Dale Jr Ready for Richmond

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Earnhardt & Eury Ready for Richmond

One year ago at Richmond Dale Earnhardt Jr was leading the race with just 3 laps to go when Kyle Busch lost control of his race car and sent Dale Jr into the wall, turning want looked to be a win into a 15th place finish.

“It was pretty wild,” said Junior.  “You know, that was pretty disappointing how the first race finished.  I don’t know.  I like racing Kyle.  He’s a real tough competitor.  But hopefully we don’t have any of that going on this weekend.  Hopefully we can all try to win a race and not be bouncing off each other.”

Dale Jr has 3 Sprint Cup wins at Richmond, and he says a lot of it is that he just enjoys racing there.

“I like Richmond a lot.  We always thought we run good there ’cause it’s a lot like Myrtle Beach, where I ran a lot in the late models,” said Dale Jr.  “There’s a lot of similarities.  But I just like short-track racing.  We seem to do really good on the short tracks.  It’s got a lot of different grooves that you can run.  You can move around.  I think it puts on one of the more exciting races in the season.  It ranks right up there as some of the best.”

“You’ve got to have a good drive off of 2 over there, noted crew chief Tony Eury Jr on what it would take to win Richmond. The biggest challenge is that the practice is in the middle of the afternoon and we race at night, so you really have to guess where your setup should be and make sure you are free enough for the night time.”

Earnhardt admitted he has had some problems on pit road, but he and Tony Eury Jr feel those are behind them now.

“Hopefully we can all try to win a race and not be bouncing off each other.” ~ Dale Jr on Kyle Busch

“We just have to finish like we did Sunday, and not have any problems, said Dale Earnhardt Jr. ”I think we’re doing a better job on pit road.  I think we changed some things around with individuals.  We got a little bit faster pit crew.  We did a real good job this weekend.  I think they were the best team on pit road this weekend.  I think they were the best.

Earnhardt is 15th in the Sprint Cup points standings heading into Richmond, and he is already thinking about making it into the Chase.

“This year we started out so slow and terrible, we’re in a hole now,” said Earnhardt.  “We’re going to be fighting our way to try to get in the Chase all year, I’m pretty sure.  So we’re gonna have to step our performance up in the summer way beyond what we were capable of doing last year.  That’s gonna be what decides whether we make the Chase or not.”

“But I think, you know, I feel pretty confident, and I feel like we can definitely do better than we did last year in the summer races, you know, with Pocono, the road courses, all those things.”

Eury was highly confident on his drivers abilities at the ¾ mile short-track “He’s awesome there. I think he has a lot of success there because it’s a lot like the track he grew up racing at Myrtle Beach.  Richmond just fits his style.”

Who are you picking for the win at Richmond?

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39 Comments on Dale Jr Ready for Richmond

  1. Marlene on
  2. Kyle Busch lost control of his race car and sent Dale Jr into the wall??????????? YOU BETTER WATCH THAT VIDEO AGAIN!Kyle turned himself into Jr!!!!!!!!! He knew exactly what he was doing! Kyle knows Jr is good at Richmond and he knew then he would have won!
    What a crock of crap this editorial is!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s ready for the little GEEK!

  3. Robin on
  4. Touche’ Marlene

  5. Susie on
  6. GO Jr. We are all ready to see you in victory lane. Last week proved to the nay sayers that you haven`t lost your edge. Can`t wait for the Richmond race!!!

    Kyle over drives his car. 60% of the time he saves it. The 40% it’s “that is racing”. Bull, Bull XXX. When it comes to Kyle driving get out of my way or else. He is not a Dale Earnhardt Sr. at least when Dale mested with you it looked like if was you fault.

  7. Susan on
  8. DITTO MARLENE!!!!

  9. Mavis Rideout on
  10. I missed that race as I was at my grandson’s wedding in Ontario. He did say he should bring a feed in so I could watch it, ha,ha. I did get to see a replay of what happened and it looked to me like Kyle turned into Dale Jr on purpose. I know everyone was waiting for the retaliation for many races afterward. I just hope that Kyle ends up at the back where he can’t do it again. I’m sure Jr will be watching for him this year. Good luck to Jr in the race.

