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JR sets expectations!
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Dale Jr has said that anything less than 3 wins will be a disappointing season for him.  Personally, I think he is setting the bar low.  I can see him winning more than three.  So what is your opinion?  How many races do you think JR will win this season?
| Closed on 02/26/10 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt Jr | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
Team Breakout:
27 Fans 
7%a. I Think This:
26%b. Good Luck JR!
56%c. He Will Make The Chase!
0%d. JR....JR
11%e. Other

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#5 | 1638 days ago

One  thing about Junior, his facial expressions give you an idea of what's going on. All  the latest pictures that are out, Junior's got that "happy" or "satisfied" look on his face. That kind of tells you that he's got his head on straight and is on a mission. What's great is that Nascar finally broke down and is going to lets them boys race!! The wing is gone, the restrictor plates are bigger and the bump n run is back. All that does is echo SPEED....Junior's going to be one to contend with this year. It's seems like the team has all pulled together and Lance McGrew is all excited for the season to start. Junior's definitely going to get 3 wins at least but I think he'll get more than that. He will make the Chase and yes, the Cup would be great, but that too far away to predict right now.  I'll be happy with some wins and making the Chase!  GO JUNIOR!!!
He Will Make The Chase!  
  
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#1 | 1638 days ago

I wish him the best....if Hendrick comes through and spends the time on his team like they did Jimmie's..then it can happen...of course, I really want Tony to win all the races...so I am conflicted and biased...sorry JC......
Good Luck JR!  
#2 | 1638 days ago
Kevinshomegurl (+)

Would never wish him bad luck....hope he gets what hes after...
Good Luck JR!  
#3 | 1638 days ago

the chase and at least one race win seems realistic, but based on the last 2 years a run at the championship isn't. He may be in the same equiptment as Jimmie, Jeff and Mark but is he as good as them? I say he makes the chase and if he doesn't I think that could be the end of him and HMS
He Will Make The Chase!  
#4 | 1638 days ago

Junior is to good a driver to not win races, and i expect he will be back in 2010, winning as many as 5 races.
Good Luck JR!  
#5 | 1638 days ago

One  thing about Junior, his facial expressions give you an idea of what's going on. All  the latest pictures that are out, Junior's got that "happy" or "satisfied" look on his face. That kind of tells you that he's got his head on straight and is on a mission. What's great is that Nascar finally broke down and is going to lets them boys race!! The wing is gone, the restrictor plates are bigger and the bump n run is back. All that does is echo SPEED....Junior's going to be one to contend with this year. It's seems like the team has all pulled together and Lance McGrew is all excited for the season to start. Junior's definitely going to get 3 wins at least but I think he'll get more than that. He will make the Chase and yes, the Cup would be great, but that too far away to predict right now.  I'll be happy with some wins and making the Chase!  GO JUNIOR!!!
He Will Make The Chase!  
#6 | 1638 days ago
18packabs (+)

Isn't this a replay from the last two Seasons leading up to Daytona??
Good Luck JR!  
#7 | 1638 days ago

Great  Poll yes this year before daytona you can tell he is very happy the way his team has come together and at fanfest and media week  you can tell how diferent he is
He Will Make The Chase!  
#8 | 1637 days ago

bwfc2good4u wrote:
the chase and at least one race win seems realistic, but based on the last 2 years a run at the championship isn't. He may be in the same equiptment as Jimmie, Jeff and Mark but is he as good as them? I say he makes the chase and if he doesn't I think that could be the end of him and HMS
This is just my opinion, but in the last 2 years, there was a lot more thrown at Junior than he expected. Yes, he had the same equipment, etc. but the biggest difference is, he just wasn't the same Junior. I'm sure Theresa almost loosing DEI had to bother Junior a lot and Rick Hendrick taking Tony Junior away from him didn't set very well either. I'm not makin excuses for him, I'm just sayin his head just wasn't in race mode.  I'm thinkin you'll be very surprised at the Junior you see on the track this year. 
He Will Make The Chase!  
#9 | 1637 days ago
AndiLee0388 (+)

(Edited by AndiLee0388)
Wow John I never realized last year what your thoughts on Junyah were..LOL..or have you just been more vocal this year
Good Luck JR!  
#10 | 1637 days ago
AndiLee0388 (+)

Ok putting it here with full knowledge it may be rubbed in face at a later date(November):

Junior wins 3 races ( that count towards points), and finihes between 3rd & 5th in the Chase!
Good Luck JR!  
#11 | 1637 days ago

AndiLee0388 wrote:
Ok putting it here with full knowledge it may be rubbed in face at a later date(November):

