If you’ve seen any of the headlines regarding Dale Earnhardt Jr. lately you would think this weekend’s NEXTEL Cup Series race at Las Vegas was the last race of the season. One such article was titled, “Earnhardt, Jr.’s season hinges on Las Vegas run.”

So much doom and gloom. I mean, really?? Last I checked this was only the THIRD race of the year! I know that winning a Championship relies on winning races and finishing at the top of the order each week, but crap happens and people can come back.

That’s the problem with being so popular, and being the son of a legend, everybody is watching you and they’re waiting for one little crack so they can jump on it drag it out longer than necessary.

Leave the guy alone and please stop talking about Jr. needing to jump on the Childress bandwagon. Why can’t he be successful at DEI?? I don’t see any reason why they can’t make it happen with the company his father built. The story in the end, when he does win a Championship with DEI, would be so much sweeter that way.


Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, and Martin Truex Jr. watch other drivers turn laps during the NASCAR Car of Tomorrow test at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday morning, Feb. 28, 2007, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Bristol Herald Courier, Andre Teague)


Workers paint the track at the start/finish line at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 8, 2007, as they prepare for a weekend of NASCAR auto racing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)