Contrite Earnhardt Jr. accepts respon...

Contrite Earnhardt Jr. accepts responsibility for mistakes

There are 29 comments on the www.superiortelegram.com story from Feb 20, 2009, titled Contrite Earnhardt Jr. accepts responsibility for mistakes. In it, www.superiortelegram.com reports that:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. made it absolutely clear. When it comes to incidents on the racetrack or mistakes on pit road, the buck stops squarely with the driver of the No.

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DFJ in Fla

Apopka, FL

#1 Feb 20, 2009
Way to man-up, Dale, Jr. That's why we all love ya. Win one for all of us.
MISSU3

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Feb 20, 2009
Now Jr. knows how Teresa felt when the media and fans all pounced on her. Glad it stepped up. I knew it was intentional but he needed to accept responsibility for it. I bet he didn't have a very good week.
Green With Envy

Napa, CA

#3 Feb 20, 2009
MISSU3 wrote:
Now Jr. knows how Teresa felt when the media and fans all pounced on her. Glad it stepped up. I knew it was intentional but he needed to accept responsibility for it. I bet he didn't have a very good week.
I don't know what article you read but it wasn't the one this thread is based on! He admitted responsibility not intention!
Beth

Secaucus, NJ

#4 Feb 21, 2009
Green With Envy wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know what article you read but it wasn't the one this thread is based on! He admitted responsibility not intention!
get over it.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#5 Feb 21, 2009
Green With Envy wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know what article you read but it wasn't the one this thread is based on! He admitted responsibility not intention!
If you read the post carefully, I think they forgot to put the word NOT in front of intentional. It makes more sense that way to me.
I think is was a mistake, but I could be wrong.
magicgirl

United States

#6 Feb 21, 2009
DFJ in Fla wrote:
Way to man-up, Dale, Jr. That's why we all love ya. Win one for all of us.
well put

Since: Aug 07

Greenfield, IN

#7 Feb 23, 2009
DFJ in Fla wrote:
Way to man-up, Dale, Jr. That's why we all love ya. Win one for all of us.
Ditto. Well said.
Arnie

Katy, TX

#8 Feb 24, 2009
DFJ in Fla wrote:
Way to man-up, Dale, Jr. That's why we all love ya. Win one for all of us.
Man up? Is that what you call it when the jerk doesn't own up to his mistake until a week later and only after it becomes obvious that nobody is buying the lies and excuses? That's not a man, that's a pathetic whiner.

“Jr. Fan For Life”

Since: Feb 09

D-burg

#9 Feb 24, 2009
Arnie wrote:
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Man up? Is that what you call it when the jerk doesn't own up to his mistake until a week later and only after it becomes obvious that nobody is buying the lies and excuses? That's not a man, that's a pathetic whiner.
You're a pathetic loser! When the incident happened, everyone involved was still pumped up with adrenaline and when it's fresh on your mind you can't think straight and see your part in it all. After cooling down and having a few days to see what happened & think about it logically, he realized he had made a mistake. He admitted that and now all you people can move on and find another reason to hate on Jr. Get over it and yourselves.
Arnie

Katy, TX

#10 Feb 24, 2009
AJlovesJR wrote:
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You're a pathetic loser! When the incident happened, everyone involved was still pumped up with adrenaline and when it's fresh on your mind you can't think straight and see your part in it all. After cooling down and having a few days to see what happened & think about it logically, he realized he had made a mistake. He admitted that and now all you people can move on and find another reason to hate on Jr. Get over it and yourselves.
It takes him a full week to watch the video and see what the rest of the world saw the moment it happened? It took him a full week to fess up to the fact that he made another bonehead move on the track after making two stupid mistakes in the pits? He only apologized after his feet were held to the fire and he realized he wasn't going to be able to weasel out of it. Driving like that he still says he believes he had a car that could win? Well sure, he may have had a car that could win, problem was, the car didn't have a driver that could win. Junior should have been parked that day, and given time to think about his idiotic moves on and off the track and time to adjust his attitude.
Jim

Berlin, NH

#11 Feb 24, 2009
First it was all the signs were "pink" now it's "he wasn't paying attention"

Then "it was only an inch and NASCAR should look at that rule" now it's "I take full responsibility".

