Cynthia Dowling

Cynthia Dowling


I have been watching NASCAR since the Daytona 500 of 1979. Before then I listened to races on the radio. I have never had the opportunity to attend a race in person. I was a fan of Dale Jr before I became a fan of his Father. I also like Jeff Gordon, DJ, and most of the drivers. I read most of the NASCAR websites but do not usually write comments on them.

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  • Dottie travis posted 2958 days ago

    Dottie travis

    November 13, 2009
    Updated Membership Information for JR Nation Crew

    Thank you so much for being a part of the JR Nation Crew in 2009 - we appreciate your dedication to Dale, Jr. and JR Motorsports. We've talked to quite a few of you over the past year about things we can do to make the Crew EVEN BETTER in 2010. So, it's with great pride that we announce these new enhancements and benefits for you:

    • Anyone who has a current Crew Membership (meaning you have joined or renewed your membership before 12/31/2009), will now be known as a Legacy Crew Member. Legacy Crew Members will receive the following benefits in 2010:

    o 20% discount at the JR Nation Retail store and; 10% discount at the Hendrick Team Store and the JR Nation Trackside Trailer through the END of 2010.

    o FIRST Access to Special Events and Ticketing Opportunities
    o Monthly Drawings for Autographed Items for Legacy Crew Members Only
    o Monthly Online Store Special for Legacy Crew Members Only
    o Legacy Crew Member privileges (special polls and questions to ask your opinion on key programs and beta testing opportunities to give feedback on the NEW online community; Legacy Crew Member-Only contests)
    o Special (Legacy Crew Badge) designation on your Community Profile
    o Legacy Crew-Only Chat Room and Forums

    • To make the JR Nation Crew even more accessible to all our Great Fans, while being sensitive to the Fans' pocketbooks, beginning January, 2010, the online portion of the Fan Club will be FREE for everyone. Features of the JR Nation Crew that will be available to ALL members, Legacy Crew and New Crew, will include:

    o Improved online community (we're taking the suggestions we've received from you and increasing the functionality and enhancing the features of the community)
    o Improved online content (more frequent updates of JR Motorsports and Dale Jr. information)
    o Special Sponsor Offers
    o Special Merchandise Offers
    o Contests
    o 'Inside the Flame' Monthly Newsletter
    o Special Event and Ticket Opportunities

    • We realize you might have a few questions about this change, so we'll try to answer a few of them here:

    Q: Why is JR Motorsports going to a free fan club next year?
    A: We believe this change will help us provide more content and improved features and benefits to the best fans on earth. By making the Fan Club 'free', we're able to attract more Crew Members, giving us the ability to negotiate better special offers from vendors, sponsors and tracks that we can pass along to you!

    Q: I paid 34.88 (or 15.88) in 2009 and now it's going to be free... is that really fair to me?
    A: If you paid for a membership in 2009, at either 34.88 or 15.88, the merchandise in the Fan Club Kit that you received is equivalent to that price (actually the retail value is more like for the full kit and for the Rally Kit). Plus... we've given autographed items and race tickets to numerous fan club members this year, offered discounted tickets and special event opportunities to fan club members, and the merchandise discounts alone are worth the membership price. Also, remember that Legacy members will receive a 20% discount in the online store next year, as well as additional 'Legacy only' special offers, contests and benefits.

    Q: What if I bought my membership in early 2009, will I have to renew in early 2010 to be a Legacy Member?
    A: There will not be any need to renew. Everyone who joined in 2009, no matter which month, will receive the Legacy Crew Member benefits through the end of 2010.

    Q: As a Legacy Crew Member, how will I ensure that I receive my discounts?
    A: Your 2009 Membership card will be honored at the JR Nation Trackside Trailer, the Hendrick Team Store and the JR Nation Retail store through the end of 2010. At the beginning of 2010, Legacy Crew Members will receive specific instructions and information for receiving the Legacy Crew Member discount at

    Q: Will there be a new membership kit for 2010?
    A: At this time there won't be a new membership kit, but we will be polling Legacy Crew Members to find out their merchandise preferences and will be offering special merchandise packages for all Crew Members next year.

    Q: If we open up the online community to everyone, don't we run the risk of some "haters" getting on there and stirring the pot?
    A: Legacy Crew Members will have their own separate chat and forum area that will not be accessible to new members. Also, we've received comments from current members that there needs to be more moderation of the online community. We've listened to your comments and are putting systems and people in place to make sure the community is more consistently monitored.

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  • Dottie travis posted 2958 days ago

    Dottie travis

    I'm sorry cynthia i didnt mean to disrespect Other junior fans nor you, You havent heard next year Junior is making his junior nation (FREE) all fans who cannot pay and want to join junior nation can come join us. other side of the coin he is changing the name to LEGACY CREW. i wish he would stick with junior nation but he is trying to make it bigger and better for his fans once again i didnt mean to disrespect you

  • Sal Sigala Jr. posted 3005 days ago

    Sal Sigala Jr.

    After four months and three days of being a member of B/R, I just posted my 100th article.

  • Kelly Crandall posted 3005 days ago

    Kelly Crandall

    Dale Jr. + Talladega

  • Kelly Crandall posted 3031 days ago

    Kelly Crandall

  • Sal Sigala Jr. posted 3032 days ago

    Sal Sigala Jr.

    Cynthia how have you been? I haven't seen you around in a while. Chevy clinched the manufacturers championship with seven races left.

  • Kara Martin posted 3090 days ago

    Kara Martin

    Thank you much Cynthia for the pick, I do appreciate it!