Jimmy Spencer on Dale Earnhardt Jr

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Jimmy Spencer thinks he knows what is wrong with the No. 88 team.

Jimmy Spencer knows what is keeping Dale Earnhardt Jr out of Victory Lane. He knows why the 88 is not winning Championships and contending for wins.

Do you want to know what Jimmy Spencer said?

Spencer has a new show on SPEED called What’s The Deal.

Last night on the show Jimmy Spencer said “I don’t believe it is the 88 team. I believe it is Junior himself.”

You can take that for what it’s worth. It comes from a man with 2 career wins in NASCAR’s Cup Series.

Do you agree or disagree with Spencer’s opinion? Post your thoughts here and I’ll forward them on to SPEED

 

 

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127 Comments on Jimmy Spencer on Dale Earnhardt Jr

  1. Nascmom88 on
  2. I’m still trying to figure out why Spencer is still on Speed much less what he has to say about Jr…

  3. vettenut on
  4. Jimmy Who?? Oh ya Mister wreckem and leave em and then blame sombody else.

  5. Jim Mohn on
  6. Regardless of what Spencer may say, Jr. is the reason that he is not winning. He is the driver and he has good equipment. I think that Jr.s needs a little physical conditioning to better compete. As a 50 year fan of stock car racing and an Earnhardt fan for 3 generations, I want Jr. to quiet all of his critics and win, win, win. He just needs to get stronger and work harder.

  7. dave on
  8. Hate to say it but beginning to agree with Jimmy. Ever since that firey crash in the Corvette, Dale just doesn’t seem the same. He is not agressive like his daddy tought him to be, he just seems to go out there and ride around.

  9. Brenda on
  10. I think my sweetheart Jr has post traumatic syndrome for what happened to his daddy at the race. If my daddy crashed in a turn in front of me and died, I think my driving skills would go!

  11. Sandy on
  12. yea me too, I heard Spencer last night say that, thought I’d give him a chance and watch the show, I was wrong, he still doesn’t know what he is talking about. On trackside when he was on there he called races wrong and never knows what he is talking about. Had hoped when he got kicked off that show and race morning show he was off air that speed had got feed up when him like the fans . He never did well enough to know what he was doing let alone anyone else. BOO Spencer!!!!

  13. fred on
  14. If i was going to blame junior for the reason then i would have to come up with what he is really doing wrong….. Course jimmy has no idea what the problem is. It’s easy to point the finger especially coming from a 2 time winner has been !

  15. Courtney on
  16. He is not his father he will never be his father and I think that the pressure that people put on him to be just like his father are wrong. He is his own self if he doesn’t race tough like his dad who cares. I liked Jr way before I ever liked Sr. and now I like them both but see them as their own selfs so maybe it is the Dale Sr. fans that are putting to much pressure on him to be a rough driver like he was when he isn’t like him.

  17. jkat on
  18. You said it all when you said “It comes from a man with 2 career wins in Nascar Cup Series”. If Speed feels that they just MUST have him on some sort of show, and I really dont know why they’d want to, they should find him one that he actually might have some expertise to put behind his “opinions”. Good luck to them figuring out what that is. We all know by now why he blurts out these “opinions”, why they all do, about Dale Jr. & it’s really getting old, got old a long time ago. I’m as broke as everybody else right now but you still couldnt get me to watch any show that he’s on if you were gonna pay me….no thanks I’ll do without…..

  19. JACK R on
  20. I dont know who this Jimmy is and don’t care to, JR does need to pick up some of his daddys agressiveness , he is a good driver and needs to show every one what he is really capable of doing, I still feel his crew and crew chief could be better, GOOD LUCK in VEGAS GO JR.

  21. randy King on
  22. i say “jr’s cursed” for leaving DEI..

  23. Skip on
  24. It’s hard to watch a Nascar race with an Earnhardt in it and not see him contending for the win, I think it was wrong when Jr. left DEI and went to drive for Hendricks. I won’t say Jr made the wrong move but look at the results !
    I think his performance at Hendricks speaks for itself, and now nobody can blame Theresa Earnhardt for his problems,he made his bed and now he must sleep in it !
    2/18/2001 The Day That Racin’ Died !

  25. randy King on
  26. i 100% agree….

  27. Dean on
  28. I don’t know……. I sorrta agree with Jimmy on this. Being a fan of young Dale Jr.
    No he’s not his daddy but something is going wrong….. hpoe he gets it turned around soon.
    Dean

  29. Harriet on
  30. harriet ….I will agree with every word you typed….leave the kid alone….Stop pretending you are a racer…..otherwise, get your “BUTT” in that lousey, older, out of date, race car…and you drive it!!! As to Spencer, he isn’t a racer, just a “know-it-all. I refuse to watch any show he is on telling storys especially to do with NASCAR./racing. Just sent him out of sight to smoke his cigar…please.

