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.