Dale Jr. to RCR? Not as Outlandish as You Might Think

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Think about it: Harvick could join Stewart Haas Racing as a third driver . Harvick leaves RCR and Junior arrives, just in time for the 10th anniversary of his late father's death at Daytona International Speedway.

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x jr fan

United States

#185 Nov 4, 2009
Dale Sr won all of his 7 championships when all the races counted, there's no telling how many he would have ended up with under the chase format

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#186 Nov 4, 2009
A lot of old school racing champions could 'afford' to win. One of the things I disliked most about the old school racing... if you had more money, you were going to kick lesser-funded teams' asses. I pretty much didn't even like NASCAR simply because it seemed like the best funded team was always going to dominate. This holds true still, it seems, but it at least appears the competition is much closer, and the cars are for the most part, more 'equal'.
WWE NASCAR

Florham Park, NJ

#187 Nov 4, 2009
x jr fan wrote:
Dale Sr won all of his 7 championships when all the races counted, there's no telling how many he would have ended up with under the chase format
NASCAR would have made sure he won a few. If old Dale raced against todays drivers, under todays rules, he would have won zero!

Since: Apr 07

United States

#188 Nov 4, 2009
alpinedigital wrote:
A lot of old school racing champions could 'afford' to win. One of the things I disliked most about the old school racing... if you had more money, you were going to kick lesser-funded teams' asses. I pretty much didn't even like NASCAR simply because it seemed like the best funded team was always going to dominate. This holds true still, it seems, but it at least appears the competition is much closer, and the cars are for the most part, more 'equal'.
The difference between then and now is what?

Who spends more, or gets more manufacturer support than Hendrick?

I don't get what you are trying to say. Racing is full of great teams/organizations who have been well funded and supported.

Penske in Indycar
Petty, RCR, Hendrick in NASCAR
Garlits in NHRA
Ganassi in Grand-American
Ferrari and McLaren in F1

The little guy gets the occasional upset, but no consistancy can be gained when the car you win in gets obsoleted the next year due to manufacturer involvement going directly to manufacturer supported teams.

That is not a NASCAR thing, that is a RACING thing.

Since: Apr 07

United States

#189 Nov 4, 2009
WWE NASCAR wrote:
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NASCAR would have made sure he won a few. If old Dale raced against todays drivers, under todays rules, he would have won zero!
Petty, Earnhardt, Pearson, Yarborough, Allison and Johnson would have won championships under any championship format.

Since: Feb 09

Kansa City, Mo. now Dexter

#190 Nov 4, 2009
WWE NASCAR wrote:
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The reality is Jeff is coming to the end of his career. He's still racing the best equipment, but all things being equal he can't run with Johnson. Jeff and Johnson are both far superior to old Dale, and forget Jr, he's running he blows, he should retire.
That's silly why in the hell would somebody retire in the prime of their life and making about 50 million a year. at first your comment sounded like you new a little about racing. The last one showed you don't.

Since: Apr 07

United States

#191 Nov 4, 2009
jhdetailing wrote:
<quoted text> That's silly why in the hell would somebody retire in the prime of their life and making about 50 million a year. at first your comment sounded like you new a little about racing. The last one showed you don't.
Like Earnhardt Sr. before his death, Gordon has a lot going on OUTSIDE the racing world, including being a father. He has a wife who he absolutely adores and frankly I don't think she wants him out there.

He's made enough money, won enough races and championships. He's a first ballot hall of fame driver and is set for life.

He could walk away tomorrow, but...

Racing is all Jeff Gordon has ever known and he is still a young man. It is hard for any human being to give up what you do best under any circumstances.
x jr fan

United States

#192 Nov 4, 2009
WWE NASCAR wrote:
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NASCAR would have made sure he won a few. If old Dale raced against todays drivers, under todays rules, he would have won zero!
Dale Sr is twice as good as Martin and he's smoking everybody's azz but JJ's
WWE NASCAR

Florham Park, NJ

#193 Nov 4, 2009
jhdetailing wrote:
<quoted text> That's silly why in the hell would somebody retire in the prime of their life and making about 50 million a year. at first your comment sounded like you new a little about racing. The last one showed you don't.
Thats why NASCAR will never be accepted as a competitive sport. In every other sport when an athlete is no longer competitive, they have no choice but to retire. In NASCAR as long as you can attract dollars you can go on forever. Think about it.

