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NASCAR 2012 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by TheCowboy, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Nascar better figure out how to pump some life into the sport or they're going to run out of tarps.
  2. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Oh yea, for sure, he's done well following after his dad. #1 reason for his popularity is the fact he is his dad's son. #2, I think he has handled it well and not done anything to mess it up.

    He was good on the plate tracks when DEI had that run going. When you look at his success during that time, and look at how he has run since going over to Hendrick, it makes one wonder. Was he really good then, or were the DEI cars just that much better on plate tracks then? Add in the fact that Michael Waltrip won in DEI cars also, you could make the argument that the DEI cars were really better than all the other cars and it wasnt as much the drivers.

    Jr certainly hasnt shown much with Hendrick cars. Is it him, or just not a good combo? You would think he could still be good on plate tracks with their equipment.

    Personally I think he would be better off leaving Hendrick. Just hasnt worked.
  3. Risen Star

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    It's tough to sell the idea that he needs to get out of Hendrick equipment to show his full potential.

    Maybe he just is what he is. A mid-level driver.
  4. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Only one way to find out. He hasnt been as good at Hendrick as he was at DEI overall.

    I never liked the move from the start. He should have gone to RCR.
  5. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    But he struggled for years at DEI before he came to Hendrick. Check the stats. That's what led to him leaving.
  6. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Yea, but I think most would attribute that to the decline of DEI as far as the equipment and evil step mom.

    Maybe it wasnt all the equipment. Certainly possible. However, he did have some success at DEI before the organizational decline. Did DEI have better stuff than Hendrick at one time? That would be the only plausible explanation for his success at one time. Unless, of course he was/is a better driver than we are seeing now.

    It hasnt clicked at Hendrick from the start. At some point you have to do/try something different.
  7. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Jr is stuck at Hendricks for a while. He signed a new contract this season.
  8. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Stuck at Hendrick. That's a new one.

    He will never drive for a better team than what he's got right now. From equipment to personnel. They're top notch.
  9. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    You're right Hendricks is stuck with him
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    He left DEI because Teresa didn't want to give him control.
  11. Risen Star

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    He wanted control because he didn't like the direction they've been headed, including uncompetitive cars on the track.
  12. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    Don't be talkin' smack about Jr.
  13. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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  14. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    That has always been a real shame.
  15. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    For all you Dale Earnhardt fans, you'll enjoy knowing that Sr. was watching the Raiders/Redskins Super Bowl with his son and teasing him to tears over the Raiders' romp.

    Jr. told that story on a piece about his love affair with the Redskins.
  16. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    I hate that he's a Redskins fan though. Very frustrating. I'm glad you brought it to my attention.
  17. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    Funny thing about that is, I never knew he was a Redskins fan until I seen an interview where he was talking about them. It made me nauseus.
  18. Questfor6

    Questfor6 Well-Known Member

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    Who cares should we all love Victor Cruz because he was a Cowboys fan growing up?
  19. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    For me that was one of my favorite Super Bowls. Growing up in the DC area and putting up with all the Skins nonsense made it SWEEEEET!

    What was even better than the game was that on Monday morning and the rest of the offseason there was very little mention of the Foreskins. It was splendid! It was is if the game was never even played! :lmao2:
  20. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Nascar in their playoffs and no posts for 4 weeks. anyway, Nascar should take one of the Pocono races and give it to Austin Tx. The new track looks like it would be great for Nascar

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