Dale Earnhardt Jr Opens Another Bar

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Dale Earnhardt Jr Opens Another Bar

Whisky River is coming to Florida. Dale Earnhardt Jr opened the original Whisky River in Charlotte, and now he plans to open another Whisky River in Jacksonville.

The bar will be located in the city’s Southside at St. Johns Town Center. Earnhardt plans to open in March 2010.

I can’t wait to hear from all of you who say that Junior has too many interests outside of racing, and that he is spending too much time at his bar in Charlotte.

What do you think of this latest move?

 

 

Comments

64 Comments on Dale Earnhardt Jr Opens Another Bar

  1. AZomah on
  2. My Jr. is no dummy, good for him. I am glad he is expanding his business interests. He always has good people taking care of his investments. Good show Jr.

  3. Jim Chalmers on
  4. He’s just that capable. like his father. He’ll be fine.

  5. penny on
  6. Good for him. They have to invest their money someplace so that is good as any other venture. Good job Jr. Good luck this coming season and be safe.

  7. Dawna on
  8. WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Now hire me as a Bartender…I love to watch him race…oh hell I love everything about him …..Why hold it back…….lol

  9. skiptrace on
  10. Junior looks unhappy. In his last interview he looked like a deer caught in the headlights. He’s got so much on his plate that I think he is becoming overwhelmed.
    Jr. doesn’t run these bars. He just owns them.
    Would we be happier if he just sold pork rinds?

    His heart doesn’t seem to be in the sport any more.
    This thing with Danica is just a plain stupid thing to try. She is only “eye candy”. The girl prances around in black leather 5″ heels and all she needs is a cat o’nine and to growl the phrase “you will obey me because you’ve been a bad boy”.

    I really adore Jr. but NASCAR has lost me. It’s boring.

  11. Evie on
  12. Think he needs consecrate on racing before opening another bar. Don’t get me wrong, I like him and a big fan.

  13. Carole on
  14. To skiptrace, Sorry you feel that way, but Jr won’t miss you as a fan and neither will NASCAR. I just heard an interview today on Sirius radio with Chocolate Myers and Jr. and he did not sound unhappy. He was confident, upbeat, and ready to race. He has put last season behind him, and all ducks are in a row, ready to go now. Good luck Jr. in your racing and your business ventures, and so long skiptrace!!!!!

  15. Earl Barnhill on
  16. All I can is Give Um Hell JR., I envy you.

  17. tomp on
  18. I say good for him. Better to invest his money tha squander it.

    I hope he does well this season and out the naysyaers to rest.

    Good for him got to make hay while the sun shines. 2010 has got to be a better year for Junior one can only hope can!t give up keep the faith.

  19. Amish Al on
  20. Skiptrace you really aren’t a fan of Juniors, and fear factor I would like to sit your can in the seat of that Corvette that went up in flames to see if you would not get just the least bit squirmish for a little while.. I been following racing since 1955,, I love to read how much the fans love a driver and their reasons they give for the driver being over the hill or that they just don’t have it anymore… as they say scooter, until you walk in their shoes you will never know,,,

  21. barbB on
  22. JR will never fade into the sunset, you creep!! You must be a Kyle Busch fan!

  23. barbB on
  24. Right on!!

  25. barbB on
  26. with you all the way

  27. Peggy on
  28. Woooooooooooo HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Glad for You,Do what makes you Happy

  29. barbB on
  30. perfect comment!!

  31. Barbara on
  32. WAY TO GO JR ! I’M BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY WHATEVER YOU DO! BEST OF LUCK IN 2010 !

  33. Arthur on
  34. For a young boy who is not married and has his sister as his buisness manager and has millions of dollars. I think he has his head screwed on right. He has accomlished a lot for his age. I hope he has a good year.

  35. Barbara M. on
  36. Good for you Junior! I love whatever you do! I bought his Mamaw’s cook book~ She makes some kick-ass potato salad! Everyone liked it! Jeff Gordon’s mom co-wrote it with her, I’ve made her Lasagna ~ It’s really different from the North Jersey style lasagna that I make, but it’s good too and everyone like it too! :) Sorry I went off subject, anyway… Junior, Kudos to you and your endeavors! I love you and will be cheering you on all year like I always do!

  37. Jeanette on
  38. He’s planning for his future for when he does not race anymore ! It’s his private life and is no one Else’s business what he does in his private life. That’s my opinion anyway.

    And nobody will ever be as good, not even your buddy KRYLE, get it KRYLEBABY…..

