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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
Well, you'd have to understand my deep rooted hatred for the Hendrick organization (particularly the 24 team.) I tend to overdramatize things related to them (at least I've been told.) I only have two friends that are Gordo fans, and one of them is Belinda's hubby Jimmy . I just have a real hard time seeing Joonyer going from being the #1 driver at DEI to being #3 at HMS. If he's not #3, then those other two will be and things will get really interesting.

I'll have to post pics of my Jeff Gordon dartboard so you can get a feel of where I come from.

Oh my goodness, when I first started reading your post, I thought you were gonna say that one of them fans was me.
post #32 of 43
No, I totally understand where you're coming from. I'm certainly not one who looks at life through rainbow tinted glasses. I laughed - and hard - when they were throwing stuff at Gordon. And I laughed just as hard at the newest Lowes commercials where Jimmy and Chad are trying (unsuccessfully, I might add) to be like Tony and Zippy.

And I have that same deep rooted hatred for Rousch Racing - thank goodness they run Fords so I didn't have to deal with Jr. possibly choosing that team!

But I can understand why Junior made the decision to go with Hendrick. And while I can't stand Hendrick's 2 top drivers, I always liked Terry Labonte, and Casey Mears isn't bad either. So I can't pledge the same kind of issues with the whole team - just 2 of the drivers.
post #33 of 43
Kinda of off topic here, But i really wish nascar would make a rule that,
there are no multi car teams, One team, one car, one driver.
post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
Kinda of off topic here, But i really wish nascar would make a rule that,
there are no multi car teams, One team, one car, one driver.
We wish.

It's on the way down, I think. Viewership is way off, attendance is down. Things are not looking good for them, and its their own doing. $$$ got in the way.
post #35 of 43
oh i can agree, they got to big, cut out some of there old tracks.
and i still think the death of dale sr hurt,( i know i stopped watching as much as i used to)
post #36 of 43
i really dont get where you ( and i dont remember who said it) that Jr not having complete say in DEI is against SR's wishes. Sr had the dream that DEI would florish with his wife at the helm, and jr as a driver. PERIOD. not Jr trying to get rid of threasa(sp). She has ALOT of business sense, and has done well so far juggling Jr and Martin Truex as top drivers. If jr had jsut taken 49% like she offered he would have been sitting pretty, but he got greedy.

If Sr was still around and saw how ppl are treating his wife and how Sr and Jr fans treat other drivers ....aka tossing full beer cans onto the track, he would be SICK. He had more respect then that, and so should the fans.

I was/still am a Sr fan when i got into NASCAR. Then Sr took a dirt driver and young phenom under his wing. It wa Jeff Gordon. Sr taught him everything. ANd knew that jeff had a good business sense. They had a company together, and were VERY good friends. I started paying attention to to Jeff in 1993, when he ran his first full cup race at Homestead, Fl. He had a ton of talent for being a newbie. And from there lead to multiple championships. You cant say the man dosent have talent.

Even Jr said in his speech, that he will still want to beat jeff cause " jeff is one of the best in the sport, and to beat a man like that means you done good" I think that says it all. If Jr dosent hate Jeff, but respects him, then his true fans will too, the rest will drop off, and good, dont need bandwagon fans anyway.
post #37 of 43
I can respect Jeffrey as a driver with talent and still not like him. And what I don't think Sr. would appreciate from Teresa is how she's treating Jr. - not allowing him to have a team that can win because she won't let him impliment anything. She may have business sense, but she should stick to business and not running the actual teams.

Y'all are so right about NASCAR shooting itself in the foot. Not just with the money part, but the "rules" they have implimented about NASCAR only being a family friendly sport. They've taken the personalities out of the sport by saying that they can't get mad, they can't express themselves, they can't critisize NASCAR, they can't do ANYTHING except drive. You don't get to where these drivers are without passion, but NASCAR is sucking the passion right out of them.
post #38 of 43
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
I can respect Jeffrey as a driver with talent and still not like him. And what I don't think Sr. would appreciate from Teresa is how she's treating Jr. - not allowing him to have a team that can win because she won't let him impliment anything. She may have business sense, but she should stick to business and not running the actual teams.