Junior wins 3 races ( that count towards points), and finihes between 3rd & 5th in the Chase!
On the other hand..you may be rubbing all our noses in it...
Good Luck JR!  
#12 | 1637 days ago

 thought you might like to know what it felt like......just been sitting here, waiting and waiting.....lol.....
Good Luck JR!  
#13 | 1637 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
I wish him the best....if Hendrick comes through and spends the time on his team like they did Jimmie's..then it can happen...of course, I really want Tony to win all the races...so I am conflicted and biased...sorry JC......
thats true but jr is a really great driver. i think he can make the chase if he trys
He Will Make The Chase!  
#14 | 1637 days ago

i thnk that hes setting the bar way to low.. he can prolly get 5 wins if he really trys hard..
He Will Make The Chase!  
#15 | 1637 days ago

Ummmmm.....just because the "stats" don't reflect wins, top 5's and so on, doesn't mean a driver isn't great.....wrecks, mechanical failures, mistakes in the pits, can all cause losses.....not to mention bad chemistry between driver and crew chief...Just a thought......(skips merrily along my way...la la la la) 
Good Luck JR!  
#16 | 1637 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
 thought you might like to know what it felt like......just been sitting here, waiting and waiting.....lol.....
good one lol
He Will Make The Chase!  
#17 | 1637 days ago

well if  Kahne just be more driven and stop blowing up motors its like he got voted in  at lowe's races and won then HELLO where the boy go  i mean youR guy  is not a show case drive i mean BUD does not even advertis him  whats with that i mean win JR was their man  he was in them every network break just saying  
He Will Make The Chase!  
#18 | 1637 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

JenX63 wrote:
Ummmmm.....just because the "stats" don't reflect wins, top 5's and so on, doesn't mean a driver isn't great.....wrecks, mechanical failures, mistakes in the pits, can all cause losses.....not to mention bad chemistry between driver and crew chief...Just a thought......(skips merrily along my way...la la la la) 
You're right and JR had everyone of those problems last season!  I was disappointed in his mechanical failures considering he was driving with a Hendricks engine.  That's what I could never understand!
Good Luck JR!  
#19 | 1636 days ago
18packabs (+)

AndiLee0388 wrote:
Ok putting it here with full knowledge it may be rubbed in face at a later date(November):

Junior wins 3 races ( that count towards points), and finihes between 3rd & 5th in the Chase!
I know at least one person who will.......
Good Luck JR!  
#20 | 1636 days ago

ok me sorry i even tryed to find something about him for you nothing
He Will Make The Chase!  
#21 | 1631 days ago

PJ88Fan wrote:
This is just my opinion, but in the last 2 years, there was a lot more thrown at Junior than he expected. Yes, he had the same equipment, etc. but the biggest difference is, he just wasn't the same Junior. I'm sure Theresa almost loosing DEI had to bother Junior a lot and Rick Hendrick taking Tony Junior away from him didn't set very well either. I'm not makin excuses for him, I'm just sayin his head just wasn't in race mode.  I'm thinkin you'll be very surprised at the Junior you see on the track this year. 
I have to agree.  I think Jr. is on a mission this year.
He Will Make The Chase!  
#22 | 1630 days ago

cuddles127017 wrote:
I have to agree.  I think Jr. is on a mission this year.
Thanks Pat! I think he shook off a lot of the pressure and nonsense and is going come out being a winner this year!
He Will Make The Chase!  
#23 | 1630 days ago

bwfc2good4u wrote:
the chase and at least one race win seems realistic, but based on the last 2 years a run at the championship isn't. He may be in the same equiptment as Jimmie, Jeff and Mark but is he as good as them? I say he makes the chase and if he doesn't I think that could be the end of him and HMS
Bingo!
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#24 | 1630 days ago

Ok John...I didn't mean the Cup...I'm talkin 4-5 wins...Lol!! The Chase is pushin it this early.. :)
He Will Make The Chase!  
#25 | 1629 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

PJ88Fan wrote:
Ok John...I didn't mean the Cup...I'm talkin 4-5 wins...Lol!! The Chase is pushin it this early.. :)
JR will make the Chase.  John just does not want to admit it! lol
Good Luck JR!  
#26 | 1629 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

I will say this.  IF JR's year sucks like the previous year I think it will be time to leave Hendricks!  Honestly, I didn't like it when he chose to go there.  Maybe he should do something with Tony or try his own team.  Either way, he will have sponsors to go with him.
Good Luck JR!  
#27 | 1629 days ago

