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Talladega got its last chance to cheer Dale Earnhardt Jr. You could, in theory, fire your engine at the starting command and not touch the brakes until the checkered flag. His feats at this point are Bunyanesque: Some of his best memories of childhood began right here at this track.
Junior and his pals would race, then roam the exhibits at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, and then check out the skeletons of wrecked cars left in the garage during the race.
Earnhardt, Childress, and other confidants broke down the entire NASCAR schedule by track style—short, intermediate, superspeedway—and proceeded to attack each one in turn like lumberjacks felling redwoods.
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Exultant, covered in beer and confetti, he reveled in both the moment and the way it brought him closer to his father … and for a moment, the revelry got the best of him. I gotta do a little more winning.
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Talladega and Junior grew ever more estranged, their once-warm relationship bottoming out in Back in Mayhe edged teammate Jimmie Johnson for an unexpected and welcome victory. But Talladega still had one more gift remaining for Junior.
Texas, for instance, gave the drivers a life-sized bobblehead and a Shetland pony, respectively. Junior has sidestepped most of those gifts, preferring them to be donations to local charitable efforts. But then Talladega stepped up and, like it always seems to, engraved its name in Earnhardt lore.
Friday afternoon, Talladega presented Earnhardt with a priceless, one-of-a-kind gift: Chevy has won nine of 10 races this season and has what are generally considered three of the sport's top four teams: It's also possible that Earnhardt will field his own Nextel Cup team from JR Motorsports, where he runs a Busch Series program and several late model cars out of a brand new shop in Mooresville, N. But Elledge said driving for another team is the preferred option.
Our first choice would be to drive for another competitive Cup team. Richard Childress Racing, where the elder Earnhardt won six of his seven championships, always has been considered the most logical place for Junior to go.Kerry Earnhardt featured on "True Dads" Documentary hosted by Bruce Willis
Childress and Dale Earnhardt were extremely close, and Junior has maintained a relationship with the car owner. RCR, which owns the No.
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It would team him with Kevin Harvickwho replaced the elder Earnhardt following his death, and has invited Junior to join the organization.
Earnhardt agonized over his decision and said telling DEI's employees on Thursday morning was one of the hardest things he's done. Underneath his party-boy persona, Junior cares terribly what people think and worries his father's fans will feel betrayed by this defection. It's why he asked Darrell Waltripa friend and former rival of his father's, to fly in from Nashville. His mother, Brenda Jackson, said her son struggles to understand his place in the sport.
If that was necessary, that would be what we would do. Earnhardt and Stewart have worked wonderfully together on restrictor plate tracks, and Earnhardt befriended Hamlin early in his career.
Joe Gibbs is coach of the Washington Redskins, and Earnhardt is a diehard fan.