Bubba Says Dale Jr Can’t Win
Bubba Says Dale Jr Can’t Win Talladega
Controversial radio shock jock DJ Bubba Clem has called out not just Dale Earnhardt Jr – but the entire Junior Nation.
When Bubba made his predictions for Talladega, he made the statement that “any Hendrick driver can win, except the 88.” He went on to say that “the new car of tomorrow has accentuated that Junior is a mediocre driver.”
Obviously, Bubba hasn’t been paying attention. Dale Earnhardt Jr has 5 wins at Talladega, including 4 in a row at the 2.66 mile Superspeedway, and he almost always runs well there.
So what makes Dale Jr so good at Talladega? “I go in with a real good attitude,” said Earnhardt. “When you go into something with a good attitude you normally get good results.”
“Dad was real good at it. We always just put a little extra attention into those races and those race cars that we took to those tracks. We spent a little more time with them, and we just take it very, very seriously.”
Bubba Clem, better known on the radio as Bubba the Love Sponge, is an outspoken radio personality on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Howard Stern channel. Â He’s set to be the Grand Marshall for Saturday’s Aarons 312 Nationwide race. I doubt he’ll get a warm reception from Junior’s fans in Talladega
Bubba went on to say that “Dale is on the back side of the learning curve for the COT.”
“One way for Hendrick to figure out whether it’s Junior or not is to give him Chad Knaus,” said Bubba.
If Rick Hendrick wants to put the No. 88 in Victory Lane then swapping Tony Eury Jr and Chad Knaus is not the answer. That will never happen.
Chad Knaus and Dale Earnhardt Jr would never have the chemistry that Knaus and Jimmie Johnson have.
I think Bubba is flat wrong. I am predicting that Dale Jr will win Talladega, and become the 4th different driver from Hendrick Motorsports to win in the last 4 races.
Do you think Bubba is right or wrong?
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