  11. dorothy on
  12. go jr go good luck to you in richmond you are the man

  13. DAWGS TURF on
  14. I think kyle wrecked Jr on purpose myself.But it’s a new race and lets go out and win it.Jr runs great at Richmond,and he had a good race last week.So I hope he gets in a groove and starts winning some races.GO JR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. cookie white on
  16. i always say “Rubbin’ is Racin’” but what kyle did was wreck jr. but the past is the past let him come back & win this one! GO JR!!

  17. Thunder on
  18. You Got That Right Marlene! Any & All Excuses, For Poor Little Kyle!! Just Ask His #1 Fan, DW!
    If He Can’t Win, He Wrecks You!
    He Is No DALE EARNHARDT, & If DW Says That Again, I Will Personally Slap Him Up The Back Of The Head!!
    Jr. Will Be Gr88t, Just Stay Away From Cry Baby Busch!
    The Nation Is Loud & Proud, Always!
    Go Jr.!!!!

  19. Shamrock on
  20. Yeah!

  21. Mama Donia on
  22. GO MARLENE, YOU GOT THAT RIGHT, KYLE WILL DO WHATEVER HE HAS TO SO HE CAN WIN. GO DALE JR.!!!!!

  23. net1 on
  24. I like your spunk marlene. you called it how you saw it. and your right he is a little geek wannabe somebody.

  25. Rosie on
  26. You got that right!!!!!!

  27. Greg S on
  28. Ky jelly Bush definitely wrecked Jr. to get the win last year. He went into that turn too hot with the full intention of bouncing off Jr. to get by him. It’s an old trick…nothing new. The other car slows you just enough to get some grip while sending the other car into a spin. It’s a simple method that the cheaters use when they run out of other options to win. Kyle will put his own brother or mother into the wall to win a race.

    I DO NOT HEAR KYLE CRYING ,JUST YOU DALE JR FANS.KYLE HAS TWO WINS WHAT HAS WHATS HIS NAME JR GOT AND I DONT EVEN ROOT FOR KYLE,MY DRIVER HAS TWO WINS ALSO GOOD RELIABLE MATT

    I don’t think we have to go any further with this discussion as Marlene has hit the nail right on the head. Ask any Junior fan who watched that race and we all saw the same thing. Even DW had to admit that Vile Kyle turned our boy around and it was done on purpose. It was that Richmond race that sparked the whole Jr., Kyle uproar.
    Hey Kyle !!!!! Payback is headed your way……..what comes around, goes around.

  29. Marie on
  30. DELIBERATELY TURNING YOUR CAR DIRECTLY INTO ANOTHER CAR IS “LOSING CONTROL?” SINCE WHEN? KYLE BUSCH WRECKED DALE JR. ON PURPOSE AT RICHMOND LAST YEAR. AND WE DALE UR. FANS ARE NOT CRYING; WE ARE TELLING IT LIKE IT IS!

  31. Rose on
  32. Kyle always cries when he doesn’t win and he never talks to the media if he loses either he just cries like the baby he is. hope someone wipes him out this weekend.

    Hey Bill Berkeley…..If your such a good fan of Kyle’s go to his site and tell me he’s not pouting….Kyle is a nasty driver who has not grown up yet. Junior admits to his mistakes, Kyle on the other hand runs to his trailer and pouts and cries like the young snot nose kid that he is. He uses his car as a weapon and causes more wrecks than anyone else in NASCAR.

    Just look at the sneer on his face…..he doesn’t like Jr. because Jr. has a fan base like no other and vile Kyle has none.

  33. BJ on
  34. Baby Busch does not lose control! If he knows he is not capable of winning he wrecks his competitor. He knows when he is being a bad little boy. When he doesn’t get his way he throws a temper tantrum and won’t even talk to the reporters. What a brat! He DELIBERATELY wrecked Jr. and DW cannot and should not continue to make excuses for him. NASCAR should penalize the commentators.

  35. Robin on
  36. What has Jr got that Kyle does not. ONE WORD

    CLASS

  37. Danger on
  38. You know i had gotten to where i actualy liked d.w.{jaws}a little bit,but for him to say that lollipop sucking sidewalk sissy kyle bush drives like DALE SR is a complete disgrace!!!D.W.you need to take boogity boogity boogity and stick it where the sun don’t shine along with kyle bush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Mavis Rideout on
  40. This doesn’t have anything to do with Richmond. I was just watching a Camping World East race won by a Joe Gibb’s #18 car. They mentioned that Kyle Busch would be driving it in a future race. Guess he needs the practice!! Could have been an old race but was from 2009. Go Jr go at Richmond.