I remember the press conference when he announced he was going to Hendrick Motorsports. The big question was why not Richard Childress Racing, (now dont quote me, and I am sure Gina has the exact wording)..but basically, he wanted to stand on his own. He can drive, if everyone would take a deep breath, he was in the Nationwide Series, (or what it is called now)...he won races he competed. He also did very well when he jumped up . He did OK....things went south AFTER, his dad died....give him a break...his life is out there, he has his own fans and then legions of his dads to contend with. He is young, and he has gone through more, yes I say more, than most other drivers...has he had help...who cares....I watched him yesterday...he has a little of that ol Dale Jr spark back....he has put enough pressure on himself.....lets just see what happens...and IF..he does well....you all owe Gina big apologies....standing by your driver is what we do......of course it really is moot, cause Tony gonna leave everyone in the dust....

Good Luck JR!  
#28 | 1629 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

(Edited by JRSFLAME88)
JenX63 wrote:

I remember the press conference when he announced he was going to Hendrick Motorsports. The big question was why not Richard Childress Racing, (now dont quote me, and I am sure Gina has the exact wording)..but basically, he wanted to stand on his own. He can drive, if everyone would take a deep breath, he was in the Nationwide Series, (or what it is called now)...he won races he competed. He also did very well when he jumped up . He did OK....things went south AFTER, his dad died....give him a break...his life is out there, he has his own fans and then legions of his dads to contend with. He is young, and he has gone through more, yes I say more, than most other drivers...has he had help...who cares....I watched him yesterday...he has a little of that ol Dale Jr spark back....he has put enough pressure on himself.....lets just see what happens...and IF..he does well....you all owe Gina big apologies....standing by your driver is what we do......of course it really is moot, cause Tony gonna leave everyone in the dust....

I don't know about remembering the press conference word for word but I remember what I said!  "What the hell is he thinking!" and then I about fell out of my chair!  Thanks for your support.  BTW:  Tony was looking good and confident last night also!
Good Luck JR!  
#29 | 1629 days ago

 yes he was....
Good Luck JR!  
#30 | 1629 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

You better cross them before I break them! lol....lol....Jr is going to rule this year.  I bet he does better than Kasey!
Good Luck JR!  
#31 | 1629 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
I wish him the best....if Hendrick comes through and spends the time on his team like they did Jimmie's..then it can happen...of course, I really want Tony to win all the races...so I am conflicted and biased...sorry JC......
To say that Hendrick doesn't spend time on Jr's team is ridiculous. Rick Hendrick gives his teams the exact same tools each and every week. The problem with JR is that for some reason his team has not come together like they should. JR will make the chase this year and probably win at least three races but only if his team and him are on the same wave length.
He Will Make The Chase!  
#32 | 1629 days ago

Lol...you're right...he's had pressure on him since his Dad was killed, but I just have a gut feeling that the Junior that we're used to seeing will be there this year. Maybe not stellar, but a good showing! He's not a kid anymore....and he's learnin. :)
He Will Make The Chase!  
#33 | 1629 days ago

Ok John...it's gonna be a long season n I can see you n I are gonna have some serious fun...LMBO!!
He Will Make The Chase!  
#34 | 1629 days ago

gatorjoe0615 wrote:
To say that Hendrick doesn't spend time on Jr's team is ridiculous. Rick Hendrick gives his teams the exact same tools each and every week. The problem with JR is that for some reason his team has not come together like they should. JR will make the chase this year and probably win at least three races but only if his team and him are on the same wave length.
Hey yall, its a Johnson fan..... welcome....I said and Mr Hendrick himself has admitted that he did not spend the time he should of with Jr....everyone was concentrating on Jimmie's Championship.....Yes communication is important..we all have seen races where races were lost due to miscommuniation or no communication.....no offense meant...we have a  an exchange of ideas..which sometimes gets "LIVELY"......
Good Luck JR!  
#35 | 1629 days ago
AndiLee0388 (+)

Well..Junyah was fastest in practice today, he has a whole different attitude, has a sparkle back in his eye.. I am not betting the farm yet, but I will bet the barn!
Good Luck JR!  
#36 | 1629 days ago
18packabs (+)

AndiLee0388 wrote:
Well..Junyah was fastest in practice today, he has a whole different attitude, has a sparkle back in his eye.. I am not betting the farm yet, but I will bet the barn!
I hope you have a place to put the animals.....
Good Luck JR!  
#37 | 1629 days ago
AndiLee0388 (+)

18packabs wrote:
I hope you have a place to put the animals.....
I just spit water everywhere..LMAO.

And yes I have a special place just for the animals..LOL
Good Luck JR!  
#38 | 1629 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

AndiLee0388 wrote:
I just spit water everywhere..LMAO.

