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Junior Leaving DEI?  
User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Today at 11:00am, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is holding a press conference. Rumors have it he is leaving DEI at the end of this season to form his own team. Apparently, the talks between him and Teresa, (his step-mom) haven't gone in the direction he wants, and that is controlling int erst in DEI. Should be an interesting press conference.

Source: A story in today's Virginian Pilot, credited to two writers from the Charlotte Observer.

www.pilotonline.com

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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

If this is true Teresa has screwed herself 7 ways to Sunday. The money and the talent is going to follow Jr. and all she will have is the old name.

User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
If this is true Teresa has screwed herself 7 ways to Sunday

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Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
The money and the talent is going to follow Jr.

As will Budweiser.

The only quote from Jr. in the paper this morning was him stating that: "some ideas I've got for the future"

If she's smart, she will offer him 51% before 11:00am this morning. At least the press-conference is already scheduled.... [biggrin}


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
If this is true Teresa has screwed herself 7 ways to Sunday. The money and the talent is going to follow Jr. and all she will have is the old name.

Better believe it.

No one gives two craps about Theresa Earnhardt . . . the NAME and the  dollarsign  dollarsign  dollarsign  are all Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He is - afterall - the MOST popular, MOST liked driver in NASCAR.

She's gotta be a greedy bitch or just plain stupid (perhaps both??) to let him walk.

Dale Jr. will take the fan base, the sponsors (Bud will bail on Theresa, contract no withstanding) and the crews. DEI ink will be a ghost town if Jr. leaves.


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1170 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
DEI ink will be a ghost town if Jr. leaves.

I'm wondering if that isn't really what she's after. Take her share and get completely out of the business. And try to put all the blame on Jr. for being greedy, rather than giving in and simply giving him the 51% he's seeking.


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3730 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

Yep:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/6796182

Press conference is on Speed Channel, as well as all the ESPN networks.

DEI's done. They'll definitely lose Budweiser, probably the #8, as well as all of Jr's other sponsors. There's no way in hell they'll be able to hire a driver with near the popularity of Jr.

Rumors are a new Cup team with JR Motorsports, powered by....Hendrick engines.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7197 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1149 times:
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He'll go where he can have a winning car every week - Hendrick Motorsports.

Rick Hendrick has given all his drivers consistent winning rides.
Jr. will go where he can win championships. DEI can keep the #8, RCR will sell
the rights for Dale Sr #3 to Hendrick and you'll see Jr. riding in that car next season.

With the Nascar rule of four car teams, look for Hendrick to get rid of Casey Mears if Jr. can negotiate something with Hendrick Motorsports.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
She's gotta be a greedy bitch or just plain stupid (perhaps both??) to let him walk.

 yes  101%


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 6):
RCR will sell
the rights for Dale Sr #3 to Hendrick and you'll see Jr. riding in that car next season.

 Wow!  Wow!  Wow!  Wow!  Wow!  Wow!

I duno about this. It gives me the willies.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

From: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18581468/

"In a statement, Teresa Earnhardt said DEI will thrive following Junior’s announcement."

 rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3730 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 6):
He'll go where he can have a winning car every week - Hendrick Motorsports.

Rick Hendrick has given all his drivers consistent winning rides.

But for some reason, the 25 car has never been solid. And when it does run well, it's luck sucks (Nadeau leading at Atlanta on the last lap in 2001 & running out of gas, Mears' bad luck when he runs well this year). They've improved in recent years, but they've still had their struggles. If Jr drove for HMS, that would more than likely be the car he drove; Jeff & JJ aren't leaving & I doubt Rick would get rid of Kyle Busch, unfortunately.

And for the old school fans, they could possibly see the #25 Bud car again.

Speed Channel ended their conference broadcast with a rumor about the JGR #18 & changes possibly coming should JJ Yeley not step up.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7197 posts, RR: 85
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1135 times:
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Quoting TedTAce (Reply 7):
I duno about this. It gives me the willies.

Well, I've never been a superstitious person, so your on your own there Ted.

Jr. has stated publicly (countless times) he'd like to eventually end up driving the car his father made legendary.

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 8):
"In a statement, Teresa Earnhardt said DEI will thrive following Junior's announcement."

Damn laughable.  yes 


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3730 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 8):
"In a statement, Teresa Earnhardt said DEI will thrive following Junior’s announcement."

