and other stuff.
Labonte finished out his last year in the #18 at Gibbs, 25th in points. JJ would have been in 26th if not for his crew running him out of gas the last race.
Its a team effort and not all the blame can be given to JJ.
And comparing JJ to Hamlin is Apples and Oranges. Dennys been in a Stock car since he was knee high to a grasshopper.
JJ comes from Sprint cars. He finished 2nd to Tony in the Chili Bowl last night. JJ had a WHOLE lot more to learn when coming to NASCAR. Joe and JD knew that. I am sure that they also knew that this was not going to be a stellar season for JJ. They would have liked him in the Busch series for one more year. And I am not sure how anyone can say he did not do anything in the Busch series? Denny finished 4th. JJ finished 5th in points this past year after finishing 11th in his first full year. That improvement. He finished higher than his good friend Paul Menard in the Busch series. Paul and JJ really started thier NASCAR careers at the same time. I would say they are both progressing fine.
I am not really sure what JJ did to upset you all, cause he is a really great driver.
J.J. will be so much fun to watch for years. He is quite the charactor.
I am really excited to see how he is going to do in the COT.
jj 18 fan

O Fallon, MO

#20 Jan 14, 2007
I root for the underdog...I dont jump on Bandwagons either. Yeleys my driver...loser or not. I have more guts rooting for a no-name, never won a race driver than those that wear a stweart, johnson or gordon hat. At least give me credit for doing that.

Anchorage, AK

#21 Apr 15, 2007
I don't like the guy just for the simple fact that he always comes off as a real jerk in his interviews. Don't get me wrong, I fully understand that you have to be a bit cocky in that environment, but lets be honest... in no way, shape or form, does this guy's Cup performance back his attitude (or ego, for that matter).

Since: Jan 07

Dahlonega, GA

#22 Apr 15, 2007
LOL He is a real humble guy- Thats not cocky, that is just JJ being funny.
This camera thing is pretty new to him and he is from dirt tracks. If you go to and watch some of the movies and listen to his interviews you will see what I mean.

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