Earnhardt defends decision to drop Bires

Earnhardt defends decision to drop Bires

There are 26 comments on the NASCAR Winston Cup Scene story from Apr 17, 2010, titled Earnhardt defends decision to drop Bires. In it, NASCAR Winston Cup Scene reports that:

Kelly Bires' recent replacement at JR Motorsports for a Cup driver could have some young drivers slightly on edge about job security.

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#21 Apr 19, 2010
ohb wrote:
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You need to get a life and leave Dale Jr alone!! Maybe someone should take you by the hand and lead you to your driver!! You seem to enjoy posting crap about Dale Jr!!
for the record i have met my driver and have seen him win in person twice, WIN thats a word that jooooonyer just doesnt get then again he prob wins alot of the drinking games.. u know the thing that is importaint to him

Since: Jul 09

Des Plaines, IL

#22 Apr 19, 2010
Whoyakidding wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, I'm not so sure that Almirola and Bliss were "let go" as much as they decided to go. John Wes Townley was tearing up more than anyone could keep fixed. Almirola and Bliss have been all over the place and haven't done anything significant other than the one truck championship for Bliss. My problem with JRM letting Bires go so fast had more to do with the excuse Jr. gave for his departure. A lack of chemistry or communications is one of those two way things, it takes two to tango.
Bliss was let go last year from the James Finch car, as was Almirola this year from his ride. There were no excuses from JRM, there were facts presented but some want to think otherwise. If I am an owner, especially in this economic environment, I let someont go sooner rather than later due to money.

Grants Pass, OR

#23 Apr 20, 2010
Whoyakidding wrote:
Well, truthfully I hope Alpin works out for him. I would have thought trying to work through a communication problem with a driver would have been something of more significance to this particular team but maybe they thought it was something that was non-repairable. Someone that has required an untold amount of patience from others should be the first to show patience to others I think. If they thought Bires was good enough for the ride to bigin with, I just feel five or six weeks isn't enough time to decide he's a throw away. Hell, it's been five or six years for Jr.
If you were smart enough you would know this is a business. And do matter about the driving Jr. brings more money to the sport than any other driver. And there are a lot of other drivers in cup that don't have as good a record as Jr. in the last 5 years. He's there because the fans want him. And that and sponsers are where the money comes from.

New Hope, VA

#24 Apr 20, 2010
overr88ed wrote:
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for the record i have met my driver and have seen him win in person twice, WIN thats a word that jooooonyer just doesnt get then again he prob wins alot of the drinking games.. u know the thing that is importaint to him
How do you know what is important to Dale Jr? Just go to your driver's web page so you can post something besides crap!!

“I've been a bad girl”

Since: Jul 09


#25 Apr 21, 2010
Jim wrote:
Isn't it ironic for a guy who hasn't really produced (at the top level) in over five YEARS to fire a guy (in the minor level) after only five RACES.
I also find it ironic that when it comes to team chemistry it's KB fault and is fired, but in Jr. case they've changed EVERYTHING except the driver.
It's too bad KB last name isn't Earnhadt then he'd get a free pass too.
if i flush will you disapeer

Hooksett, NH

#26 Apr 22, 2010
GoodGirl BadIntentions wrote:
<quoted text>if i flush will you disapeer
No, but you will do us all a favor and rid us of yourself.

I'm guessing you're a double flusher.

Thanks and don't forget to jiggle the handle.

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