Dale Earnhardt Jr: Where Does He Go From Here?

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst IMay 13, 2009

MARTINSVILLE, VA - MARCH 27:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet, sits in his car  during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody�s Fast Pain Relief 500 at the Martinsville Speedway on March 27, 2009 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images)

Eleven races into the 2009 cup season and Dale Earnhardt Jr. is sitting 18th with 419 points behind the leader, out of the chase, and his team with no direction.

Who is at fault? I don't know, do you? I've been reading all the experts in the print and TV media, and most of them, who have never stepped in a race car, tell us what's wrong and how to fix it.

Some ex-drivers and ex-technical support personal are also telling us what's wrong with Dale Jr., someone should remind them why they're not working in a race team anymore, just saying! It may be because they AIN'T too good. (For the grammar experts that's how the author wants it to read..lol.)

There are probably a million and one reasons why Dale Jr. is not doing well, and I'll bet the bank most of the garbage I've been reading about "what is wrong with Dale Jr." by the main stream media is just speculations with no facts and are solely wholesale stories to sell copy.

This situation with the 88 team will eventually be fixed, with no help from the media experts, I may add.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will probably be a great owner someday, no one in NASCAR has the ability to get sponsors like the prince of NASCAR.

Dale Jr.is a good race car driver, nothing more or nothing less. The copy selling hounds made the expectations too high for him, not the fans.

The proof is evident every Sunday when he leads a lap his fans (half of the stands) get up and go crazy, and guess what? They are happy just doing that.

I'm not a huge Jr. fan, but the more they bash him the more I like him, it sort of reminds me of not getting the syndicated status in the Bleacher Report world.

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