Dale Earnhardt Jr reports.....there is nothing new to report

ESPN Gets it wrong........AGAIN. Danica discussions are still ongoing, not decided

11/6/09 in NASCAR   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Okay, so I was the one who reported here that JR Motorsports was talking to Danica Patrick about having her run some races for them in the Nationwide Series in 2010.

I was also the one who recently reported that she was requesting $300,000 per race for either the Nationwide OR the Camping World Truck Series.  Yes, you read that right, per race. 

The boys on SIRIUS were discussing this very rumor and stated that although she had been rumored to start as early as Phoenix in two weeks, her asking price had seriously derailed discussions.  The winning money for Brad Keselowski was $80,338 in Memphis on October 24th and that money was to be spread around all of JR Motorsports team - that wasn't just Brad's take home.  If tickets sell for $25  apiece, to increase the purse by $300,000 to pay Ms. Patrick's demanded salary, either the price per ticket would have to increase significantly, or a whole helluva lot more tickets would have to be sold.

I reported, that although JR Motorsports was rumored to be the favorite in talking to Danica, with her asking price, negotiations with the sponsors would have to take on a whole new theme.  

ESPN, however, reported it as a done deal, or so close to done that they considered it done.

I wasn't sure, and wasn't ready to make that jump, especially given the asking price. 

Now don't get me wrong, I was quick to report that there were serious discussions going on, especially when I say Jr talking about it to the media with my very own eyes.  Given that his sister Kelley was doing the talking, I honestly thought that if there was something to be worked out, she would be the one to get it done.

Well, I was wr..wr....not exactly right in that, but I was right to wait on calling it a done deal.  Dale Jr, after reading the "News Release" by ESPN, has come forward on his own to report that it isn't a done deal, and that the discussions are still "in the early stages".   He also says there are a lot of teams in the mix and although he, Kasey Kahne and Carl Edwards are all of the opinion that Danica would be good for NASCAR, nothing has been decided. 

And so the Danica watch continues.
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11/8/09   |   cliffhanger1958   |   4 respect

Hill56Billy wrote:

Smoke a whiner HA HA HA

Yeah right, better take another look at Tony's claim to fame, now if you want to see a real whiner, look back at Jimmy Spencer, and his hayday. And since we used to race Jimmy on the tracks in Pa. NJ, NY state and Md. I can say this. Tony a whinner, geez.

11/8/09   |   cliffhanger1958   |   4 respect

Bashfulblue wrote:
Jimmie Johnson would race for free

Yeah right, his wife would never allow that...Lol

11/7/09   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

derms33 wrote:
Why would Chris Mortenson be reporting on NASCAR? 

Mort reports about the BIG Penn State win...wait a second, PSU sucks BUCKNUTS

11/7/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

derms33 wrote:
Why would Chris Mortenson be reporting on NASCAR? 

He tries (miserably and incorrectly) to report on every other sport, so why not add one more sport to your backwards repertoire?

 

11/7/09   |   Hill56Billy   |   9 respect

bwfc2good4u wrote:
I think a lot of the drivers would drive for free...Reed Sorenson does drive for free, AJ Almendinger doesn't get any of his prize money, Kyle Busch races in the CWTS for free. I think they just like what they do, the question is would Danica??? If $300,000 is the number thats being thrown around then the answer would be no, but lets wait and see

completely diferent situations Sorenson & Dinger have a better chance at landing a ride by beihg visable than if they were to get out of their current rides. As for Kyle he is only doing it in the trucks to help a freind

11/7/09   |   mikeyintheoc   |   55 respect

Well if this happens, and  Dale Jr and Miss Danica Patrick  is on the same ride  it will be "ALL SHOW and NO GO"

11/7/09   |   jtrain11   |   188 respect

She should just become a swimsuit model and call it a day.  She's an average at best driver. 

11/7/09   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

Why would Chris Mortenson be reporting on NASCAR? 

11/7/09   |   sc0ttm0   |   807 respect

kramer wrote:
I second that.

Third!

11/7/09   |   bwfc2good4u   |   327 respect

Bashfulblue wrote:
Jimmie Johnson would race for free

I think a lot of the drivers would drive for free...Reed Sorenson does drive for free, AJ Almendinger doesn't get any of his prize money, Kyle Busch races in the CWTS for free. I think they just like what they do, the question is would Danica??? If $300,000 is the number thats being thrown around then the answer would be no, but lets wait and see

11/7/09   |   cliffhanger1958   |   4 respect

$300,000 a race geez, What's next? Gentleman and Danica START YOUR ENGINES? Or let's go racing boys and Danica. Lol.  Bet ya Chrissy Wallace would blow her doors off...

11/7/09   |   Hill56Billy   |   9 respect

weldwater wrote:
Please get Danica to Nascar JR!!! Maybe she can drive your car and tell you whats wrong with it!!

wow that cuts deep

11/7/09   |   weldwater   |   244 respect

Please get Danica to Nascar JR!!! Maybe she can drive your car and tell you whats wrong with it!!

11/6/09   |   Hill56Billy   |   9 respect

you have got to be kidding would you do your job for free I won't and neather would jimmie

11/6/09   |   Bashfulblue   |   7 respect

Jimmie Johnson would race for free

11/6/09   |   Hill56Billy   |   9 respect

(Edited by Hill56Billy)

Smoke not a whiner he is one heck of gooood driver & no Iam not a fan of his but he has done great things in his career a championship & look at his acomplainshments this year

11/6/09   |   Hill56Billy   |   9 respect

Smoke a whiner HA HA HA

11/6/09   |   Hill56Billy   |   9 respect

wrote:
Kyle is a great driver.. He just has to learn not to be so dramatic all the time. He has to realize he can't win every race.

just goes to show you 2nd place 1st looser

11/6/09   |   Hill56Billy   |   9 respect

Danica is only doing this garbage for two reasons 1 to advance in IRL 2 to keep us dreaming & talking about it. looks to me like it's working.

11/6/09   |   Hill56Billy   |   9 respect

wrote:

$300,00 per race? we sure are greety! I don't want her to move to nascar...we already have 2 of her (Stew-rat, and Ky. Busch) Do we really need another whining, crying selfish brat? She should go do what she does best....get men off!

you call Kyle a whiner Icall him one heck of a driver just as he pulls into the LEAD at Texas

11/6/09   |   Hill56Billy   |   9 respect

who cares I would like to see Danica run in NASCAR but the money she is asking for is way to much.

11/6/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Pat wrote:
Nice pictures, Debi. I approve.

I second that.

11/6/09   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Pat wrote:
Nice pictures, Debi. I approve.

ROFLMAO!!!!!!

11/6/09   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Nice pictures, Debi. I approve.

11/6/09   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

kentuckycolonel wrote:
well in espn's defense, never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

Nope, that's never stopped them before! Why start tryiing for accuracy after al this time, huh?

11/6/09   |   PJ88Fan   |   468 respect

wrote:
And ESPN being wrong is really no big revelation..LOL

Hi Andi...I'm out of respects for the day...so my response to your answer is FUNNY 

11/6/09   |   kentuckycolonel   |   7 respect

well in espn's defense, never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

11/6/09   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

wrote:
And ESPN being wrong is really no big revelation..LOL

Yeah, I know, it's my own little ninner nanner boo boo :D