NASCAR Needs to Move on from the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Era

Mar 15, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Bleacher Report

Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes the Sprint Cup series headlines almost every week. If he runs well , commentators speculate on how his success could impact the popularity of NASCAR.

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bill

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Mar 15, 2011
 
I agree he will never do what his dad did but he will get his act together you got to remember he lost the one person who could put his foot up his a** and get him going this will be his rebirth this year I don't like to blame others for peoples mistakes and problems but until this year he has not had a top crew chief.
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Mar 15, 2011
 
There never was a Dale Jr Era. He has to win a championship before his era can start. His fan base grew from his daddy's because he was the next generation Earnhart. Kyle Petty wasn't near what his daddy was and his daddy even kicked him off his racing team.
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Mar 16, 2011
 
JB-BMW1989 wrote:
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Dale Jr. is nothing like his father and Carl Edwards is much of a prick as Kyle Busch. Jeff Gordon? F**k him. If Dale Sr. is still alive, he'd pretty much f**ks with Carl Edwards anyday. Go ride your horse and one day for sure, I'll blow up the gas tank by the time you're in that Sally Mustang! The Blue Devil ZR1 will kill it, f**ker!
NASCAR had special rules to help old Dale; he was their cash cow. If old Dale was around today the young guns won't put up with his crap!
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old man Earnhardt didn't have the level of competition they have today. He wouldn't be pushing a lot of these guys off the track.

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barr wrote:
old man Earnhardt didn't have the level of competition they have today. He wouldn't be pushing a lot of these guys off the track.
Thanks for the laugh.
annie

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NASCAR had special rules to help old Dale; he was their cash cow. If old Dale was around today the young guns won't put up with his crap!
Just another SILLY comment!
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yall need to go get a life for whoever wrote this and whoever likes this because dale jr is the man and no matter if he never wins a race again he will always be nascars most popular intill he retires and even after that. yall prob all gordon and johnson fans anyway. but dale jr is my hero when he won the pepsi 400 in 2001 all the fasns going nuts and him and michael meet on top of the cars in the infeild always gives me chill bumps to this day..

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chuck wrote:
yall need to go get a life for whoever wrote this and whoever likes this because dale jr is the man and no matter if he never wins a race again he will always be nascars most popular intill he retires and even after that. yall prob all gordon and johnson fans anyway. but dale jr is my hero when he won the pepsi 400 in 2001 all the fasns going nuts and him and michael meet on top of the cars in the infeild always gives me chill bumps to this day..
OKaaaaaaaaaaay ...

Go Jeff Gordon.
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chuck wrote:
but dale jr is my hero when he won the pepsi 400 in 2001 all the fasns going nuts and him and michael meet on top of the cars in the infeild always gives me chill bumps to this day..
Those over sized DEI restrictor really did the trick that day for Jr and Mikey.
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Ya really think DEI got bigger restrictor plates? Who knows but they were the only ones that could get the speed they did but only on restrictor plate tracks. HUM!
And to this day NASCAR hands out the restrictor plates all designated for a particular car. Wonder why they just don't pass them out as the crew chief comes by?
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chuck wrote:
yall need to go get a life for whoever wrote this and whoever likes this because dale jr is the man and no matter if he never wins a race again he will always be nascars most popular intill he retires and even after that. yall prob all gordon and johnson fans anyway. but dale jr is my hero when he won the pepsi 400 in 2001 all the fasns going nuts and him and michael meet on top of the cars in the infeild always gives me chill bumps to this day..
Yeah, we all need to get a life.

Sounds like someone should take their own advice.
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barr wrote:
Ya really think DEI got bigger restrictor plates? Who knows but they were the only ones that could get the speed they did but only on restrictor plate tracks. HUM!
And to this day NASCAR hands out the restrictor plates all designated for a particular car. Wonder why they just don't pass them out as the crew chief comes by?
Knowing what we know now, all of Dale Sr and DEI's wins in plate races deserve to be questioned.
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Dale Earnhardt Error is more like it.
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WWE CRASHCAR 2011 wrote:
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Those over sized DEI restrictor really did the trick that day for Jr and Mikey.
There you go again with another Silly commet!
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bill wrote:
I agree he will never do what his dad did but he will get his act together you got to remember he lost the one person who could put his foot up his a** and get him going this will be his rebirth this year I don't like to blame others for peoples mistakes and problems but until this year he has not had a top crew chief.
I thought reform school got him going and not daddys foot up his a**???
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barr wrote:
old man Earnhardt didn't have the level of competition they have today. He wouldn't be pushing a lot of these guys off the track.
I want what your smoking.
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Those over sized DEI restrictor really did the trick that day for Jr and Mikey.
Where's the proof? Oh wait, I forgot - you don't have any.

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Where's the proof that they DIDN'T have "special consideration",...oh wait, jr nation can't provide that info.
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3TOES wrote:
Where's the proof that they DIDN'T have "special consideration",...oh wait, jr nation can't provide that info.
That is because there is no special consideration for any driver, what part of no special consideration do you not understand.

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Smoke2008 wrote:
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Where's the proof? Oh wait, I forgot - you don't have any.
I can't say whether or not the DEI cars had a bigger plate but NASCAR could and should allow the public to see when the plates are handed out. Have the crew chiefs line up and grab a box simply marked Chevy, Ford, Dodge or Toyota inside is their plate, injectors come next year.

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