Contrite Earnhardt Jr. accepts responsibility for mistakes

Feb 20, 2009 Full story: www.superiortelegram.com 29

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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Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#21 Feb 25, 2009
Junior Nation wrote:
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Now how did I know you would say that!
Actually it is not Joonyer that needs to fess up, he saw the film and admitted to his fault in the wreck. The real losers are the Joonyer nation, whatever the hell that is, who saw the film, saw it over and over and over and still would not admit to the very thing Joonyer did after seeing the film. Talk about seeing things through rose colored glasses. Now that the Inept General of Joonyer Nation admitted to blame and gave the unofficial order for the "Lets make believe Joonyer did not cause the wreck" to stop, at least some of the troop are admitting to the truth. There was at one time a TV sit com about an inept military troop who could do nothing wrong, they would shoot the cannon into the sleeping quarters at the fort, never were able to march correctly and in general were a group of F-ups. I guess that since that show has been off of the air for many years we can assume that F-Troop has been replaced by J-Troop of the Joonyer nation. By the way, soldiers in the J-Troop of Joonyer nation, who was to blame for Joonyer's pathetic qualifying attempt at California last week. I am sure we can find somebody or something to absolve Joonyer of his pathetic qualification run at California. I tell you what this week's story will be, on Joonyers qualification lap they had a mini earthquake at the speedway and the apex of turn one was moved by it and that was the reason Joonyer lost so much time in that part of the track. That sounds good, lets go with that one for the rest of the week.
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#22 Feb 25, 2009
Could do nothing right.

“Kyle get it together! ”

Since: Oct 08

Carlsville

#23 Feb 25, 2009
Voice of Reality wrote:
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Actually it is not Joonyer that needs to fess up, he saw the film and admitted to his fault in the wreck. The real losers are the Joonyer nation, whatever the hell that is, who saw the film, saw it over and over and over and still would not admit to the very thing Joonyer did after seeing the film. Talk about seeing things through rose colored glasses. Now that the Inept General of Joonyer Nation admitted to blame and gave the unofficial order for the "Lets make believe Joonyer did not cause the wreck" to stop, at least some of the troop are admitting to the truth. There was at one time a TV sit com about an inept military troop who could do nothing wrong, they would shoot the cannon into the sleeping quarters at the fort, never were able to march correctly and in general were a group of F-ups. I guess that since that show has been off of the air for many years we can assume that F-Troop has been replaced by J-Troop of the Joonyer nation. By the way, soldiers in the J-Troop of Joonyer nation, who was to blame for Joonyer's pathetic qualifying attempt at California last week. I am sure we can find somebody or something to absolve Joonyer of his pathetic qualification run at California. I tell you what this week's story will be, on Joonyers qualification lap they had a mini earthquake at the speedway and the apex of turn one was moved by it and that was the reason Joonyer lost so much time in that part of the track. That sounds good, lets go with that one for the rest of the week.
There's no need to lump all Jr fans together, but I had a laugh at the last sentence.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#24 Feb 25, 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....
What was Biffle's excuse when he flat out ran over Brad and wrecked him Saturday night in the Nationwide race??? Were you watching?
A little latter he took himself out by smacking the wall. Excuse's please...You always have a remark for Jr's faults now let me hear one for the Biff. Then Sunday he blew it again in his pits
I cannot see how he is doing so hot.....

Since: Jul 08

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#25 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?
I saw it on the prerace show on Saturday. It looked like the were sitting outside his motorcoach. It looked almost like they were tailgating. That's how relaxed they both were. Jr did have his firesuit on, but that is all I remember about the scenery.

I will look for it. It was a really good interview.

Since: Jul 08

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#26 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.
I see someone else helped you find it.

As for how long it took to do the interview. We don't know what day it was actually taped on. DW mentioned parts of it on Friday and Saturday. I don't see a need for Dale to call a press conference earlier in the week to make these statements. It is obvious that was going go public about it when he was ready to talk about it. He said he talked to BV earlier in the week and that is the only thing I think he HAD to do.

I thought the interview was honest. He addressed his screw ups, his excuses, and the discrepency between his level of popularity and his level of performance. What else do yo expect him to say?

It is clearly and painfully obvious, no matter what he said, or when he said, there is a certain faction of people that would discredit him. I personally found his honestly and sincerity very touching.

“Save the drama fer yer mama!!!”

Since: Mar 07

North Cackalacky

#27 Feb 25, 2009
Here is the interview with D.W.
http://www.nascar.com/video/cup/2009/02/22/cu...

Since: Jul 08

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#28 Feb 25, 2009
Arnie wrote:
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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.
No, Arnie,
It took US a week to hear him "fess up". Two completely different things. We do not know what he said on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. WE only know what he said on Media day in California. Surely you did not expect him to call a press conference Monday morning over his Cherrios, do you?

Since: Jul 08

United States

#29 Feb 26, 2009
Voice of Reality wrote:
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Actually it is not Joonyer that needs to fess up, he saw the film and admitted to his fault in the wreck. The real losers are the Joonyer nation, whatever the hell that is, who saw the film, saw it over and over and over and still would not admit to the very thing Joonyer did after seeing the film. Talk about seeing things through rose colored glasses. Now that the Inept General of Joonyer Nation admitted to blame and gave the unofficial order for the "Lets make believe Joonyer did not cause the wreck" to stop, at least some of the troop are admitting to the truth. There was at one time a TV sit com about an inept military troop who could do nothing wrong, they would shoot the cannon into the sleeping quarters at the fort, never were able to march correctly and in general were a group of F-ups. I guess that since that show has been off of the air for many years we can assume that F-Troop has been replaced by J-Troop of the Joonyer nation. By the way, soldiers in the J-Troop of Joonyer nation, who was to blame for Joonyer's pathetic qualifying attempt at California last week. I am sure we can find somebody or something to absolve Joonyer of his pathetic qualification run at California. I tell you what this week's story will be, on Joonyers qualification lap they had a mini earthquake at the speedway and the apex of turn one was moved by it and that was the reason Joonyer lost so much time in that part of the track. That sounds good, lets go with that one for the rest of the week.
All I'm gonna say is paragraphs can be your friend.......

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