08-02-2017, 02:09 AM
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Beautiful Downtown Monroe, GA
Not The Intimidator!!!
As much as I like Dale Earnhardt Jr, he is not his daddy and never will be his daddy!! He is an fairly gifted driver, but he lacks the win it or wreck it attitude that made Dale, Sr a legend.
Dale's other son, Kerry, never had near the driving skill of Junior. Now Kerry's son, Jeffery, is driving and has enough skill and the equipment to usually hold down last place in most races. He is purely there because of his last name and nothing else.
I wish Junior well with his new association with NBC, much happiness with his new wife and much success in whatever endeavors he chooses for his future.
I remember the days when Richard Petty became "The King"!! Back then they actually drove STOCK CARS! The car had to be an actual factory built body with safety modifications added.
It all started to go downhill when NASCAR banned the Chrysler Hemi engine because no other manufacturer could build an engine to match it. Then came the "Car of Tomorrow", which had everyone driving exactly the same cars, they were just painted to look sort of like something that was on the showroom floor. The final straw was when NASCAR turned it's back on the fan base---The Good Old Boys of the South. They dragged in Juan Pablo Montoya, Bill Lester, Danica Patrick (and I like her!!), Daniel Suarez and now Darrel Wallace Jr to attract "non-traditional fans" from minority groups. What's next Muslim drivers? Gay drivers? Asian drivers? Native-American drivers? The results? Look and the stands as the cars go by. There are whole sections of seats that are empty. I remember when you couldn't find an empty seat for love or money at a NASCAR track!! Now they pull advertising banners over entire seating sections because they are empty!!
I used to be a big fan. Now..........not so much!! Maybe Junior is bailing at the right time!!
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Last edited by Lineman; 08-02-2017 at 02:20 AM.