Y'all are so right about NASCAR shooting itself in the foot. Not just with the money part, but the "rules" they have implimented about NASCAR only being a family friendly sport. They've taken the personalities out of the sport by saying that they can't get mad, they can't express themselves, they can't critisize NASCAR, they can't do ANYTHING except drive. You don't get to where these drivers are without passion, but NASCAR is sucking the passion right out of them.
I fondly remember those days.

As for Jeffy Poo, I never bought into his goody-goody act from the start. He proclaimed to be such a Christian person, and then conducted himself so poorly on the scanner and off the track. I just have no tolerance for people who claim to be one thing and are another.
post #39 of 43
OHHHH the good heavens are upon us........what a body! I LOVE his dimples when he smiles too!

I am a HUGE Kasey Kahne fan too though......LOVE him!

I don't really care about Dale......never been a fan. I'm just happy because where is Kyle Busch gonna go? I cannot STAND him
post #40 of 43
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
As for Jeffy Poo, I never bought into his goody-goody act from the start. He proclaimed to be such a Christian person, and then conducted himself so poorly on the scanner and off the track. I just have no tolerance for people who claim to be one thing and are another.
I have to agree. It always seemed to me that he became a Christian for some sort of business reason - possibly having to do with his 1st wife.

As for how Teresa treats Junior, I suspect that she still sees him as the punk kid who had no ambition (other than to drink, listen to rock music and chase women) and (in her mind at least) showed no respect. She can't see that he's matured in any way. It happens all the time in stepfamilies, just this happens to be in the public eye.
post #41 of 43
[quote=Liza24;1831687]i really dont get where you ( and i dont remember who said it) that Jr not having complete say in DEI is against SR's wishes. Sr had the dream that DEI would florish with his wife at the helm, and jr as a driver. PERIOD. not Jr trying to get rid of threasa(sp). She has ALOT of business sense, and has done well so far juggling Jr and Martin Truex as top drivers. If jr had jsut taken 49% like she offered he would have been sitting pretty, but he got greedy.
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Actually Sr. wanted the FAMILY to have the business, he built it for the kids!
no one is saying that Tereasa should not have a part, but she is only ONE of the family members. she should have ALL take part, after all, even if they are not all her kids, they are all HIS!
post #42 of 43
I watch the races... mostly because I have to but I enjoy them. I don't get into the politics of it all though. I was sad when Jr. said he was leaving DEI but mostly because it was his namesake. That said Matt and I are both Tony Stewart fans first! I love them Indiana boys!

I'm not a big fan of his face... but YUM!!!

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Originally Posted by Oscarsmommy View Post
OHHHH the good heavens are upon us........what a body! I LOVE his dimples when he smiles too!

I am a HUGE Kasey Kahne fan too though......LOVE him!
I think Kasey is one of the cutest drivers.

I'm also really digging the new show w/ all the young gun! (fast cars & superstars)
post #43 of 43
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Originally Posted by Liza24 View Post
i really dont get where you ( and i dont remember who said it) that Jr not having complete say in DEI is against SR's wishes. Sr had the dream that DEI would florish with his wife at the helm, and jr as a driver. PERIOD. not Jr trying to get rid of threasa(sp). She has ALOT of business sense, and has done well so far juggling Jr and Martin Truex as top drivers. If jr had jsut taken 49% like she offered he would have been sitting pretty, but he got greedy.
QUOTE]

Actually Sr. wanted the FAMILY to have the business, he built it for the kids!
no one is saying that Tereasa should not have a part, but she is only ONE of the family members. she should have ALL take part, after all, even if they are not all her kids, they are all HIS!
i Know he built it for the KIDS. But the point it not for them to have FULL control, but more part in it, and drive. Thresea wanted part, and Jr wanted it all.
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