  31. Jim-G on
  32. From all the non-raciing /arm chair racers I am reading reading from, Hay let’s guit the bump drafting on Jr. I think we all might have an opinion for Jr. I don’t know too much about stock car racing, but from my law enforcement speed related activities, I say back off Jr’s bumper! We have no idea what is going on in his head.
    Oh, by the way, how many of us has had a wreck at 190+ miles per hr.? I sure have not, but I felt like changing MY linen a time or two.

  33. AZomah on
  34. Spencer is a loud mouth and the reason I don’t watch Speed when he is on it. I also got a laugh out of the person that said Jr. needs to exercise, he doesn’t follow him as closely as he claims or he would know that he does. I guess everyone is so perfect that they feel they can tell Jr. how to live. As for leaving DEI, good move Jr., you were getting nothing but crap there, especially after Pops was basically forced out. Glad you don’t pay attention to some of this stuff on here. Some just blog on here to irratate Jr. Nation, they get their jollies for the day, probably the only attention they get. Hang in there Jr.

  35. RALPH MILLER on
  36. I AGREE 100% WITH SPENCER, JR. JUST DOES NOT WANT TO RACE ANYMORE AND HE IS DESTROYING HIS REPUTATION AS AN EARNHARDT.
    WHAT A SHAME…………………………………NOT A BAD TEAM BUT A BAD DRIVER WHO
    DOES NOT CARE ANYMORE.

  37. Ted Main on
  38. No matter what your opinion of Spencer is ,, He is dead on ,,, I do believe that JR. would’ve been better off at RCR ,, Harvick never wants to run the top ,, but they have told him ,, thats where you need to be at times to make the car work with you. I think JR, is in the same situation ,, where he needs to be told what to do ,, not all the time ,, but when he feels the car isn’t right ,, then you got to search for the best line. Put Chad with JR. and lets see what happens ,, But Hendrick will never make a bold move like that.

  39. Evie on
  40. As I said before I feel it’s Hendricks and not wanting to put money in team 88, he puts in #48 and they will winthe races and championship.
    Really don’t blame Jr. his team mates don’t want to help him, so he has to do it alone.

  41. Marcia on
  42. Why would anyone listen to what Jimmy Spencer has to say? He says things like this to make Jr fans mad!!!! (its not going to work for me) I have seen a difference in Jr this year, last weeks race may not reflect it!!! He wants to do well and win races just like any other driver, maybe if nascar didn’t use Jr for Ratings and tickets sales, he would be more relaxed. You can say that when Jr does well ratings go up/ and vise versa, fans aren’t attending races because many are out of work and can barely support there famililes. I very much doubt people aren’t attending races to do jr not winning. I myself have been out of work on unemployment for a year, little lone attend races, i would love to go to every race, but not gonna happen. iF jIMMY SPENCER knows so much; why is he not in a race car????

  43. marcel on
  44. Spencer is not my favorite person on speed, but he is right to some degree. Its JR..Having said that the crew is also to blame, they make a lot of mistakes.

  45. Ben on
  46. This year on trackside Jimmy said the hendrick cars are not doing it. LOL. jimmy they were are the front row. they won on Calif.. Spencer wise up.

  47. bonnie mccoy on
  48. OK SPENCER ..USED TO LIKE …….NO MORE ….YOU ARE SITTING ON YOUR BRAIN..JR BREAKS HIS OWN AXEL…MAN YOU ARE SOMETHING ELSE JUST BECAUSE JR. DON’T KISS YOUR FAT BUTT WITH MAND MS YOU THINK YOU CAN TALK BAD ABOUT HIM. BULLY FOR YOU….HE NEEDS TO GO BACK WITH SOME ONE WHO WILL APPRECIATE HIM ..WITH OUT HIM A BUNCH OF YOU CLOWNS WILL NOT HAVE A JOB….WHY WOULD YOU WANT THAT EVERY ONE USES JR. TO MAKE MONEY …I DON’T THINK HIS SISTER WAS THINKING STAIGHT WHEN SHE SOLD HIM DOWN THE RIVER TO HENDRICKS. JR WANTS IS A DECENT CREW AND CREW CHIEF THATS ALL FOR GODS SAKE YOU WOULD THINK HE COULD GET THAT …WELL JR GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  49. peggy on
  50. Jimmy Spencer is a Kyle Bush fan. Enough said!!

  51. Frank Foley on
  52. Jimmy has the right to his opinion and we all know what they say about them I think JR will win races this year and it will be soon he showed everyone what he is made of in Daytona another lap or two he would have won it . and that is my opinion. comming from a small track racer following nascar and a BIG fan of the Earnhardts. go Dale show em what your made of Bud !!

