Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Why He Isn't a Le...

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Why He Isn't a Legit NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Contender

There are 173 comments on the BleacherReport story from Oct 3, 2011, titled Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Why He Isn't a Legit NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Contender. In it, BleacherReport reports that:

The body slamming whirlwind of the new points system can take a Chase driver from king of the hill into a stomach-churning slide with a loss of points that may effectively ruin a run for the title, faster than ever before.

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Since: Nov 09

Spring, TX

#1 Oct 4, 2011
Just another Rah-Rah, Wait Till Next Year story. The author says Jr will win a championship in the next 6 year; wonder if she's taking bets on that?
NASCAR Expert

Florham Park, NJ

#2 Oct 4, 2011
Jr is past his sub-par driving prime. If he wins a championship in the next 5 years it wouldn't be a fluke, it will be a fixer!

Since: Dec 06

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#3 Oct 5, 2011
Article wrote:
Though Earnhardt Jr. is not likely a legit contender for the 2011 Cup title, he will win a championship before his tenure at Hendrick Motorsports concludes six seasons from nowóbarring any contract extensions.
No he wont. He will be LUCKY to win another race or two. Maybe make another chase or two. He WONT start finishing top 5 every week, winning consistantly, and be in the battle for a championship. Those days are long gone. Jr has lost points to the leader in every race thus far.
Hilton Head

Clermont, FL

#4 Oct 5, 2011
Junior league can't compete with the competition that is racing in cup today. Nascar wil do everything n their power to get him a championship or even a win, but the cup drivers aren't going to roll over like the drivers did in the nationwide race on 7/2/10 when they had to let him win with the the # 3 wrangler car, and they called it a tribute to his father.
WWE CRASCAR 2011

Trumbull, CT

#5 Oct 5, 2011
Hilton Head wrote:
Junior league can't compete with the competition that is racing in cup today. Nascar wil do everything n their power to get him a championship or even a win, but the cup drivers aren't going to roll over like the drivers did in the nationwide race on 7/2/10 when they had to let him win with the the # 3 wrangler car, and they called it a tribute to his father.
You are right,but the biggest fraud in the history of motoesports was Jr's win in the 2001 Pepsi 400 at Daytona.
who cares

Beckley, WV

#6 Oct 5, 2011
I dont understand why gooooooonior isn't more competitive, nascar throws a caution for him for anything he needs, gives him breaks out the wazzzooooo, and he still FAILS.
Mary

Fredericksburg, VA

#7 Oct 6, 2011
who cares wrote:
I dont understand why gooooooonior isn't more competitive, nascar throws a caution for him for anything he needs, gives him breaks out the wazzzooooo, and he still FAILS.
Here's the answer, they aren't throwing it for him. They throw it for other driver that The Evils of NASCAR actually favor. Earnhardt or not, The Evils of NASCAR won't help a good guy, period!...
annie

New Hope, VA

#8 Oct 6, 2011
Mary wrote:
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Here's the answer, they aren't throwing it for him. They throw it for other driver that The Evils of NASCAR actually favor. Earnhardt or not, The Evils of NASCAR won't help a good guy, period!...
And Dale Jr happens to be a good guy!

Since: Nov 09

Friendswood, TX

#9 Oct 6, 2011
annie wrote:
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And Dale Jr happens to be a good guy!
Really? What makes you so sure?
annie

New Hope, VA

#10 Oct 6, 2011
JrNationMakesMeLaugh wrote:
<quoted text>Really? What makes you so sure?
He is a friend of mine! Need to know anything more!

Since: Nov 09

United States

#11 Oct 6, 2011
annie wrote:
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He is a friend of mine! Need to know anything more!
Well, OF COURSE he is.
WWE CRASHCAR 2011

Trumbull, CT

#12 Oct 7, 2011
annie wrote:
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He is a friend of mine! Need to know anything more!
Hmmmmmmmm, just how "friendly" are you and Jr? Does he give you a discount on over priced Jr Nation crap?
Hilton Head

Orlando, FL

#13 Oct 7, 2011
annie wrote:
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He is a friend of mine! Need to know anything more!
When does your dream end?

Since: Dec 06

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#14 Oct 7, 2011
Jr is washed up. There are too many younger, faster, more aggressive drivers on the circuit to continue discussing this also-ran. Jr peaked in 2003-04. That was his whole career in those two seasons. If you blinked, you missed it. End of discussion.
WWE NASCAR 2011

Trumbull, CT

#15 Oct 7, 2011
menards wrote:
Jr is washed up. There are too many younger, faster, more aggressive drivers on the circuit to continue discussing this also-ran. Jr peaked in 2003-04. That was his whole career in those two seasons. If you blinked, you missed it. End of discussion.
Those were the years Jr drove for DEI with illegal equipment. That was before he threw a temper tantrum and quit.
Lenny

Katy, TX

#16 Oct 7, 2011
Hilton Head wrote:
<quoted text>When does your dream end?
When Jr wins the championship!

NASCAR doesn't give Junior any special breaks huh? Explain how he went into the pits at Dover on lap 19 to get the sway bar fixed and, after NASCAR held the caution long enough for Junior to finish his repair, they restart the race on lap 23 but Junior has only gone ONE lap down after being in the pits for repair while the field made four laps? Then, of course, the next lucky dog Junior gets that lap back...imagine that.

“To contract new debts...”

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#17 Oct 7, 2011
annie wrote:
<quoted text>And Dale Jr happens to be a good guy!
I'm not saying he's a bad guy, he's probably a lot of fun to hang out with. I'm not even saying that he's a bad driver, it does take some skill to race those cars every week. I am saying that he isn't championship material and never really has been.
Hilton Head

Orlando, FL

#18 Oct 7, 2011
Lenny wrote:
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When Jr wins the championship!
NASCAR doesn't give Junior any special breaks huh? Explain how he went into the pits at Dover on lap 19 to get the sway bar fixed and, after NASCAR held the caution long enough for Junior to finish his repair, they restart the race on lap 23 but Junior has only gone ONE lap down after being in the pits for repair while the field made four laps? Then, of course, the next lucky dog Junior gets that lap back...imagine that.
I said it before and I'll say it again, that was the shortest rain delay in the history of nascar. I have never seen a caution for a few drops of rain on a windshield as I did last weekend. Mandatory caution coming out at lap forty worked out perfectly for junior league.
annie

New Hope, VA

#19 Oct 7, 2011
Hunglo wrote:
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I'm not saying he's a bad guy, he's probably a lot of fun to hang out with. I'm not even saying that he's a bad driver, it does take some skill to race those cars every week. I am saying that he isn't championship material and never really has been.
Who cares if he is championship material, the legons of Dale Jr fans love Dale Jr for the person, I must say Dale Jr is an above avarage driver. Win or lose the Dale Jr nation love Dale Jr. The bashers of Dale Jr just need to get it, Dale Jr will always be the
most popular driver just because he is Dale Jr.
WWE NASCAR 2011

Trumbull, CT

#20 Oct 7, 2011
annie wrote:
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Who cares if he is championship material, the legons of Dale Jr fans love Dale Jr for the person, I must say Dale Jr is an above avarage driver. Win or lose the Dale Jr nation love Dale Jr. The bashers of Dale Jr just need to get it, Dale Jr will always be the
most popular driver just because he is Dale Jr.
Wrong again annie! Jr is a below average driver on an above average race team with an above average race car. Put any driver in that car and they'll do better then Jr.

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