Saturday, August 18, 2007

Quick thoughts from the track at Michigan:

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- The story about Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Teresa Earnhardt doesn't have anything to do with the number 8. It's all about the age of 8, which is about how old Earnhardt Jr. was when his relationship with his stepmother took shape.

The best-selling book in the history of NASCAR could be one that tells the whole story about their relationship and everything that has been said and done in their negotiations this year.

But it's a book nobody will probably ever get to write, because to do it right you'd have to have co-operation from both sides. And the minute one side finds out you've got a deal with the other side, that ends any hope of making the deal with the second side.
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I keep trying to remember this when I am watching ESPN's NASCAR coverage: green air is good, yellow air is bad?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

the loss of the #8 for jr is what most of had figured anyway. a clean break is what he say he whats. i still can't forget the way jr and hendrick seem to be drooling over each other when they broke the news.

Rick said...

She may be business savy, but she isn't NASCAR savy. Sometimes you have to take a hit in the short term in order to come ahead in the long term. Cutting off your nose to spite your face, has never been nor will it ever be a good business strategy.

Nascar and the Canadian Curmudgeon said...

I'm having nightmares about green and yellow air with Rusty's voice narrating about downforce in the background....HELP!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You're right, David. No book will ever be written, because Teresa would have to talk, and we know she doesn't do that very well.

Mary

Anonymous said...

let me address the elephant in the room: In light of dropping TV ratings, not sold out races, and the boring schedule that dictates half of the dates are on "cookie cutters", the below average race coverage by ESPN, and stammering, mumbling, Rusty Wallace is the last thing this sport needed. If anyone cares to join me, I will just stick to ARCA, IRL, and watch all the ASALMS races in person that I can!

Anonymous said...

you do get alot of bang for your buck with the arca series.

Anonymous said...

With Rusty along for the ride, it does not matter what color the air is because it is all...hot.

Anonymous said...

I almost wish that ARCA would start their own "top" series, as well as keeping the new ones. They could race on 4 superspeedways, 4 intermediate (Texas, Homestead, Kentucky, Nashville), 5 Short tracks (Martinsville, Bristol, Iowa, Phoenix , a dirt race), and 5 road courses (Watkins Glen, Road America, Infineon, Montreal, Mexico. Maybe two visits to some of the tracks, make a 20 race or so schedule, get a network TV contract, sign a series title sponsor and I would be a fan for life. No COT. No Rusty Wallace (Didn't like him even back when was driving Ford), No France and Helton dictatorship, No Indy either (Don't get me wrong, I love the track, but it was not built for Nastycar. That track always has and always will be the mecca for American open wheel racing) I am just thinking out loud IMHO.

vroom said...

I agree, the riff is not about the number!

Mountian Dew #81?

TLH101 said...

"you do get alot of bang for your buck with the arca series"

Yes, we do. Would'nt it be cool if TV could see that? I would love to see some of the dirt races on the tube.

Anonymous said...

How many times do I need to be told about the air? I hate that crayon on the telestrator.
Can't we get back to me rambling along uncontrollably?

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