    D.A. Spencer always had it in for the Earnhardt’s, even Sr.

  53. Mary on
  54. I have always thought that his Dad dying in a race car could be the root of jr’s problem, even if he does have a problem. We are only into the season 2 races…anything can happen now. I think we all need to give him a chance and let him race.

  55. RALPH MANGRUM on
  56. WHAT IS WRONG WITH JUNIOR HE HASNT GOT OVER LOSING HIS DAD AND IDOL THATS ALL GIVE THE MAN A BREAK FOR GODS SAKE COME ON PEOPLE IF YOU HAVE EVER LOST ANY ONE DEAR TO YOUR HEART THEN YOU SHOULD KNOW WHATS ITS LIKE

  57. Julie on
  58. Jimmy Spencer is an idiot. I agree with Nascmom88 I’m not sure why JImmy Spencer is still on TV?

  59. Jeanette on
  60. Jimmy Spencer has no idea what he’s taking about ! They need to boot him off any show dealing with Nascar..he is such a jerk!

  61. bob brown on
  62. you said what i say to other people

  63. Marcella on
  64. Jimmy likes to say things to get people mad and then they talk about him.What was it Kurt said about??

  65. bob brown on
  66. jr is a smart ass.have you ever heard the scaner

  67. Mick on
  68. I’m just glad that wreckin’ idiot isn’t driving anymore !! Jimmy can stir up the bees, but he’s not skilled in getting everything correct in the hive. He’s always been opinionated…but never supplies an answer. Wonder how Jr was responsible for not having an axle handy last Sunday? Come on, Jimmy, tell me…

  69. bruce on
  70. Spencer may not be perfect, but at least he speaks his mind, and he is more right than wrong re DEJ; overall; get over it DEJ is NOT god!!

  71. j tomkinson on
  72. i really do not know why anyone at speed or nascar puts up with this blow hard .. i watch his show and he is over the top ,,, who cares what he has to say he also is a jack ass if i see him on speed or on a nascar program i will turn off the tv set for the day his opinion about jr is bs i think this guy won 2 races if speed or nascar can not come up with better than this guy too bad speed ,, and nascar come on guys get rid of this guy

  73. Nin on
  74. I agree with every word you say!!

    Spencer and DW are has beens. Neither one knows to call a race. Someone needs to give them each a wheelbarrow and a broom and a dust pan and send them out to clean out horse stalls. It’s DEI loss when JR left. I like Truex but what has he done for DEI.??? JR, you still have that Earnhardt blood in you and you can get the job done. I don’t expect you to follow in your dad”s foot steps,Just be yourself, now put the hammer down and show the people and the complainers how it”s done. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. Robert O'Brien on
  76. What in the Heck is that thing on Jimmy Spencer’s head? It looks like a dead raccoon that has not been glued properly down. Take that wig off and show people that bald head if you want people to believe you. It is no crime to be a chrome dome. How did Jimmy, his dad and siblings ever come out with all their legal troubles with the law? Who was arrested and why? I believe they dodged jail time.
    How can anyone even start to believe anything he says?

  77. Susie Powell on
  78. NO COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  79. Jim Chalmers on
  80. I somewhat agree with Jimmy Spencer regarding the problems of the #88 car. I think he has a really bad problem with his pit crew. It seems as though he loses 4, 6, 8 positions every time he pits that car, and his success won’t change until there is some drastic changes in the way they conduct there pit stops. Also, I will say that I don’t think Jr. is aggressive enough on the track. I think he’s a good driver, but would do better if he wanted it just a little bit more.

  81. Too Mean on
  82. Jimmy Spencer, What a piece work there… The only thing he every did right was punch Kurt Busch in the mouth, BUT!! Henrick Know as long as Jr. is with him he won’t be winning.. Think about it.. What’s the best wat to beat your competitor? Hire him to drive for you and put him in junk..

  83. Jim Chalmers on
  84. Ditto Marcel, you are so correct.

  85. Lou Burt on
  86. Thank goodness Jimmy is gone from race day, he is nothing but an opininated idiot. I got so sick of hearing him tearing down Jr. He kept saying Jr. was losing all of his fans, didn’t hear a comment out of him when Jr. won most popular driver again. He will never admit he made a mistake. Where did they ever come up with Mr. Excitement? He was the most boring person on stage and I wonder how long they will let him keep his new show. I’ll never watch! Jr. will get there, he’ll always be my favorite driver, win or lose. If they can ever get the right combination of crew chief/Jr. he’ll be right back on top. Wish Tony Sr. could come back, he knew how to take care of Jr. A lot of drivers had problems last year but everyone wants to focus on Jr., guess because he IS nascar. He will be back, he’s an Earnhardt.