Yeah, you have fun with that Teresa. I'm sure Paul Menard's going to set the world on fire now with Dale Jr. out of the way.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 5):
probably the #8

He hinted in the press conference that DEI would probably want to keep the #8, and that he would also probably go along with that.

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 8):
"In a statement, Teresa Earnhardt said DEI will thrive following Junior’s announcement."

Thrive?? No way. But I do believe there are drivers out there that would love a chance to work for DEI, and I'm sure Teresa will sign one of them.... how they do in an organization that is sure to be in confusion remains to be seen. Junior may be leaving, but DEI won't fold just yet.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 12):
but DEI won't fold just yet.

I don't think anyone is saying DEI is closing tomorrow, next year, or maybe even the year after that. But it's a very difficult thing to sell strategically.

Quoting FXramper (Reply 10):
Well, I've never been a superstitious person, so your on your own there Ted.

Well it has nothing to do with Jr. following literally in his father's footsteps. While that would be the epitome of tragedy, I'm not going to forcast it. What bothers me is that while it's inarguable that the # is his birthright, I'm not convinced the Sr. fans will go for it. Maybe I'm wrong and it 'has been long enough' but to me the #3 shold never be on the track again in competition.


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7458 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 12):
Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 5):
probably the #8

He hinted in the press conference that DEI would probably want to keep the #8, and that he would also probably go along with that.

True,the car owner 'owns' the car #.

I imagine Sr's spinning in his grave as we speek  Sad  Sad



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User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 13):
I don't think anyone is saying DEI is closing tomorrow, next year, or maybe even the year after that. But it's a very difficult thing to sell strategically.

Sorry Ted - I didn't mean to imply you said that....  sorry 


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7197 posts, RR: 85
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1097 times:
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Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 11):
Paul Menard's

Who the hell is Paul Menard?  duck 

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 13):
I'm not convinced the Sr. fans will go for it.

As stated, as fact, by ANCflyer, Jr. is the #1 rated driver by popular vote. Doubt he'd receive any backlash for wanting to race #3.

 twocents 


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 15):
Sorry Ted - I didn't mean to imply you said that....

Didn't mean to make you feel bad about it.. just clarifying my statment. I appreciate your attitude.  Smile


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Maybe I just can't read worth a damn, but will Eury Jr follow Dale?

User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7197 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1065 times:
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Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 18):

I'd guess so. After all, he's blood.

[Edited 2007-05-10 22:44:30]

User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 18):
Maybe I just can't read worth a damn, but will Eury Jr follow Dale?

Simple answer... Yes... As will Budweiser.

I had forgot RCR wants to sell.

This will be a puzzle for Rick Hendrick... He already has (4) teams. And that stupid NASCAR rule of only 4 drivers per-owner hurts him from signing Dale Jr.


Off the wall... RCR does not sell due to Dale Jr will come race for him and win him another NASCAR Cup.



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User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 748 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

Kinda surprisingly, I believe he is at either Childress Racing next year or Joe Gibbs Racing. Both teams can have another car put in, and both teams have drivers which will race well with Jr. if need be. JGR is a shot with the relationship that Jr. has with Stewart and Hamlin....so who knows.


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 5):
DEI's done. They'll definitely lose Budweiser, probably the #8, as well as all of Jr's other sponsors. There's no way in hell they'll be able to hire a driver with near the popularity of Jr.

Yup, it's all over at DEI. Hell, I don't even know who else is driving for DEI???

I would LOVE to see Junior sign with Gibbs . . .

Can you imagine a Stewart, Earnhardt, Hamlin matchup against Gordon, Johnson, Busch!!! LMAO! What a ride!

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 8):

 faint 

She's lost her frackin' mind.

Quoting FXramper (Reply 16):
Quoting TedTAce (Reply 13):
I'm not convinced the Sr. fans will go for it.

As stated, as fact, by ANCflyer, Jr. is the #1 rated driver by popular vote. Doubt he'd receive any backlash for wanting to race #3.

In Fact, I expect exactly the opposite. I think the Junior Fans will love him driving the #3, AND I expect the Senior fans to be all sentimental and the like and love it as well.

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 20):
Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 18):
Maybe I just can't read worth a damn, but will Eury Jr follow Dale?


Simple answer... Yes... As will Budweiser.

And the fans. And the other sponsors. Oh . . . . and  shhh  don't tell Theresa, so will the  dollarsign  dollarsign  dollarsign 


User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 22):
I think the Junior Fans will love him driving the #3

^^^^ I certainly don't have a problem with that. It was something my friends and I wanted to happen shortly after Srs death.



