Dale Earnhardt Jr. win at Michigan International ends his losin...

The winless streak had reached 76, but with less than three laps left Sunday in the LifeLock 400, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Full Story
BUBBA

Palos Hills, IL

#1 Jun 16, 2008
Go Junior!!!
BAMA23SMOKE20

United States

#2 Jun 17, 2008
First, let me start by saying I am a "true" NASCAR fanatic, and have been for years (back to when Cale was driving).
I have always said, in my opinion, NASCAR was a "true" athletic sport and drivers were "true" athletes, try having the "average-Joe" do what these death-defying drivers do, not just for one race, but an entire season. However, my opinion was been greatly altered as of yesterdays Michigan "Life-Lock" 400, not my opinion on the latter point, but on the first opinion....THE SPORT.
A sporting outcome is determined on the field, on the court, on the diamond, on the rink, maybe even by the officials (ala Kenseth pit-stop), but NEVER, let me repeat myself in case you missed that last line....NEVER by management or ownership, that would be titled by another name....... maybe....... COLLUSION!!!
Maybe the U.S. Senate should leave Bob Kraft and the Patriots alone and start talking to the France Family.
NASCAR accomplished what it, not only wanted to do, but, what it NEEDED..... to divert the attention of media and fans from the "black-eye" (pardon the pun) of the surprise announcement of the upcoming racial and sexual harassment lawsuit, to the "faux-win", no matter how fixed it was, of the NASCAR "golden-child.
Can someone please explain to me how a driver with so little to claim as accomplishments can garner so much attention by fans and media.... that however is enough for a whole series of article in itself?!?!?!
Way to go NASCAR...... "WAG THE DOG"..... no one does it better than you!!!!!
Mike

Oak Park, IL

#3 Jun 17, 2008
NASCAR fans, 2008 = chariot race fans, Rome, 200 B.C. Tell me again how Rome fell? Wasn't it something about 'bread and circuses' for the population at home, while the Roman Legions fought in faraway countries? "Those who forget the past are destined to repeat it."
someguy

United States

#4 Jun 17, 2008
didnt seam that jr acted weird in victory lane?

"thanks for givng me what i needed to win"-talking to rick hendrick

"happy fathers day everybody"- talking to the tv

the way he said these things and the tone of his voice really seamed unlike jr.
Junior Nation

United States

#5 Jun 17, 2008
BAMA23SMOKE20 wrote:
First, let me start by saying I am a "true" NASCAR fanatic, and have been for years (back to when Cale was driving).
I have always said, in my opinion, NASCAR was a "true" athletic sport and drivers were "true" athletes, try having the "average-Joe" do what these death-defying drivers do, not just for one race, but an entire season. However, my opinion was been greatly altered as of yesterdays Michigan "Life-Lock" 400, not my opinion on the latter point, but on the first opinion....THE SPORT.
A sporting outcome is determined on the field, on the court, on the diamond, on the rink, maybe even by the officials (ala Kenseth pit-stop), but NEVER, let me repeat myself in case you missed that last line....NEVER by management or ownership, that would be titled by another name....... maybe....... COLLUSION!!!
Maybe the U.S. Senate should leave Bob Kraft and the Patriots alone and start talking to the France Family.
NASCAR accomplished what it, not only wanted to do, but, what it NEEDED..... to divert the attention of media and fans from the "black-eye" (pardon the pun) of the surprise announcement of the upcoming racial and sexual harassment lawsuit, to the "faux-win", no matter how fixed it was, of the NASCAR "golden-child.
Can someone please explain to me how a driver with so little to claim as accomplishments can garner so much attention by fans and media.... that however is enough for a whole series of article in itself?!?!?!
Way to go NASCAR...... "WAG THE DOG"..... no one does it better than you!!!!!
How can you say he has "so little to claim as accomplishments"? He has 18 wins which is the same amount as Neil Bonnett, Geoffrey Bodine & Harry Gant. This along with 2 Busch series championships. Right now he is ranked 20th for the all time cup winners. This with many more years to race.

I'd say that is a great accomplishment.

“Save the drama fer yer mama!!!”

Since: Mar 07

North Cackalacky

#6 Jun 17, 2008
Me too!
Junior Nation wrote:
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How can you say he has "so little to claim as accomplishments"? He has 18 wins which is the same amount as Neil Bonnett, Geoffrey Bodine & Harry Gant. This along with 2 Busch series championships. Right now he is ranked 20th for the all time cup winners. This with many more years to race.
I'd say that is a great accomplishment.
manderlou2

United States

#7 Jun 17, 2008
What is with you people! Where does Jr. sit in points right now? He has had how many top fives this season? He gambled on gas, the same way other drivers do and it worked out for him and he won. There is no way Nascar or anyone other than Eury Jr. could have fixed that for him! Johnson gambled on fuel last year and won, I didn't see anyone talking about how Nascar made that happen for him. Get over it! You are just bitter that Jr. finally is on a great team and has won a few races this season. Hang around, I am sure you will see a few more wins out of him. It amazes me how the Jr. haters create and fabricate stories out of his success and won't give him the credit he deserves!
Eddie

Houston, TX

#8 Jun 17, 2008
Wow Earnhardt finally wins a race. Well I'm happy for him, but now that's all people will talk about.One would think that BinLaden's been captured & world peace is at hand, but Earnhardt's win would overshadow even that.God only know's what will happen if he ever wins another.I offer my congratulations to him but it's only a race for crying out loud.Now how long before he wins another?
Junior Nation

United States

#10 Jun 17, 2008
Eddie wrote:
Wow Earnhardt finally wins a race. Well I'm happy for him, but now that's all people will talk about.One would think that BinLaden's been captured & world peace is at hand, but Earnhardt's win would overshadow even that.God only know's what will happen if he ever wins another.I offer my congratulations to him but it's only a race for crying out loud.Now how long before he wins another?
Boy, I know what you mean... who in the world would want to take there mind off of the social & political issues in this world for a few hours each week?

Guess what? I'm one of them... sure is nice to sit back and enjoy a race each week.. just like I enjoy a football game each week during their season. One more thing, I bet I have less grey hair than you because I take a break from the hussle and bussle of the week.
TONY

Lexington, KY

#11 Jul 2, 2008
LIL E
DALE DESERVES IT HE WORKS VERY HARD
IT IS TOUGH BEING COMPARED TO YOUR FATHER
HIS DADDY IS GREAT BUT JR WILL PROVE HIMSELF
WITH HENDRICK. HE RUNS UP FRONT ALL THE TIME HAVE YOU NOTICED...

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