  87. Bud on
  88. You are right, I have lost a lot in my family, it hurts like hell, I just lost my dad right before thanksgiving, his birthday was yesterday, that is something you never get rid of, you find a way to accept it……

  89. Michelle on
  90. I LOVE IT!

  91. Jon on
  92. Jimmy Spencer?? Lmao why not have Derrick Cope or Wally “Still in back” Dallenbach commentate the show too? Call it “Losers on Losing”…

    I’ve been a die hard Earnhardt Fan ever since Sr started driving. Even watched his kids drive in the late model cars. This is my opinion of what Jr’s problem is: EGO.

    Jr needs to realize there’s more to racing than being NASCAR most popular driver every year. Stop using the Earnhardt name as a meal ticket and start trying to win. Kerry could outdrive Jr right now.

    I don’t blame Jr for leaving DEI. Plain and simple. I’m not happy about his choice of employment,but Rick Hendrick has championship proven teams working for him. Rick also ain’t scared to fire you if you don’t get one, or at least make it to the awards ceremony in the top 10. I’ve seen some improvement in Jr these past 2 races. Maybe Rick put a boot in Jr’s ass and said win or your fired.

    Sr died almost 10 years ago. Jr may still be hurting, but he has healed. People need to stop with the “poor Jr” crap. I personally cried for a week after Sr died,and refused to watch any races for almost 2 years afterwards. But life goes on. So does racing. Kyle Petty didn’t stop racing after Adam died. Robert Yates didn’t park the 28 Havoline car after Kenny Irwin,Davey Allison died,and almost killing Ernie Irvan…. Just throwing those out there.

    I really don’t think it’s a curse for leaving DEI as much as evryone has put him under a microscope since he has left, and they wait with batted breathe for him to make a mistake. It’s very difficult to get a good job done when everyone is putting that pressure on him. Just leave the the guy do his job to the best of his ability and maybe, just maybe we can get the job done. We still have the rest of the season to go and just after two races everyone thinks they know and have the answers. Let’s hold on to our opinons until about after the next twenty races.
    Good Luck Jr. and Best Wishes….

  93. racefan on
  94. Spencer hit the nail on the head. No excuses for Junior. He’s not the driver everyone wants him to be. He never will be and the sooner some realize this the sooner some can get back to reality. But instead every week you hear excuse after excuse. Some even going as far as to accuse Hendrick of giving junior inferior cars. How ridiculous! The more cars hendrick has in the top of the points the more money he makes and the better he looks. As it is now he looks sort of foolish for bgringing on someone who can’t win while a old man who was half retired kicks butt and runs for the championship!

  95. travis on
  96. I too am a JR fan but JR said it himself in a post race interview at daytona when he said he “didn’t like being that aggressive” when he was talking about his move from 10th to 2nd. If that doesn’t say what his driving mentality is then I don’t know how he could make it anymore clear. He doesn’t like being aggressive. How is he going to win races without being aggressive? What is he afraid of?

  97. Audrey on
  98. Yeah? Jimmy know so much? Tha’s why he’s sitting theree running his mouth?

  99. Glenn H on
  100. I have heard this stated before and can even remember his dad commenting on Jr’s partying. Jr’s comment about not being able to wait until he gets home to make a screwdriver out of the new AMP orange drink may clue one in on a need for some help. We can only speculate what the problem is. Jr knows. Be it a nasty fire in the corvette where he felt his dad’s presants or a flip one can only guess. Jr definately could use some physical, emotional and spiritual help. Hope he gets it. As for Jimmy Spinouts comments? The only time I have listened to him is when his lips were closed.

  101. Toni on
  102. spencer has never been under
    what JR has and will never be as
    popular as JR. Speed get ride of him

  103. goldie on
  104. Yes, I also heard what Spencer said about Jr. I cannot understand why they would give him a show of his own. We hear enough of his mouth on pre-race days. He always has stirred up mess which he can’t back up. He is a loudmouth who thinks he knows everything about racing. Just look at his stats and we can all see what a “good” racer he was. Jimmy, quit mouthing off about Jr. and any other driver you are envious of. Maybe you would be better suited as one of Jr’s pit crew????Maybe you can change tires. Stop degrading Jr.!!!

  105. DANNY BLACK on
  106. WHY DONT THEY PUT JR IN ONE OF THE OTHER CAR TO SEE HOW HE DOES

  107. bmkjs on
  108. This from someone who cant even drive w/ the worst! OMG! If he knew so much and was (cough, cough) decent driver, I think MAYBE someone would actually listen. He(Spencer) is such a joke!