  39. Lisa on
  40. I agree. I think it’s only a matter of time before he gives up. I hope that’s not the case, but I can’t help feeling that way.

    Danica needs to stay in Indy. She is just another way to draw attention to him and get him back in the spotlight. The focus is on drivers that win and finish in the the top 20, which he hasn’t had much luck lately.

    As for the bar, more power to him. Maybe that is his calling…

  41. RickT on
  42. I’m not a Kyle fan but at least he wins races. Junior has the same cars as Johnson, Gordon and even Martin yet he can’t get into the winners circle. Explain that if Jr is so great. The other guy is right… Dale JR. is no where near the caliber driver his father was.

  43. RickT on
  44. Well it’s not like he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth…oh…wait…he was wasn’t he? lol
    Give me several hundered million to inherit and I think I could open several bars too! Jeeze! Let’s give the credit to who it’s actually due. Dale Sr.’s success it what allowed Jr. to flourish. Dale Sr. built the business from the ground up. Jr. just inherited it along with all the business advisers that advise him where to spend his money now.

  45. 4EVER3 on
  46. Hope Jr.has a good 2010 season and that the new bar does well also.4EVER3GODALEJR.!!!

    The opening of another Whisky River is smart business and it’s just another business venture to fall back on should hard times ever come his way in the future. Junior is not only a great driver, but it seems he is also a smart business man looking towards his future.

    God Bless you my Son…..go get ‘em !
    If you need any help, I’m here (I too had my own business) and I work for my family….

  47. charlotte on
  48. dale jr knows what he wants to survive. he and kelly will make it a sucess! if………..everyone will leave him alone! let him live his own life. even if he opens 20 bars! he’s a smart business guy. good luck jr! we’re behind you 110%. and i’m sure you’ll have someone taking care of everything for you. good luck. a fan forever!

  49. charlotte on
  50. you know your name sounds like you! fear factor!no wonder you don’t like nobody! we could do without your nasty remarks!your not making anybody mad, not even jr.! he doesn’t read this garbage! and i’m glad.if you don’t like nascar, quit watching it! leave our driver alone…….. your just jealous because jr is trying to make a name for hisself in something else to. so get over it!

  51. MARE on
  52. I do believe other drivers have other endeavors and they aren’t scrutinized for it. Leave the personal life of Dale Jr. alone. He has very competent people working his private business ventures for him. With the different changes to the car this year, it sounds as though it will be more like the “old” car and Jr liked that car, so hopefully it will help him and the team. Yes Carole, he sounded excited (as much as he gets excited) on Sirius Radio.

  53. skiptrace on
  54. I never said I would give up on Jr. Why would you think that. I remember the crash and the awful burns he suffered. Do you recall the interview he had with Mike Wallace? I am a huge fan of Jr.’s.
    I merely suggested that he looked tired. He can open as many bars as he likes, I don’t care if only it would make him happy.
    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen him truly smile. His life is his own and we should let him lead it.

  55. MARE on
  56. RickT: Do you honestly believe Jr inherited millions from his Dad???? I’m not so sure about that.—–

  57. Diane on
  58. I’m thrilled he’s opening Whisky River in JAX.
    Wish him all the luck in the world.

  59. Deborah on
  60. I wish he would open a bar in Birmingham or even close to us.

  61. Janet on
  62. Wish Dale would head over to Tulsa, Oklahoma(yes, we like NASCAR here in OK too) and build a racetrack. We used to have a dirt track here but it closed. Lots of us would really like to see some kind of racetrack here again. Or a NASCAR track would be cool too, but I’m pretty sure that would never happen. As far as Dale opening another bar, go for it son. Is he planning on opening a WR in every state he races in?? (That’s a joke people).

  63. Nascmom88 on
  64. For all of you who are not Jr fans, keep your comments to yourself, good, bad or indifferent, Jr has the talent to win races, Hendricks need to concentrate on his other drivers, not just Johnson & Martin…Jr gets good cars, he will be a winner. Whether or not he takes the checkered flag, he is still a fan favorite, he was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth, you might want to go back & do some research of the kind of life he really had…good for him, open as many businesses as you want Jr…As long as Jr is on the track we will be watching….

  65. LADYBLLUE on
  66. Good for Jr! I wish he would open one closer to my home. I hope to visit one at some time.
    Many drivers have investments outside of Nascar and there’s nothing wrong with that.