  41. Sarah on
  42. I cannot stand Kyle Busch, someone should buy him a pacifier. I believe he deliberately wrecked Jr. last year, and Nascar shouldn’t have let him win the race. When he wrecked
    Jr. my husband and I were both screaming at
    the TV. As for DW, I thought he was big E’s
    friend? As a friend, how can he compare him
    to Kyle?

  43. Diana on
  44. Well mr wm. berkeley, I’ve never seen Jr. take off after the race and run away from an interview, because he was wrecked and didn’t want to face the media. Never seen Jr. jump out of his car and leave the track when the race isn’t over, then some other driver having to take over his car and finish the race for him. Jr always does the interviews no matter how bad he feels or where he placed in the race. Robin has it right, Jr has CLASS. He also doesn’t complain when he comes in 2nd like kb baby does. Did you see him last week? He was all smiles and he didn’t win the race. I am a Gordon fan myself, I cheered for Mark and Brad on their wins. I cheer for any driver that races with his head. I will never cheer for kb because I believe he races dirty and put the lives of other drivers in danger.

  45. Helen Johnson on
  46. Here we go again, I pray they don’t wreck, Jr.
    needs all the points he can get, Kyle don’t

  47. janet on
  48. YOU SHOW EVERYONE WHO THE MAN IS. GOOD LUCK AT RICHMOND JR YOU ARE THE MAN #1

  49. Mary on
  50. You have that right, Robin. Jr has shown that many times this season already. Let’s hope KB (Kry Baby)gets up close and personal with the wall.

  51. wheeze9JANE) on
  52. I THINK THAT DW SAYS WHAT HE SEES BUT HAS TO RETRACT HIS SAYINGS CAUSE NASCAR GETS AFTER HIM FOR SAYINGS HIS FEELINGS AND HAS HIM SAY WHAT THEY WANT HIM TO SAY BUT PERSONALLY I THINK KYLE PUKEFACE IS A NASTY PERSON AND ISNT FAIR AT ALL AND IM ALL FOR JR HE IS # 1 IN MY BOOK GO JR GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. harry kimmey on
  54. THE PAST IS THE PAST. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SEE A RACE FROM LAP ONE TO THE LAST LAP. RIGHT NOW ITS THE LAST 30 OR SO.JR. WOULD DO BETTER IF THERE WAS LESS LAPS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE RACES LIKE THE OLD STOCK CAR RACES. NO GAS DEAL AND PIT STOPS AND TIRES. PIT CREW AND GAS IS A BIG THING TO WHO WINS.

  55. Beth on
  56. This should be another good one. I don’t see Jr actually aiming to take out Kyle but I do see him aiming for the win. He’s good,he’s fun, he’s honest, he’s smart and he’s had some mighty good teachers along the way.

  57. Angel on
  58. AMEN, Rose!!!!!

  59. Don on
  60. Yeah, I was very ticked when Kyle wrecked him.
    Dale is being a good sport by saying that Kyle lost control. Yet when Dale wrecked Kyle this year the wus cryed like a baby. I guess he thinks it’s ok as long as he does it, just don’t wreck him. He needs to grow up.

    tall and skinny scrub, not shrub, SUCKS__+++++

  61. Katee on
  62. I agree with all of you. and I think DW has his nose you know where when it comes to Bush. I love Dale , Brad and Mark M. they are sensible and caring drivers. Keep telling it how it isguys you got it RIGHT!!!!

  63. BEVERLY on
  64. THAT WAS THE ONLY WAY BUSH COULD WIN,WAS TO PUT JR IN THE WALL.
    GO DALE!!!!!!!!!!
    DALE WILL DRIVE A CLEAN RACE AND WIN!!NOT LIKE OTHERS TO WIN!!!!!!!!!

    grow a pair try to make your dad pride of you
    turn him loose he is in there i know he is
    i know your dad went doing what he loved doing
    larry

    jr grow a pair i know you can do better than
    you are let dale out i know he is in there
    some where good luck
    ……….larry

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