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3730 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 20):
This will be a puzzle for Rick Hendrick... He already has (4) teams. And that stupid NASCAR rule of only 4 drivers per-owner hurts him from signing Dale Jr.

JGR & RCR have the advantage here. Each team only has 3 teams.

As for HMS, Rick sent Joe Nemechek to the 01 car (satellite team) when he wanted Brian Vickers to get seat time before the start of the 2004 season, putting him in the 25 the last few races of 2003. I think Nemechek's contract with HMS was up at that point, whereas Mears is signed through 2009.

This isn't unheard of; Ray Evernham killed Casey Atwood's career by sending him to a satellite team to make way for Jeremy Mayfield in 2002 & Ginn Racing did the same thing to Nemechek this year to give Mark Martin & Regan Smith a guaranteed start in the 01. You'd wonder whether or not Rick was willing to risk a war if he dumps Casey & Casey comes back after him.

Doesn't the 4 team rule start in 2010? HMS could theoretically field a 5th car until then & dump one of the teams. (I'd like to see Jr in a Hendrick car).

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 22):
Yup, it's all over at DEI. Hell, I don't even know who else is driving for DEI???

Paul Menard, Dale Jr's pseudo-Development Driver & Martin Truex, Jr.

DeltaRules

[Edited 2007-05-11 04:35:25]


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25 Post contains images ANCFlyer : I knew that. Menard huh. Recently come from Busch series? Didn't know that. Must be a nobody on the track?
26 Post contains images Piercey : HA! Junior should be blazing his own trail, not living in daddy's shadow. Not to mention, IMO, he's not worthy. What do I know, though. I haven't bee
27 ANCFlyer : Here's a news flash for ya, he's been living in Daddy's Shadow ever since he's been racing. Not that he isn't a stand alone man, but the NAME Earnhar
28 Post contains images FXramper : I could see Richard Childress selling majority stake in his racing teams to Dale Jr.. Jr. would race for RCR, Eury Jr would be his Crew Chief, it's b
29 Post contains links DeltaRules : Actually, he did pull off the now-impossible task of a Busch regular winning a Busch race last year; he won at Milwaukee. Highest Busch regular in po
30 Post contains images Adopim88 : Wow. Interestingly enough I'm game for that ride. I agree with that completely. I don't think that Dale Sr. would mind all that much either
31 ORFflyer : Spot on - both comments. The old die-hard #3 fans will have no problem with Jr. getting into a red number 3 with Budweiser on the hood. And the HUGE
32 Post contains images ANCFlyer : I agree. If for one second anyone thinks Junior is gonna 'thread a needle' at Bristol or pass on this high side on bad tires - take any chances whats
33 Post contains images TedTAce : Well, guess what he said he's not interested in using the #3 (as I thought). That would be the cat's ass!!
34 ORFflyer : While I'm a big fan of Joe Gibbs Racing, expecially Denny Hamlin, I still think he's going to go with Childress and drive the three car with Budweise
35 Post contains links Bohica : Apparently Junior will be driving for RCR in the #33 Budweiser car. http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/6798298
36 TedTAce : I looked it up and I only found a vage quote , so I might be wrong. but I could have sworn he said 'no' to the #3 in a post presss confererence interv
37 ORFflyer : Nostalgia, puts the #3 back on the track. I don't think it has anything to do with his career, but simply a gesture to his dad, his dad's fans, and N
38 TedTAce : " target=_blank>http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/stor...98298 From the above: At THIS point in the game that 'MAY' carries a lot of weight. I'll believ
39 ORFflyer : The LPGA was in nearby Williamsburg this weekend - The Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill. The tournament's Executive Chairman happens to be the Vice Pr
40 Post contains links and images FXramper : Hendricks says no room for Jr Looks like Pep might get his wish. RCR and Gibbs are the next best thing for Jr now. I could see RCR selling the #3 to G
41 A340Spotter : Is that the same as the dog's bollocks?! I can't. Richard Childress would have to command an insane number for the 3 to be sold as the merchandising
42 TedTAce : You need to re-watch Cannonball Run
43 A340Spotter : Have it on DVD and I know your reference...my humor ran dry... JSD
44 Post contains images BoeingFever777 : JGR does not sponsor alcohol as a sponsor... Which Dale Jr. will never leave Budweiser. RCR it will be or his own team at JR Motorsports.
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