And yes I have a special place just for the animals..LOL
  Victory Lane?
Good Luck JR!  
#39 | 1626 days ago

So if Jr. goes out on his own(not a bad idea on the surface) does Danica pick up his car for Hendricks?


Go Gordon!
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#40 | 1624 days ago

GROW UP KAHNE SSSSSSSSSSSSSUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSSS
He Will Make The Chase!  
#41 | 1611 days ago

It will be good if he makes the chase. Good Luck JR!!!
He Will Make The Chase!  
#42 | 1611 days ago

So what happend to KK in Calif.?
He Will Make The Chase!  
#43 | 1609 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

(Edited by JRSFLAME88)
Jr had a rear axle break.  It seems all of the Hendricks cars are having this problem!  Kasey just can't seem to catch a break.  He is great in practice and qualifying.  I think he will do good in Vegas!  As for JR......I honestly wish he would leave Hendricks after this season. Good Luck to JR in VEGAS this weekend! 
Good Luck JR!  
#44 | 1609 days ago
AndiLee0388 (+)

What actually happened in Vegas, if you watch all the footage, is Junyah had the clutch engaged, the drive train was turning when the jack dropped, and that is what caused the axle break. Dave Despain actually spoke about this the other night. The replays also showed this.
This one I am afraid, is all on Junyah.
Good Luck JR!  
#45 | 1608 days ago

AndiLee0388 wrote:
What actually happened in Vegas, if you watch all the footage, is Junyah had the clutch engaged, the drive train was turning when the jack dropped, and that is what caused the axle break. Dave Despain actually spoke about this the other night. The replays also showed this.
This one I am afraid, is all on Junyah.
HUH  they have not even raced vegas yet heck WTF are you talking about ?????????  axle breaks was in last week races !!!!!!!
He Will Make The Chase!  
#46 | 1608 days ago

Dam  what a poll................. will be back no respects to give out! Great responses and come backs! 
#47 | 1608 days ago
AndiLee0388 (+)

CRAZY_LADY wrote:
HUH  they have not even raced vegas yet heck WTF are you talking about ?????????  axle breaks was in last week races !!!!!!!
If you look at the answer I gave, it was in response to JC French asking what had happened to Junyah the week before,which I quoted so put your claws back in, I most certainly know who is racing and when.
Good Luck JR!  
#48 | 1608 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

 I'm confused......Where is John? 
Good Luck JR!  
#49 | 1608 days ago
AndiLee0388 (+)

Well pardon me..I did say Vegas but meant Fontana, which was pretty evident, by my talking about Dave Despain's show from last week, but whatever.seeing how I made the mistake I will apologize, and edit my post to read as it should have.


I just think this comment,"HUH  they have not even raced vegas yet heck WTF are you talking about ?????????  " could have been said a little better, but then again, I am not part of the little clique, so why would I think that someone I have never said a bad word to, could speak to me differently?
Good Luck JR!  
#50 | 1608 days ago
AndiLee0388 (+)

(Edited by AndiLee0388)
AndiLee0388 wrote:
What actually happened in Vegas, if you watch all the footage, is Junyah had the clutch engaged, the drive train was turning when the jack dropped, and that is what caused the axle break. Dave Despain actually spoke about this the other night. The replays also showed this.
This one I am afraid, is all on Junyah.
I was going to edit this, but I have no problem saying I made a mistake.  This was supposed to read..What happened in Fontana, if you watch all the footage...


God forbid anyone say anything wrong about Junyah, even when he does f--k up.

And in  case the little clique hasn't noticed...I don't get run off very easily.
Good Luck JR!  
#51 | 1608 days ago

AndiLee0388 wrote:
I was going to edit this, but I have no problem saying I made a mistake.  This was supposed to read..What happened in Fontana, if you watch all the footage...


God forbid anyone say anything wrong about Junyah, even when he does f--k up.

And in  case the little clique hasn't noticed...I don't get run off very easily.
You make mistakes????    


...i thought i made one once...but i was mistaken...
#52 | 1608 days ago
AndiLee0388 (+)

MissAJrFan wrote:
You make mistakes????    