  67. Joyce on
  68. Good reply I agree with all you said I can’t wait I live here

  69. Barbara Rose on
  70. I DON’T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH WHAT JR IS DOING AT ALL AND I HOPE HE’S VERY SUCCESSFUL IN HIS VENTURES. RACING IS JUST IN HIS BLOOD AND NO MATTER WHAT OUTSIDE VENTURES HE TAKES ON HE WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE DESIRE. GOOD LUCK JR AND TO YOUR NEW STAFF. DEEP DOWN I AM A JR FAN BUT I AM ALSO A JIMMIE JOHNSON FAN AND HE HAS A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS CREW CHIEF CHAD, NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS, THAT IS THE KEY BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE NEED TO LISTEN TO EACH OTHER AND LIKE JR, I’M SURE THEY HAVE OTHER INTEREST. GRAMMY 67

  71. Patti on
  72. Why did he pick jacksonville? Wonder why not near Daytona or half way between Daytona and Homestead.. Who goes to Jacksonville anyway??

  73. Patti on
  74. i met and talked with dale jr last Friday night at fan fest in daytona and he looked and sounded good – I shook his hand and he was very nice to me – I was the 10th peron in line – I gave him a copy of my pic of dale jr (4 legged Dale Jr ) and he said COOL that I named a dog after him. Then he signed my nascar calendar right next to where his dog killer signed – he asked me when did killer sign my calendar and I said when you had your open house in october – he said OH yes – he signed it a special way – that I have never seen before on his autograph stuff – and then he looked up at me and I said to him – Good Luck this year Dale Jr and he shook my hand. Myt boyfriend was behind me with a splitter from dale jr’s car that we got and I did hear him ask – who’s splitter is this and Don said yours – we got it at your shop in October – Dale Jr said COOL – he signed it and we were off. Dale Jr is like Elvis – can go any place unless he is dressed up and no one can notice him – pictures were flashing and it was crazy and he looked rested – just wished that the bar was near daytona or near a track – but maybe it will work out in jacksonville. Good Luck Dale Jr – we at JR Nation LUV You no matter what and we dont talk about people that write bad stuff about you. we luv the 88

  75. Monty Harris on
  76. That is Great news for us in Florida.I am 60 years old,and have followed BOTH,Dale Sr. and Dale Jr. since they started.I am a # 1 Earnhardt FAN.I live in Orlando,but you can go to the bank,that I will be in Jacksonville.

  77. sarah on
  78. Why does’nt Jr have a girl friend? Is he only a mans man?

  79. Sandy Michigan on
  80. All of you that are bad mouthing Dale Jr, SHUT UP AND GET A LIFE. Jr is smart, he knows how to drive,Nascar, Jr and all the Jr fan WILL NOT EVER GIVE UP ON DALE JR. You might have a life ( apparently you don’t ) and so when you get a life, make smart decisions and earn the money the drivers. You might have a chance in life, but I doubt it. I would like all of you losers to get behind the wheel and be in a race in Nascar, and let’s see if you have to change your underwear. You haven’t any guts, just big mouths, and saying nothing with interest to Dale Jr fans. His fans stick together and always will.
    I did see the video of him and he is Up and excited with the new changes. GO JR, YOUR TRUE FANS ARE WITH YOU ALWAYS. SEE YOU IN MICHIGAN IN JUNE AND AUGUST. The losers can turn either get in the cry baby car with kyle busch or shut the tv off. Glad your not going to be at or watching on tv. That’s for real NASCAR FANS, NOT IDIOTS LIKE YOU.

  81. charlotte on
  82. jr is not suppose to be like his father!jr. has went through alot since his father passed away. why do yall keep on putting the guy down! leave him alone! he’s gonna do what he wants to no matter what yall say! he will prove yall wrong this year! can’t wait! go junebug!

  83. charlotte on
  84. you said it! this is a big time looser talking trash! let’s all egnore him!and give jr our support!

  85. charlotte on
  86. jr didn’t get the business! teresa did. youdon’t know what your talking about.he earned his own money driving a race car! dale didn’t give him nothing! so i think he’s doing pretty good! so shut up!go suck up to kyle and whine. he deserves you!

  87. Josephine on
  88. Dale Jr,
    I am very happy for you. Do what you want to do. I hope this year is better for you.
    I remember in 1998 on a Sunday when you were in the Busch series, your 2nd year, at Watkins Glen,NY….There was a caution…you were like right in front of where I was sitting….some really big guy, took off his t shirt, and whirled it around in the air, calling your name…and you gunned the motor at him…The best to you always…

  89. Nascmom88 on
  90. Well Said!!!!

  91. L SMYTHERS on
  92. IAM NOT A FAN OF BARS BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SO IT IS A GOOD MOVE FOR JR A MONEY MAKER FOR SURE..I THOUGHT DALE JR’S GIRLFRIEND WAS FROM JACKSONVILLE ?? ANYWAY I AM MORE CONCERNED ABOUT HIS RACING… GO 88 2010 WILL BE GREAT!!!