  109. Maureen on
  110. SORRY EVERYONE, BUT SPENCER IS 100% CORRECT. KYLE BUSCH WINS WITH BAD CARS AND SO HAS TONY STEWART…………………BUT, IF JUNIOR HAS AS MUCH AS ONE LITTLE RATTLE…………………HE TRIES TO MAKE THE WORST OF IT THE BEST HE CAN SO THE BLAME GOES ON THE CAR. LISTEN UP………………I AM A BIG DALE JR. FAN, BUT……………..I KNOW JUNIOR AND HE IS A COMPLAINER! HE’D LIKE THE CAR TO WIN WITH HIM JUST SITTING BEHIND THE WHEEL AND STEERING……………….THOSE GUYS MAKE THE BIG BUCKS TO BRING THOSE VEHICLES TO VICTORY LANE AND MOST DO JUST THAT, BUT, NOT JUNIOR HE IS SPOILED ROTTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  111. Mama Donia on
  112. JIMMY SPENCER IS A BIG, BLUBBER MOUTH IDIOT. AFTER WHAT HE SAID AFTER THE DAYTONA RACE IN JULY AFTER BIG E DIED, I DON’T SEE WHAT ANYONE SEES IN HIM. IF YOU WILL NOTICE, NO ONE PUT HIM IN A RACE CAR AFTER THAT STATEMENT HE MADE. I DON’T KNOW WHY SPEED KEEPS PUTTING UP WITH HIM NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR HIM BLUBBER ON AND ON!!!!!

  113. Sharon Northcutt on
  114. You got that right! My husband and I agree that Henricks got Jr so they would not have to compete against him! Then they give him cars that can’t win!

  115. Judy Hatton on
  116. If I were Jimmy I would keep my mouth shut. Check his followers compared to Jr’s. Enough said.

  117. Linda on
  118. Any of the analysts are only giving their opinions but I can sure tolerate Spencer a lot easier than Michael or Kyle. Those 2 should defintely be kicked. They never let anyone else talk.

  119. Mama Donia on
  120. OH, ONE OTHER THING, HE WAS ALWAYS JEALOUS OF “BIG E” AND NOW HE’S JEALOUS OF JR. HE NEVER HAD ANY SUCCESS AT RACING AND HE ISN’T HAVING ANY SUCCESS AT RUNNING HIM BIG MOUTH, WHY DON’T HE JUST GO BACK FROM WHERE HE CAME FROM AND I’M SURE NO ONE WILL EVEN NOTICE HE ISN’T AROUND ANYMORE, AND SURELY WILL NOT BE MISSED!!!!!

  121. Darrel on
  122. Spencer is an idiot. In my opinion, Jr is a great driver. He is trying too hard. The pressure of his last name is overwhelming. The majority of the drivers on the track have not had as much success driving a car as Jr. But they are not Earnhardt, and not as much is expected from them. Jr is expected to be just like Sr. (I didn’t care for the racing style of Sr.) Since everybody wants to mouth negative things about Jr, instead of keeping they’re pie holes shut, Jr needs to try to go out there and have fun and screw the “Spencers”. Jr, you can not make the critics happy. So make yourself happy.

    spencer u could not possibly no what jrs problem is. u have never been the most popular driver every year for the past seven years. their are drivers that have not won a race in years. when it comes to jr thats not acceptable. mr h is a very smart man much smarter than u, move on spencer..

  123. Evie M. on
  124. I wouldn’t believe anything Jimmy Spencer says if his tongue came notorized !!! I can’t stand him on “Race Day” or “Victory Lane” so why would I watch “What’s The Deal???

    Are you reading this SPEED Channel ???

  125. HANK on
  126. JIMMY I THINK IT GOSE AWAY BACK TO WHEN JR’s DAD GOT KILLED .

  127. tiffany on
  128. Are you kidding me??? Who cares what he says!!!

  129. tiffany on
  130. I don’t think it goes back to when sr was killed. even hendricks said they need to put the same energy into him as they do the rest. this is his year. everyone can watch and see that!! it doesn’t go way back at all…………….jr was fine when his dad passed and he is fine now…….

  131. tiffany on
  132. Jr isn’t using any card, it is the fans that have done that!!! Hendricks is going to do what he needs to do this year for Jr and you watch and see……

  133. tiffany on
  134. I loved when dumb hit dumber!!!! It is true. I wish Jr. would have gone a different way too. If Jr. doesn’t do well this year with Hendrick, I think he will gladly move on!!

  135. William on
  136. NASCAR would be much better off without kyle!!!!!!!!!!

  137. William on
  138. My personal opinion is that NASCAR has gotten to safe to race anymore. they want to park aggressive driving,. lets go back to the 50′s and let them race, run what ya brung, put the restrictor plate where the sun don’t shine and lets go racin’

  139. Tyler on
  140. Well junior did win alot in DEI’s crappy equipment. Mark Martin couldn’t do that. I think people shouldn’t give up on their driver even though he isn’t winning. He runs real good in the nationwide series when he competes. I think “pops’ Eury should come back and be his crew cheif.

