Dale Jr Needs To Get Out Of The Drivers Seat

Adam WheltonContributor IFebruary 28, 2010

LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 27:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Shelby American at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on February 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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This is by no means a slam to Dale Jr, but it has become abundantly clear that no matter who the owner of the car is or who is sitting atop his pit box, that he cannot get the job done with these new cars. In fact he was only able to get good results from the old car on restrictor plate tracks on a regular basis. Dale needs to wake up to the fact that no matter if he is in the car or not, that his popularity will not change. I think I'd personally respect him more for getting out of the car and admitting that it's not for him anymore.

Getting fired from Hendrick would be a fatal blow to his driving career! It's not like he needs the job! He's a great media personality and has more companies to do advertising for than he needs. There are so many young guy's coming up who could really use the ride that he is currently occupying.

If his dad was still alive, he would certainly not approve of his lackluster performances filled with blame and profanity over his radio to his team. He didn't tolerate it when Jr was driving for him in the Busch Grand National Series and I would think that he wouldn't tolerate it now.

Man up Jr or let someone who will! Stay in the sport of auto racing as an owner or Public Relations person. Nascar needs the talent's that you have but the sure don't need the headache that you must be to deal with as a driver. Most popular or not! How popular would he be if his last name was Smith?

I rest my case.

Just my two cents.