  93. Deborah on
  94. Did not know Dale had a girlfriend.

  95. voodoodr on
  96. Someone sounds a little jealous to me.
    Jr. knows what he’s doing and I say, “go for it”.
    I’m counting the days to Daytona and I know that Jr. will be our 2010 Champion.

  97. Deborah on
  98. Jealous? Not I just made a simple remark. I have not heard of a girlfriend he has but if he does I think it is great. I hope you are right about Jr being our 2010 Champion. Even if he is not in nascar he will always be a Champion in my eyes! Win or lose I will always be behind him in what ever he does even if he puts a bar in every state.I wish he would put one in Birmingham.

  99. Randy King on
  100. don’t drink and drive…. lol

  101. Bruce Schofield on
  102. you people think that there is nothing but raceing,I’m sure JR knows that there is another side to look at and is asureing him self and kelly a good sound life stile.best of luck you got life time fan

  103. Jack on
  104. Uhh!, has he learned how to
    drive a race car & win?

  105. Jack on
  106. Jr. goes through a lot of turmoil because of his name & he is expected to win
    but everyone can’t win & it’s obvious Rick Hendric can’t make him win!

  107. Maureen on
  108. Thank you for your kind response on Junior. Dale Jr proved in the Daytona 500 that he can drive…..get this…….better than his Dad! Yes, he came out of nowhere to 2nd. Dale Jr is the greatest of all. He is kind, charitable, respectful, excellent morals and a God send to his family. My fear for Junior is marriage. I am afraid some girl will take him to the cleaners because they are like cats and Junior is like a precious puppy dog. My wish for Junior is that he marries a much younger girl later in life and has children……………a girl who will look up to him, always make him her #1, and thank God everyday for sending her the greatest man he put on the face of this earth. I do know of many happy marriages where the girl is more than 20 years younger and they could not be happier. Happiest one I know is one they should make a movie on because she is 38 years younger, had two boys (is fabulously beautiful) and only lives for the day God calls her to join him in heaven. The two boys are teenagers now and as handsome and smart as they come. Go Junior! God just might have something similar waiting for you. SUNDAY’S DAYTONA SHOWED US ALL THE STUFF JUNIOR HAS IN HIS BLOOD/DNA!

  109. Ben on
  110. I think Jr. knows what he s doing, bars, resturants make money. his wreck in the corvette i think botheres him a little..

  111. WallaceMary on
  112. Personally I think it is great that Jr knows not “to keep all his eggs” in one basket. I just wish it did not have to do with alcohol.

  113. june patton on
  114. Do you know Jr. well enough to know he doesn’t have a girlfriend??? Hell, he probably has more than he wants. Just because he doesn’t have one on his arm before the races doesn’t mean a thing. Good luck Jr. Love you and will always be a devoted fan.

    YOU PEOPLE THAT DEGRADE DALE JR. SHOULD NOT FEEL THAT WAY ABOUT DALE HE’S NOT HIS DAD HE IS HIS OWN SELF SO IF YOU DON’T LIKE HIM OR NASCAR GET THE HELL OUT AND DON’T WATCH IT . PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT ALWAY’S LOOK FOR AN EXCUSE TO DEGRADE MUST NOT HAVE NOTHING IN LIFE BUT A DAM HABIT HENDRICK’S HAS TO GET HIM ANOTHER CREW CHIEF AND ALL THE CHIEFS GET TOGETHER AND GET THE CARS SETUPS ALL ALIKE THEN WE WILL SEE HOW JR. RACES

  115. HARRY on
  116. I’M TAKING ALL BETS THAT HE DOESN’T MAKE THE CHASE AGAIN ! I DO LIKE HIM BUT LETS FACE IT, HIS MIND ISN’T ON RACING ANYMORE !! HE NOW HAS THE BEST EQUIPMENT BUT CAN’T PRODUCE !! ITS ASHAME BUT DOWN THE ROAD MAYBE HE’LL FRANCHISE ” WHISKEY RIVER” SALOONS AND BECOME A TYCOON !!!

  117. royalmom on
  118. That “girl” is long gone, he kicked her to the curb, just like she kicked her husband to the curb to be wtih Dale. Heard he’s casually dating girls from around town, friends that just are that, friends.

  119. DaytonaGary on
  120. he needs to get his mind off his lousy performance, so a Bar is probly the best place.

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