Hmmmm....
Arnie

Katy, TX

#12 Feb 24, 2009
Jim wrote:
First it was all the signs were "pink" now it's "he wasn't paying attention"
Then "it was only an inch and NASCAR should look at that rule" now it's "I take full responsibility".
Hmmmm....
For Junior to have a pink sign is appropriate, that's the color for whiny little girls and that's what Junior acts like.

Rather than expecting NASCAR to change the rules or allow him to break them, maybe he should just grow up and play by the rules. Maybe he should learn to compete and win, like a man.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#13 Feb 24, 2009
Jim wrote:
First it was all the signs were "pink" now it's "he wasn't paying attention"
Then "it was only an inch and NASCAR should look at that rule" now it's "I take full responsibility".
Hmmmm....
In the FULL DW interview he admitted the bit about the pink sign was just "trying to cover his ass". Although, I agree it was a bit late to come clean, he did come clean. As for waiting nearly a week to do it.....he came clean on his first opportunity. I don't think he should have called a press conference on Monday or anything crazy like that. If he did, he would have been bashed for that too. He is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. He cannot win with the bashers.

I did notice that his interview with DW was very real, honest, and comfortable. It was easy to see that when he is relaxed he is more articulate. I don't necessarily think that is a bad thing. Some people are just more comfortable out of the spotlight.

I personally think it is intrusive to stick a mic in someone's face after an accident. I think it bad business. Let cooler heads prevail.

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#14 Feb 24, 2009
I'm so glad that all you folks are so damn perfect you never make a mistake or do anything you need to apologize for. It really must be great to be able to sit in that glass house and not have to worry about anyone throwing a stone. Jr. didn't really act like he cared what any of you thought. He also let you know that there was a few of those cars that got tore up that didn't bother him either. I think Vickers and Shrub was who he was talking about if you haven't figured it out. It didn't bother me either.

Since: Jul 08

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#15 Feb 25, 2009
Whoyakidding wrote:
I'm so glad that all you folks are so damn perfect you never make a mistake or do anything you need to apologize for. It really must be great to be able to sit in that glass house and not have to worry about anyone throwing a stone. Jr. didn't really act like he cared what any of you thought. He also let you know that there was a few of those cars that got tore up that didn't bother him either. I think Vickers and Shrub was who he was talking about if you haven't figured it out. It didn't bother me either.
I thought it was Vickers and Busch too. I certainly had no problem with him saying he wasn't sorry for all the guys he took out. That's Junior. And why I am so proud to be his fan.
Jim

Berlin, NH

#16 Feb 25, 2009
Figuratively Speaking wrote:
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In the FULL DW interview he admitted the bit about the pink sign was just "trying to cover his ass". Although, I agree it was a bit late to come clean, he did come clean. As for waiting nearly a week to do it.....he came clean on his first opportunity. I don't think he should have called a press conference on Monday or anything crazy like that. If he did, he would have been bashed for that too. He is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. He cannot win with the bashers.
I did notice that his interview with DW was very real, honest, and comfortable. It was easy to see that when he is relaxed he is more articulate. I don't necessarily think that is a bad thing. Some people are just more comfortable out of the spotlight.
I personally think it is intrusive to stick a mic in someone's face after an accident. I think it bad business. Let cooler heads prevail.
I have not heard or read anything about an interview with DW nor can I find it.

Can you help?
Junior Nation

Bethesda, MD

#17 Feb 25, 2009
Jim wrote:
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I have not heard or read anything about an interview with DW nor can I find it.
Can you help?
It was during the pre-race show on FOX.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar
Jim

Berlin, NH

#18 Feb 25, 2009
Junior Nation wrote:
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It was during the pre-race show on FOX.
http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar
It's refreshing to hear him admit what a lame excuse it was, which by the way is what I've been saying all along.

As for how long it took to admit this, I wont comment. I think everyone knows it was all staged.
Junior Nation

Bethesda, MD

#19 Feb 25, 2009
Jim wrote:
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It's refreshing to hear him admit what a lame excuse it was, which by the way is what I've been saying all along.
As for how long it took to admit this, I wont comment. I think everyone knows it was all staged.
Now how did I know you would say that!
Jim

Berlin, NH

#20 Feb 25, 2009
Junior Nation wrote:
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Now how did I know you would say that!
Well did I?

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