Dale Jr. . . .
Posted 01-27-2012 10:04 AM
Thus, Jr. built a big party/social room in his basement for all the friends. However, since most of the friends are fellow drivers and crew, it still created the transportation problem. In addition, after they "trashed" the basement area and several wandered up stairs to sleep it off, Jr decided to build a western theme saloon on his property. He already had two super go kart tracks, one dirt, one paved and a garage area for his fleet of Corvettes, Chevy Bel Aire, Camaros, a Mercedes & his trucks. However, the problem of transportation still existed so he had a hotel built for everyone to sleep it off. And since several did not want to obey the rules, he had a jail built. Of course, he had to add a restaurant. And for those who needed forgiveness from the highest authority, he had a church built.
The town named Whiskey River( Jr is a real fan of Willie Nelson) is used for Company functions and has been featured in several recent commercials. ( I've got tickets to see Willie here in Atlanta in 2 weeks) Jr also owns two Pubs named Whiskey River, one in Mooresville and the other in Jacksonville, Fl.
Dale Jr is a really family and friend oriented guy. He hired his sister, Kelley, to manage DEI and has long had his cousin Tony Eury, Jr as his crew chief and Uncle Tony Eury Sr as Director of operations. He also brought them both in a co owners last year. Kelley & Dale's mother both have houses on his 200 plus acres outside Kannapolis. He spends a great deal of time with his charity work and his foundation reportedly raises well over 5 million a year for primarily children and veterans' charities a year.
I know Jr and he ain't no Michael Jackson. And he has a girl friend, Amy! BTW, never get around Tony Stewart & Jr. It's nothing but trouble looking for a place to happen. Ever notice how the female reporters never turn their backs on either? Can you say goose?
Here's an interesting bit of Earnhardt trivia. Who, when & where was the first Earnhardt to drive the Black #3 after Sr's death? Answer; His daughter, 20 year old Taylor Nicole Earnhardt on July 4th, 2009 at the Greenwood Festival of Speed in England. She drove the Goodrich Chev that Dale drove to his final victory at Talladega in October of 2000. Taylor is better know in the sport of Equestrian where in 2008 she won a World Championship Equestrian Barrel Racing event in Texas.
Posted 01-27-2012 10:31 AM
Hey it's Jr's money, he can do whatever he wants. I just can't get that picture of Marky the Kid (Martin) out of my mind.
Posted 02-16-2012 08:51 AM
Posted 02-16-2012 12:24 PM
Jim, They ain't git'n Junior the best equipment.
I really, really want to see Dani do good - just to hear the haters stammering, "buu, buuu, but..."
She's attractive, charming but was at best a solid mid pack driver in IRL (driving the best possible equipment). Unfortunately Ms Patrick will fair less well in NASCAR. Heck, I even like her. That said, she like Jr will have a big (but different) built in fan base and therefore a guaranteed ride and lots of money. Stewart-Haas dIdn't hire her for any other reason than financial. She knows that, as does everyone in that sport.
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Posted 02-16-2012 03:29 PM
I had never even heard of Maryeve Default, but she makes Danica Patrick look like Sarah Fischer! Does she have any ability, besides the obvious ones?
Posted 02-16-2012 03:37 PM
As for Default, she needs to run a season or two in Canadian Tire series or even down at South Boston in a super late in the Whelen All American series and not ARCA like last season. She made some glaring errors at Montreal last year and I don't know that Bodine would give her a shot like that on a mile and half in Nationwide. It looks like Tony Marks has dropped Default in favor of Munter. Munter has a racing background in several series. In 42 starts, 9 top fives, 19 top tens and a 90% finishing ratio.
I also wouldn't under estimate Danicle is season. She'll get her ass handed to her in Cup but I bet she has a seat at the front table at the banquet at the end of the season. I saw her run Vegas last year, real strong run.
Posted 02-16-2012 03:59 PM
On the Jr. thing, do ya think he may not have the total package (not talking about current cars or support team) to run at the top in Sprint cup? Let us remember he blistered the boys in the Jr. series.
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