Earnhardt still king of NASCAR

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Dale Earnhardt a lasting image in NASCAR 10 years after his death The Intimidator's tragic Daytona 500 crash prompted changes to the sport Comments Kevin Kelly kkelly@enquirer.com Filed Under Sports Earnhardt's No.

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barr

Temperance, MI

#1 Feb 24, 2011
well he is as long as people like you keep talking about him. I'd like to move on.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#2 Feb 24, 2011
Hail King Richard!, Long live the king!

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#3 Feb 24, 2011
Richard Petty is the King...This writer is an idiot.
Barnabus

Katy, TX

#4 Feb 25, 2011
Earnhardt (SR or JR) NEVER was the King of NASCAR. That title belongs to Richard Petty until someone breaks his record and knocks him off the throne. The only thing Earnhardt SR could break was his neck (by his own choice not to wear the proper safety gear) and the only "royal" NASCAR title Earnhardt JR qualifies for is the JESTER.
Wang

Cameron, NC

#5 Feb 25, 2011
If Dare Sl king, then Wang Empolel of China.
TheNewKingJJ48

Stephens City, VA

#6 Feb 25, 2011
Earnhardt WAS the man. