Jun 20, 2007
Tonight's Nationwide race had pretty good attendance but you can expect to see bigger crowds in the coming months if the young guns like Larson and Elliott keep kicking butt. Both ran up front all night and the race ended with a stunning victory for Elliott. That makes two in a row for the 18 year old. Chip off the old block, but a better chip! (Friday Apr 11 | post #14)
After an amazing race last week in only his 6th Nationwide start, the "Kid" kicked big butt and took the win at Darlington moments ago on a restart with two laps to go restarting in sixth place. Two for seven, what a start for an 18 year old rookie. One thing for sure, Chase has just as much driving talent as his dad had and then some. Just hope HMS and Jr. don't get carried away and push him to Cup too fast. This kid is going to be great unless something unexpected happens. Those last two laps were the best of the year considering the absolutely amazing way he made those passes. (Friday Apr 11 | post #1)
Considering your IP address is the only town in America that has a monument to a Bolweevil in the center of town, I can understand why you sound like someone that was dropped on his head at birth. Apparently you're not watching the races this year. If you knew anything about NASCAR history, you'd know that without Richard and his family NASCAR would still be a regional, Saturday night, redneck spectacle. Richard was one of the primary figures that got NASCAR to that Daytona race in 1979 that brought NASCAR to the attention of the nation. The greatest growth in NASCAR came during The King's heyday. If you think that NASCAR lives or dies on what Jr. does, then the sport is doing fine because Jr. is. After his third place today he's back in the points lead . (Sunday Mar 30 | post #143)
HMS is second, fourth, fifth and eleventh in points. Pretty damn good I think. Four different teams already in the chase. Maybe we'll get lucky and 16 different drivers will win the first 16 races. I doubt it but it would be great for everyone in he chase to be a race winner for once. When a team is cheating, the driver is the last one they tell. He doesn't need to know anyway. If a driver does what the crew chief says, he doesn't need to know. If he did he would probably just screw it up. (Mar 16, 2014 | post #137)
The domination of the Nationwide Series by cup driver IS the basic cause of the decline of the series. Sure the Cup drivers come with sponsors. They're the ones that have been scooped up by the Cup team owner and would have been on the side of a legitimate Nationwide driver's car if a Cup driver wasn't in the seat. Cup teams aren't going to invest in Nationwide cars if Cup drivers, Cup pitcrews and Cup crew chiefs aren't allowed in Nationwide. Those sponsors that can only afford a Cup driver when he's in a Nationwide car will spend their money on a Nationwide driver then. Big buck cars brought in by Cup teams are just a means to improve the worth of their Cup operation. (Mar 12, 2014 | post #11)
The haters aren't showing themselves much right now. But they will be back the first moment Jr. makes a slight slip. They always do but this year is going to be really hard on them. HMS has it's act together so well that all 4 teams are going to be major players this year. The answer to this thread question was answered at the end of the Daytona race with an absolute HELL yes, Jr will contend. The first Charlotte race is my first opportunity to get to a race this year but I have a weeks worth of camping reservations and my old motorhome is ready. The site I have reserved is less than 3 hundred yards from the third turn. Just hope the weather cooperates. (Mar 10, 2014 | post #70)
My, My, a win and two seconds! Now life is even better than good. As Tony the Tiger says "it greeeaat!!". Ah, but for a cup of gas it would be two wins and one second. I think Jr. has his act together right now. (Mar 9, 2014 | post #67)
Yesterday and Sunday you were in Charlotte and Concord, Wang Chunk, what's the true story. Do you drive a truck or are you some type of salesman. You're sure as hell not oriental. (Mar 4, 2014 | post #45)
Smoke isn't all about the BS on and on. It's like the dummies in the media don't get it. Some of them haven't had an original thought since grade school. (Mar 3, 2014 | post #2)
Hey Wang Chung, how is our little faker buddy doing? Isn't life great, Wang Chung, with Dale Jr. in the points lead with 3 HMS drivers in the top 5 in points? How much better could it get? Well, to answer my own question, 1-2-3 wouldn't be bad. Come on Wang Hung Lo, you know you're a closet Jr. fan. Come on out and enjoy the sunlight and have some fun with Jr. Nation. We're as good as it gets. (Mar 3, 2014 | post #59)
Jr. set fast speed in the first practice at Phoenix. That's a good start to the weekend. Hopefully the team can maintain that through second practice and qualifying. (Feb 28, 2014 | post #1)
Here's a hearty salute to you and all our veterans. Thank you for your service and protecting our country. As a nation we do not show the respect for those that have served and are currently serving our country as we should. (Feb 26, 2014 | post #2)
The fact it struck such a cord with you must mean you're guilty of being one of those "haters" . I don't waste words, I say what I feel. You're either part of the problem or part of the solution. Jr. has earned the fans he has and though he may not be as good a driver as his father, he's a much better person. No other driver, including Jimmie Johnson, has the impact on NASCAR that Jr. has. I was watching the people in the stands while he was leading those last laps and it was total jubilation. Whether he wins a championship or not matters little to me, giving him as much respect as any other driver doe though. (Feb 26, 2014 | post #17)
Hey Snow, great run for Jr. Question, have you noticed old Wang posts are spread out all over the play. One time he,s iin North Carolina, the next some where else. I think old Wang is a truck driver with some company like Walmart. The way he moves around I use to think maybe a migrant worker but right now there is nothing to pick in this area so that's out. His last post was from Dunn, NC which is less than 20 miles from my home and Food Lion has a major distribution and cold storage center there, so it maybe Food Lion he's driving for. What ever the case, he's as full sh*t as a Christmas turkey. All the haters are really whining but the facts are, Jr. is in the catbird seat and can afford to pick choose when and how of risk he has to take from now on while the rest have to do whatever it takes to win. He drove a masterful race at Daytona and the last thirty laps were perfect. He side drafted Biffle and didn't let him get an advantage and then drove away and left him. It was the best race I've seen in years and the right person won. (Feb 26, 2014 | post #40)
Not sure who the "newbie" remark was for. I turned 70 a few days ago and went to Daytona for the 500 the first time in 1964. I've seen Richard Petty win on Dirt. I've been going to NASCAR races since I was 15 years old. In those days we went to places like Hillsborough, Hickory and the Raleigh Speedway. Jr. has always been his own person. It would have been really easy to have jumped into the 3 car and mad even more money than he has but he has not lived off his fathers fame. He made his own. (Feb 24, 2014 | post #11)
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