Earnhardt again named NASCAR's most popular driver

Dec 1, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CBS Atlanta

Earnhardt's string of most-popular-driver awards is only one shy of Bill Elliott's record 10 straight titles.

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John

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OH COME ON--He is only popular because his daddy slammed the wall and was killed. He hasnt won anything at all for few years and is only average driver with no special skills
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come on dude there more earnhardt fans then any other drivers be it jr kerry kelly or the man in black earnhardt fan stick togethere
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John, I'll have Santa bring you a Nutcracker so you can crack that empty shell your neck holds up.

You'll have to purchase your own Gummy Bears tho.
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John wrote:
OH COME ON--He is only popular because his daddy slammed the wall and was killed. He hasnt won anything at all for few years and is only average driver with no special skills
Your opening statement is tactless and crude!

And the fact that you are surprised about this award shows how little you actually know about Nascar.

JR has an amazingly faithful fanbase. Obviously they would love to see better finishes and see him in VL more consistently, but they relate to him on a level that goes beyond the track. Maybe initially he picked up fans due to his father's tragic death, but now they are devoted to him.

Get over it!
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I have nothing against Jr and I am still mad at Teresa for not making him boss at his fathers company.. If he had stayed there,, he would still be able to work with his buddy Tony on restrictor plate tracks and would have had at least 5 more wins right there..at LEAST 5 more wins.
I wish people would figure out what Rick Hendricks does to these drivers,, it is like he has to conquer them, to break them down before letting them be his chimp in a rocketship, robots.. it is a travesty that people do not HATE him for not focusing on Jr for the good of NASCAR. He got the boy signed and did not produce for Jr nor for most fans in the sport. Before going to HMS, Jr would wreck his car if he could not win with it.. and now they promise Kasey Kahne a shot at the championship... why??? kasey is not as talented as Jr is.
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Most popular driver, does he get a trophy for that?
He needs to fill that empty trophy case some way.
He's had how many different crew chiefs and crews since he started driving for Hendrick and hasn't won a race since 2008? Now Hendrick gets the blame for his inferior driving skills. Classic!
He aint his old man, deal with it.
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Maybe the fools running NASCAR into the ground will change the rules and let Jr Nation elect the next Sprint Cup champion.
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I stand behind my post!!!!!!!!!! earnheart is a nobody and only an average racer. So go stick by him and be on losers side.
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debrobeaudean wrote:
I have nothing against Jr and I am still mad at Teresa for not making him boss at his fathers company.. If he had stayed there,, he would still be able to work with his buddy Tony on restrictor plate tracks and would have had at least 5 more wins right there..at LEAST 5 more wins.
I wish people would figure out what Rick Hendricks does to these drivers,, it is like he has to conquer them, to break them down before letting them be his chimp in a rocketship, robots.. it is a travesty that people do not HATE him for not focusing on Jr for the good of NASCAR. He got the boy signed and did not produce for Jr nor for most fans in the sport. Before going to HMS, Jr would wreck his car if he could not win with it.. and now they promise Kasey Kahne a shot at the championship... why??? kasey is not as talented as Jr is.
Well Teresa's bunch never won a race this year. Junior is lucky to get away from that mess. They just fired 3 of their top men in management. Some had been around for a long time.
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I stand behind my post!!!!!!!!!! earnheart is a nobody and only an average racer. So go stick by him and be on losers side.
Guess it takes a nobody to finish 7th in the chase. What happened to all the talented why are they not in the chase???
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The award was a pity award.
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Most pitied driver! It fits.
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<quoted text>Guess it takes a nobody to finish 7th in the chase. What happened to all the talented why are they not in the chase???
Herro snow. Wang thought you Excuse Nation chaltel membel. You now post Dare Jl. a nobody. You become enrightened.

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OH COME ON--He is only popular because his daddy slammed the wall and was killed. He hasnt won anything at all for few years and is only average driver with no special skills
You got a rude mouth there zippy, have some class and respect. His slamming into the wall wasnt Srs legacy, it was 7 championships and a respect from his peers that made Sr. Sure, everybody didnt like him, but, everybody respected him.

“smokes~ mojo”

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that showed the day he won the Daytona 500 ...what a moment in time that was...
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He was named The MOST POPULAR ...Because he is .
Get over it, move on to something new ;-)
Maybe, next yr. your driver will become the MOST POPULAR. This Award has notta damn thing to do with WINNING RACES ..IT'S about who the Most Fans like.
Will that change ,the fans choose another MPD of the yr. in time to come, of course it will.
Thing is, I sure hope that driver has thick skin, bc I'm sure the kids, the hater's will give the guy, or gal a boat load of shit. Which is NON DESERVING.
It's all the hater's , bullshiters,and DRIVER JUMPER'S that's killing NASCAR!!!
All JMO!
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OH COME ON--He is only popular because his daddy slammed the wall and was killed. He hasnt won anything at all for few years and is only average driver with no special skills
i like all the earnhardts, i dont think jrs dad could drive in todays nascar, or a lot of the other drivers that really liked the sport. they are all great drivers, that do what they can with thier nascar cookie cutter cars. with all the safety in the sport now, throw the restrictor plates out, and let these guys race.
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jrw wrote:
He was named The MOST POPULAR ...Because he is .
Get over it, move on to something new ;-)
Maybe, next yr. your driver will become the MOST POPULAR. This Award has notta damn thing to do with WINNING RACES ..IT'S about who the Most Fans like.
Will that change ,the fans choose another MPD of the yr. in time to come, of course it will.
Thing is, I sure hope that driver has thick skin, bc I'm sure the kids, the hater's will give the guy, or gal a boat load of shit. Which is NON DESERVING.
It's all the hater's , bullshiters,and DRIVER JUMPER'S that's killing NASCAR!!!
All JMO!
Do you mean PITIFUL? sounds much better, Kinda has a ring to it,Ha Ha, MOST PITIFUL DRIVER, JMO.

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<quoted text> Do you mean PITIFUL? sounds much better, Kinda has a ring to it,Ha Ha, MOST PITIFUL DRIVER, JMO.
The most pitiful Topix user just typed the crap above.It sounds like you need to re adjust your thinking.How many other top notch drivers missed the chase.?????????

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