  141. Wayne on
  142. You only wish that was the reason Hendricks signed Jr. and if that’s what helps you sleep at night keep thinking that. Hendricks got him to give him a chance to win races and championships and it’s not the cars it’s Jr himself he doesn’t know how to relay the information his crew cheif needs to fix it.

  143. Wayne on
  144. That’s because DEI pored all it’s money into Dale Jr and only had Mark there to pull in sponsors. it’s amazing that as soon as Mark signed with Hendricks he started winning again Jr has won only 1 race so far it’s not the cars it Jr.

  145. Betty on
  146. I thought I was the only one who was totally sick of Jimmy Spencer and all his BS so I am glad I am not alone. i was so happy when he wasn’t on Speed for the races this year and lo’ they give him his own program!!! He is nothing put a blow hard and he loves to pick on Dale, Jr. Dale, Jr. is showing that he is ready to go this year and with some “luck” on his equipment, he will do great. I guess I still can’t understand if they all share information, why all 4 cars don’t run closer to the same. Oh well, All the Best to my FAVORITE driver – Go Dale, Jr. Go!!!!!!!!!!

  147. Nancy on
  148. One should not be surprised, because Jimmie Spencer hardly ever says positive things about Jr. I monitor when he is on Speed & switch to another channel. Is it “green eyed jealousy” or ignorance? I realize that some commentators say off the wall things to get viewer reaction. I no longer waste the effort on him!

  149. AZomah on
  150. I just received an order from what I thought was JR Motorsports, evidently it is no longer JR Motorsports, it is Hendrick Motorsports. Hendrick has now taken everything from Jr. and for what, old cars and an inept crew on the cup side. The purchase I made now bears the Hendrick name. My wallet is now closed, I have been a fan of Jr’s for 11 years, and I will continue to be. I will not however put money into Hendrick coffers. All he has done is take from Jr. and use him, I will not help him. As for the Nationwide series, my tv is now off. I know that it doesn’t do any good to voice my opinion on Hendrick, everyone knows he doesn’t care what fans think, he proves that on a dailey basis.

  151. Diane on
  152. If Jr. wasn’t attached to a dark force like “Voodoo” (His company is called “Voodoo Ride”), which we all know is satanic, maybe his life would turn around. His career tanked when he took on this name.

    Jimmy Spence never knew what is was talking about, and never will. He is a loud mouth that need’s to keep his mouth shut! Like he done so well in Nascar. He was a lousy driver, and now his has a lousy mouth!!

  153. mike stoffregan on
  154. All from a guy that has two nascar wins, he dislikes Earnhardt and always has something to spout off about. If he so good why isn’t he driving? Oh thats right can’t get into the car

  155. Randy King on
  156. all jr fans SHOULD NOT buy anything with the “hendrick/jr” name on it… i’ve been saying (since jr’s been @ hendrick) “mr h” doesn’t care about jr.. jr jeft DEI was the dumbest move he made (and now he’s paying the price).. “thx jr, for stabin’ your fans in the back”
    —> you will NEVER win a race again until you get your ass out of hendrick<–

  157. Randy King on
  158. how can you say “jr never got over losing his dad”? jr won 16 times (including the daytona 500) since sr’s death in 2001.. i know “the pain” is still there but that’s not the reason jr sux now..

  159. Donna on
  160. Well Spencer I think your full of hot air myself ..I didn’t like what you said about Jr. and therefore won’t be watching your show anymore ..If you don’t like someone don’t be dishing them in public to Jr. fans or otherwise ..I think you should keep your opinions to yourself ..I think what you say alot of the times is your talking to hear yourself talk ..I think they should go back to this week in nascar myself and leave you out of it ..with you not having won many races how can you judge other people ..sorry jimmie you lost me as a fan of yours or your show ..good luck with anyone else that wants to listen ..

  161. Randy King on
  162. well jr did choice hendrick and of course “mr h” saw $$$ in his eyes.. so he gave jr whatever he wanted (#, paint job, exc…) now jr is paying the price and we have to ride along this bull crap.. so in a way “jr got what he deserved”

  163. Randy King on
  164. how can you say “DEI has crappy equipment” how many daytona 500 victories does DEI have? FOUR and that doesn’t suck.. jr’s better days was @ DEI.. doesn’t that seem so long ago?

  165. Randy King on
  166. kyle’s a racer (which jr is not).. i’ll NEVER be kyle fan but, he knows how to “get into jr’s head” and that make me mad..