Since: Feb 09

Kansa City, Mo. now Dexter

#194 Nov 4, 2009
MarkL5 wrote:
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Like Earnhardt Sr. before his death, Gordon has a lot going on OUTSIDE the racing world, including being a father. He has a wife who he absolutely adores and frankly I don't think she wants him out there.
He's made enough money, won enough races and championships. He's a first ballot hall of fame driver and is set for life.
He could walk away tomorrow, but...
Racing is all Jeff Gordon has ever known and he is still a young man. It is hard for any human being to give up what you do best under any circumstances.
Blah blah blah. There's a hell of alot of people who belong in the hall of fame before him. They just had the first inductees announced. They could go quite a few ywars

Ski

“Is It Friday Yet?????”

Since: May 07

Smalltown New York

#195 Nov 4, 2009
jhdetailing wrote:
<quoted text>Blah blah blah. There's a hell of alot of people who belong in the hall of fame before him. They just had the first inductees announced. They could go quite a few ywars
I see you're still trying to make friends English major. But you are going about it completely wrong.

Since: Apr 07

United States

#197 Nov 5, 2009
jhdetailing wrote:
<quoted text>Blah blah blah. There's a hell of alot of people who belong in the hall of fame before him. They just had the first inductees announced. They could go quite a few ywars
The bug up your buttt is SO huge!
Wang

Raleigh, NC

#198 Nov 5, 2009
MarkL5 wrote:
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The bug up your buttt is SO huge!
It's his sense of serf.

Since: Feb 09

Kansa City, Mo. now Dexter

#199 Nov 7, 2009
MarkL5 wrote:
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The bug up your buttt is SO huge!
Here's just a few for starters: Pearsons, Yarburough, Waltrip, France, Martin, Elliot,Wallace, many crew chiefs, Allisons, Allan Q.,Jerods, Not sure of the last spelling.,Marlin, Bonnett. I think you get my point. I do like Jeff Gordon and he does merit the hall of fame in do time.

Ski

“Is It Friday Yet?????”

Since: May 07

Smalltown New York

#200 Nov 9, 2009
MarkL5 wrote:
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The bug up your buttt is SO huge!
You sure it's a bug?
GoDaleGo

La Jolla, CA

#201 Nov 25, 2009
x jr fan wrote:
<quoted text>hell no, he needs to stay away from the #3, he'll get beer cans thrown at him for digracing the #3
Disgracing the #3? That's a number driven by his dad and Junior also drove it in the Busch Series (Nationwide). I think Dale Sr. would not mind at all if Junior drove the black 3 car. That number, even the 8, has been in the family for years.
GoDaleGo

La Jolla, CA

#202 Nov 25, 2009
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is just a bad fit at Hendrick Motorsports. All these top 5s and top 10s are all fine and dandy, but do you see any wins he has with the team? One win on fuel mileage is not what I call success. Yea, I do know a win is a win, but It was not a win of honor, more of a win of "I snagged this one away from Jimmie Johnson or Kasey Kahne." And for thoughs who say he will disgrace the #3 and the RCR team, Junior has driven the 3 car before and Dale Sr. wouldn't mind if he did. Its a number that has been raced by the Earnhardt's before, as well as the #8.
x jr fan

United States

#203 Nov 25, 2009
GoDaleGo wrote:
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Disgracing the #3? That's a number driven by his dad and Junior also drove it in the Busch Series (Nationwide). I think Dale Sr. would not mind at all if Junior drove the black 3 car. That number, even the 8, has been in the family for years.
i'm sure Dale Sr wouldn't mind, but Dale Sr fans would. they don't want to see the #3 missing and sliding through the pits, blowing motors, banging off the wall, spinning out and taking half the field out
chris

Troy, AL

#204 Nov 28, 2009
What NASCAR REQUIRES is 50 of the best stockcar drivers in the world. If you are here to tell me that he does not qualify as that, you are certifiably crazy.

go to the snowball derby this coming weekend!!! there will be 50 to 100 drivers with more skill than Jr. that will never make it because they dont have his name. he would never be in cup without the earnhart name.

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