Finally Some Answers About the Strugg...

Finally Some Answers About the Struggles of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

There are 50 comments on the bleacherreport.com story from May 18, 2009, titled Finally Some Answers About the Struggles of Dale Earnhardt Jr.. In it, bleacherreport.com reports that:

The debate rages on about what or who is to blame for the struggles that Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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“I am who I am”

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#1 May 18, 2009
So if this article has any creditability, then it boils down to the fact that everyone is sharing info but the not with the 88 team? Or the 88 team doesn't buy into the set up working for the other drivers?
Strange!

“BOO!!! Ya'll!”

Since: Apr 07

Las Cruces, NM

#2 May 18, 2009
lilbit88 wrote:
So if this article has any creditability, then it boils down to the fact that everyone is sharing info but the not with the 88 team? Or the 88 team doesn't buy into the set up working for the other drivers?
Strange!
I wonder who has the hard head! How could you doubt the brain trust from five other teams?

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#3 May 18, 2009
mrbreeze wrote:
<quoted text>I wonder who has the hard head! How could you doubt the brain trust from five other teams?
That's what I mean. Something is strange. lol

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#4 May 18, 2009
Either that or someone is very dumb! lol

“Just try me!”

Since: May 09

Victoria, TX

#5 May 18, 2009
Ego can get in the way of reason and truth. However, in this case I don't buy it. It appears more speculation than fact to me. It's not always the team with the most talent that wins. They have to find that desire which was there last year. When that happens, everything else will fall into place. I don't think it is a matter of them thinking they know better than everyone else. In my opinion, it is a matter of focus.

“BOO!!! Ya'll!”

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Las Cruces, NM

#6 May 18, 2009
lilbit88 wrote:
Either that or someone is very dumb! lol
I think the story has merit, Dave Moody is not one to lend his name to a load of hogwash! It makes more sense than anything else Ive heard!

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#7 May 18, 2009
mrbreeze wrote:
<quoted text>I think the story has merit, Dave Moody is not one to lend his name to a load of hogwash! It makes more sense than anything else Ive heard!
It's just that I can't comprehend not doing something that everyone having success is doing. Just weird! lol
It is speculation on his part but hey it could be right on the money. Who knows? lol
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Poetry

Saginaw, MI

#8 May 18, 2009
If that's true, it totally defeats the purpose of Dale going to Hendrick. When he made the jump, he talked about all the Hendrick information and how he couldn't wait to know everything they have. So, it'd be really odd if his team wasn't using that info.

At this point, trying anything would be an improvement.

“BOO!!! Ya'll!”

Since: Apr 07

Las Cruces, NM

#9 May 18, 2009
lilbit88 wrote:
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It's just that I can't comprehend not doing something that everyone having success is doing. Just weird! lol
It is speculation on his part but hey it could be right on the money. Who knows? lol
Take Care
Yeah you're right about that! I wonder whose team the HMS employee source is from.

Since: Feb 09

Shine on

#12 May 18, 2009
This is a satire.
CURIOUS

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#13 May 18, 2009
588RXIN09 wrote:
This is a satire.
what???

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#15 May 18, 2009
mrbreeze wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah you're right about that! I wonder whose team the HMS employee source is from.
Things that make you go HMMMMMMMMMM
jarhead

Schenectady, NY

#16 May 19, 2009
first you need a crew chief to share that info with!! Not a moron like tony jr who can't get the job done from start to finish! never going to happen this year,,rick needs to make the change for better or worse than we will know for sure!!!
Jr_Fan

Pubnico, Canada

#17 May 19, 2009
Article makes perfect sense to me and it says in a nutshell it's Eury Jr as the problem. He is the leader of the team, he oversees how the cars are built at the shop, tells them how to build and such and if that arrogant prick knows that the other 3 teams have a new chassis that works why not give it a try instead of using crap that doesn't. This is all the more reason to fire Eury Jr!!!!!!! Complete and utter waste of time, money and resources. Jr mayt as well be at DEI with the way Eury Jr runs things, he's ruining that team and Jr in the process.

Since: May 09

Kittanning, PA

#18 May 19, 2009
.....JR nation always blaming the Crew Chief....
Jr_Fan

Pubnico, Canada

#19 May 19, 2009
Ike KE5WDP wrote:
.....JR nation always blaming the Crew Chief....
Typical hater spewing the same story as well. When you're driver is in a slump are you going to say "oh my, my driver sucks time to root for someone new"; I doubt it. So f-off and leave this matter to Jr Nation.

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#20 May 19, 2009
The article makes perfect sense to me also. Change is hard to accept when you have had success with the way you were doing things. Tony Jr. is the crew chief but there is a lot of team engineers and others that have say so over the building of the cars. Rick really needs to massage the whole group of people concerned in the 88 team and maybe swap a few around within the other three teams.
3TOES

Pittsburgh, PA

#21 May 19, 2009
Why would you disrupt the other 3 teams when everything is working great within those teams? Why sacrifice 3 winning teams for the sake of one team that is not? Don't try to fix what is not broken, isolate the problem within the 88 team and fix it!!!! Nobody else driving a HMS car seems to be having a problem, including Tony S., Ryan N. and Brad K.
Junior Nation

Bethesda, MD

#22 May 19, 2009
3TOES wrote:
Why would you disrupt the other 3 teams when everything is working great within those teams? Why sacrifice 3 winning teams for the sake of one team that is not? Don't try to fix what is not broken, isolate the problem within the 88 team and fix it!!!! Nobody else driving a HMS car seems to be having a problem, including Tony S., Ryan N. and Brad K.
I'm with you on that. If it ain't broke don't break it. The other teams need to be left alone.

I don't know if this is really the situation but if it is.. it sure seems like something that can be fixed. Just need to knock a few heads around (including Jr & Tony Jr) and tell them flat out to get with the program.

Earl Keese

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Since: Apr 08

knoxville

#23 May 19, 2009
lilbit88 wrote:
So if this article has any creditability, then it boils down to the fact that everyone is sharing info but the not with the 88 team? Or the 88 team doesn't buy into the set up working for the other drivers?
Strange!
why share info w/ a driver who can't comprehend or utilize it ???
after awhile it you realize you're just spinning your wheels trying to keep him up speed and on the same level as the other three.

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