...i thought i made one once...but i was mistaken...
Good Luck JR!  
#53 | 1608 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

JR qualifies 4Th in Vegas!     GO  BABY GO!
Good Luck JR!  
#54 | 1607 days ago

Go Jeffy!
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#55 | 1605 days ago

I'm as big of a Jr fan as anybody, but until he starts 'driving it like he stole it', instead of driving it like he borrowed it, I don't expect any better than we're getting....
#56 | 1605 days ago

Yeppers, I can attest to the fact that John treats us all the same....he gives as good as he gets....we all wish Kasey would get a top 5 though so we could see the gloating John.....cheesers
Good Luck JR!  
#57 | 1605 days ago

Ummm, but come on...wouldn't you just love to come back on a Monday and put a big ol SMILEY up......he he he....I know I would....
Good Luck JR!  
#58 | 1604 days ago
AndiLee0388 (+)

JenX63 wrote:
Yeppers, I can attest to the fact that John treats us all the same....he gives as good as he gets....we all wish Kasey would get a top 5 though so we could see the gloating John.....cheesers
Thanks Jen, but I have known John for 2 years now, so, I get that. This was the second time in a week or two, that he jumped in on something I said to a particular set of people. I just found it very odd. See, he used to talk to me , and make comments on things all the time, and then a certain incident happened and ever since then anything he has said to me has been derogatory.

I was born at night, but it wasn'tt last night.
Good Luck JR!  
#59 | 1604 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

(Edited by JRSFLAME88)
JenX63 wrote:
Yeppers, I can attest to the fact that John treats us all the same....he gives as good as he gets....we all wish Kasey would get a top 5 though so we could see the gloating John.....cheesers
John is my hero! LMAO....He's a cool guy just a Kahne Fan.  Do we need a poll to roast him?  He really is a great guy for putting up with us women!
Good Luck JR!  
#60 | 1604 days ago

JRSFLAME88 wrote:
Jr had a rear axle break.  It seems all of the Hendricks cars are having this problem!  Kasey just can't seem to catch a break.  He is great in practice and qualifying.  I think he will do good in Vegas!  As for JR......I honestly wish he would leave Hendricks after this season. Good Luck to JR in VEGAS this weekend! 
IE YOU REMBER HE IS WITH HENDRICK FOR 5YRS HES GOT 2 MORE TO GO
He Will Make The Chase!  
#61 | 1604 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

24fan wrote:
IE YOU REMBER HE IS WITH HENDRICK FOR 5YRS HES GOT 2 MORE TO GO
I know!
Good Luck JR!  
#62 | 1604 days ago

yes he could break it cost alot of money I know no big deal for him but i do not like you think he will like you we never know what he will do
He Will Make The Chase!  
#63 | 1604 days ago
AndiLee0388 (+)

Ahhhhhhhhhh the baby thing..<Maybe JJ has some tips to help you get thru it all..LOL
Good Luck JR!  
#64 | 1604 days ago

AndiLee0388 wrote:
Thanks Jen, but I have known John for 2 years now, so, I get that. This was the second time in a week or two, that he jumped in on something I said to a particular set of people. I just found it very odd. See, he used to talk to me , and make comments on things all the time, and then a certain incident happened and ever since then anything he has said to me has been derogatory.

I was born at night, but it wasn'tt last night.
 wow I stepped in it didn't I?...sorry Andi......I am new and have no prior dealings with anyone...so as far as I am concerned you all have clean slates with me....
Good Luck JR!  
#65 | 1604 days ago
AndiLee0388 (+)

JenX63 wrote:
 wow I stepped in it didn't I?...sorry Andi......I am new and have no prior dealings with anyone...so as far as I am concerned you all have clean slates with me....
It's all good, past is past.You did nothing wrong, so no apologies necessary
Good Luck JR!  
#66 | 1603 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

Wow! So does that mean I could bash your driver every day and get a new start the next day?
Good Luck JR!  
#67 | 1603 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

At times you do. But, I like Kasey so I can't bash him. The only drivers I really have fun bashing are the Shrubs.  So many jokes for those two!

Good Luck JR!  
#68 | 1603 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

Good Luck JR!  
#69 | 1566 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
I wish him the best....if Hendrick comes through and spends the time on his team like they did Jimmie's..then it can happen...of course, I really want Tony to win all the races...so I am conflicted and biased...sorry JC......
jimmie johnson is not that good of a driver.he dous good because knaus.
He Will Make The Chase!  
#70 | 1566 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

True. But, where is my Millions of Dollars?
Good Luck JR!  
#71 | 1566 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

True. But, where is my Millions of Dollars?
Good Luck JR!  
#72 | 1566 days ago

xGIRLOVERJULIAX wrote:
jimmie johnson is not that good of a driver.he dous good because knaus.
I'm sorry, let me see if I understand you. Your saying Jimmie Johnson is not a good driver?....I am no JJ fan....but the man can drive, it isn't Chad behind the wheel it's Jimmie....yes Chad helps make decisions, but ultimately it is the guy behind the wheel that brings it home...I respectfully disagree with you....
Good Luck JR!  

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