  167. Randy King on
  168. yeah.. dale sr did put jimmy in his place.. damn i miss dale (he was great)

  169. Randy King on
  170. you seen some improvement in Jr these past 2 races? you sure we watched the same races? i listen to jr’s radio everyweek and it’s that same b s.(loose in, loose in the middle, loose out).. if hendrick gave a crap, he would of hire addington.. mcgrew plain sux

  171. Randy King on
  172. maybe jr should be “banned” from his own bars till he wins a race… lol

  173. Betty Stonema on
  174. If you don’t know why Jimmy Spencer is called Mr. Excitement, then you haven’t been around racing very long. If you people don’t like the commentators, then don’t watch the show. It’s that simple!

  175. Jon on
  176. Well yeah I agree he still whines about his cars, but he’s at least “trying” to say.

    As I said I think Rick has told Jr shape up or ship out. I guarantee if Gordon pulled this “superstar” or I am NASCAR” crap Hendrick would have fired him long ago. That’s one thing I do like about Rick, he’s all business. He don’t care how big of a star Jr is. He will drop him like a hot potato if he don’t show some improvement.

    As big of an Earnhardt fan I am, I think Jr needs his ego knocked down a few hundred feet and make him realize that he is expendible, regardless of his name. All I’ve seen Jr do since before leaving dei is just drawing a paycheck.

    Jr is not his daddy and people need to realize he probably won’t get 3 championships much less 7. His head is so big I’m suprised he can put his helmet on. It’s expected of him to be like sr and it will never happen. He rebels just like any privilaged kid would. I guarantee if his fan base dropped, he would step it up some. But when you get Millions in kickbacks from your sponsors and anything you put your name on, who would try,right?

  177. James Estep on
  178. you hit the nail on the head EURY SR needs to be back as crew chief ,he knows JR an how to set the car up the way JR can drive them!!!!

  179. Darlene on
  180. I agree! Hendrick hired Jr. To keep him from being competitive to his precious Jimmy Johnson. Jr. has proven he can win when his car is right. Hendrick doesn’t give him the best equipment or crew!

  181. LADYBLUE on
  182. If you just give jr. a car that will handle right he will do the rest. It’s only one race, lets sit back and see what the season brings.

  183. barbara on
  184. Hi, there! Not only the loss of his Dad, but JR also has had some pretty bad
    accidents, like the VET. Sometimes subconciously we don’t think about these things. I believe he will come around and he could’ve WON Daytona but
    instead he helped McMurray, he is a respectfull driver, like Mark Martin. Plus he
    gave up his Dad’s business. This is truly a team sport and it takes all of
    them, so give them time. grammy 67

  185. Rick Castle on
  186. Spencer is right! All you Jr. fans attacking him for the comment. Why don’t you stop your wining, and answer this question why is Mark ,Jeff and Jimmie running good?O and for your information I know Spencer, he shoots from the hip!

  187. Deborah on
  188. If Spencer is so right why dont he go over and tell the 88 team how to fix Jrs car so he can do better?

  189. Linda on
  190. You obviously don

  191. Linda on
  192. Obviously you don`t know anything about Rick Hendrick, no one in the garage area including both Tony`s and Jr would agree with that. Jr is his own enemy.

  193. AZomah on
  194. Yes, but he is shooting blanks!

  195. AZomah on
  196. Sure he is, he builds the cars, he even chooses the oldest ones on purpose, he is very pickey, he even likes the cheap engine parts so he can loose power and not do well.

  197. Donna on
  198. Well Mark Jimmie and Jeff are doing so well because that is what Rick wants ..He only has seen Jr. as a a driver that can make him money in selling souvenirs and all else ..If he wanted Jr. to run good he should be doing something about it ..He concentrates on Mark and Jimmie more so because he wants a championship from either of them Jeff should see through that as well ..I sure hope I see improvement because if I don’t I will lose faith in Rick Hendrick ..

  199. Sid on
  200. I often wonder if that is a cigar or dubbie he puts in his mouth, if it is a dubbie that explains his stupidity. In reality it looks like lassie taking a crap.

  201. Evie M. on
  202. I can’t even imagine why anyone in their right mind would listen to anything Jimmy Spencer has to say. I don’t even know why his still on the tube, it’s beyond me. I don’t watch Race Day or Victory Lane because of “Mr. Excitement” and his buddy, “The Mouth”. Is anyone at SPEED reading the internet??? Apparently not!!!

  203. Merri B on
  204. I really wish Dale,Jr. would leave Hendricks. He just is not helping him. He is
    holding Dale Jr. back for some reason. I believe if the car was what it is suppose to be DaleJr. would put it up front.There is a problem. I think it is Hendricks. There is only one reason DaleJr. is not winning. This is because someone has said hold DaleJr. back…..
    Get the money and pay Hendricks off; and go on your way now. Dale, Jr. Win a few races. and then if you want to; stop and move someone into your cars. DO So. Please. We love you and know you are the best. Leave this man. I believe they
    contracted Dale Jr. in order to prevent him from moving on. Think about this. If
    Gordon, Johnson and Martin can be up front; why in the world can’t Dale Jr. be up front. Something fishy. OK go Jr.

