bump and run

“I don’t go around wrecking people on purpose.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr., on the incident with Carl Edwards.
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Ok… Dale Jr. ran, with what seemed to be every other Nextel Cup driver in the series, the BUSCH Series Carfax 250 at the Michigan International Speedway this past Saturday. With less than two laps to go Jr. bumps into the back of Carl Edwards which causes Edwards to go spinning out of the lead and leaves Jr. to win the race. Edwards retaliated by slamming into Jr.’s car during the final caution flag laps and then walked into victory lane to exchange heated words.

All I can say is get over it Carl! Ha!

I have no idea why the fans booed Jr. And I’m not just saying that because he’s my favorite driver either. He’s one of the few drivers that I believe when they say that they didn’t mean to do it. The proof is that whenever Jr. has bumped or hit someone on accident in the past he’s immediately gotten on the radio and admitted fault. I don’t believe that he just turned into a complete jerk overnight and decided to wreck Edwards. Besides, Edwards got loose out of that turn and Jr. had no where to go. Well, no where to go if he wanted to still have a chance at the win.

Since Junior is one of, if not the most, popular driver in NASCAR today it was very disarming to hear fans booing him. Now, I was watching the race and I started to wonder what he would have to do for me to boo him.

It would take a lot, maybe if he started liking the Raiders or dating Paris Hilton. Oh, I can’t even go there, that would be a dark day indeed.