  205. Bill on
  206. YOU GOT THAT RIGHT 100%. I KNOW A DRIVER THAT COULD COMPETE IF HE HAD THE RIGHT CAR TO DRIVE. “IF YOU CAN DO BETTER THEN GOOD IS NOT ENOUGH” AMEN

  207. Mike on
  208. I cant believe that you are saying that ,thats not the case @ all Mr H wouldnt think of ever doing that to any nascar driver this is the best team in Nascar and I think that the only teams that are going to be able to chase them are the Fords
    Have A Great Evening
    Mike
    }>< }}};> PSALMS 109:8 < ;{{{><{ look it up

  209. Mike on
  210. Here Here Brother you hit it right on the nose that is what I have thought all alone If you lessen to Chad & Jimmy they will build each other up when one is down and that is something that you never hear on the scanners of Jr doing with his crew chief
    Have A Great Evening Mike }>< }}};> PSALMS 109:8

  211. Diane Ivey on
  212. Spencer just likes to hear himself talk. He has never said anything positive about the Earnhardt family. I remember when he bashed Kelly on TV. He’s an idiot. Go Dale Jr. We all love you and have faith in your ability to drive.

  213. Lou Burt on
  214. I don’t watch Spencer – who??

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  215. June on
  216. Jimmy Spencer is a BIG Jerk. How would he know anything about another person.
    Dale Jr is the only one that knows himself. Give him a great car and let’s see what he does with it. A winner for Jr.

  217. Carole on
  218. I second that!

  219. Carole on
  220. They need a lot more practice. His pit stops are not fast.

  221. Carole on
  222. Randy, take your Jr. sux somewhere and stick it!!!!!!!! Tis is not a bash Jr site.

  223. Sandy on
  224. That’s the truth, I know I lost my mom 4 years ago this month, It’s very hard.
    When had Dale Jr had time to grieve????? NOT
    Jr will do it, back off. If you were really a jr fan you would stick with him no matter what. I AM A JR FAN.
    Jim Spencer is an idiot. He really couldn’t drive his way out of a paper bag. I have been watching racing for may years. There is nothing like it

    GO JR—REAL FANS ARE WITH YOU ALWAYS……

  225. Sandy on
  226. TO FAT HE CAN’T GET IN ONE AND MOUTHY.
    HE DIDN’T RACE THAT WELL.

  227. DOOWAH on
  228. What’s really so sad is that there are so many people who really believe all this crap about Hendrick giving JR inferior equipment so that he can’t win races.
    what would he have to gain by doing something so stupid as hiring the most popular driver in NASCAR and intentionally handicap him so that he can’t win races? You people need to get a grip onreality or else stop smoking those left handed cigatettes.

  229. jim on
  230. Jimmy spencer hit the nail on the head!! Jr. has the best cars and equipment he has EVER had. I mean how many excuses will a Jr. fans think of for the guy? His loss of his father, his crew cheifs, bad cars or bad set ups or him drinking. Come on get real!!! Point blank, he isnt very smart, his sister takes care of EVERYTHING because he’s to dumb to, and if his last name wasnt earnhardt, he’d already been fired a LONG time ago! Its all in the name, nothing more! I will personally bet He only wins mabey 10 races the rest of his days, and he will NEVER NEVER NEVER be a champion!!!!!!

  231. jim on
  232. The only thing holding Jr back is Jr.

  233. liz on
  234. I agree with Jimmy Spencer , Dale lacks passion

  235. Darrell jones. on
  236. Jimmy Spencer is a complete idiot.

  237. MILLION DOLLAR BILL on
  238. agree compeletly with you spencer should have left nascar after his ass got so fat he couldn’t get in the car jimmy is just looking to start trouble he better watch out cause he might get a real black eye im so glad they took him out of nascar raceday

  239. MILLION DOLLAR BILL on
  240. spencer can take his fat ass and his two wins and go bug someone else he has no idea what he’s talking about jr will pull back he just needs proper motivation im a fan through and through winner or not i will always be an earnhardt fan GO JR #88

  241. Joe BOxer on
  242. Junior and his father never really got along and if junior is so good why has his carrer gone down hill after the year after his oldman died. Nascar let him win and you all know it. When his team mate at the time Micheal Waltrip started winning at Daytona and Talledega something was wrong And what happen to Waltrip as soon as he left Earnhardt racing he got caught cheating in restrictor plate racing. Go figure.

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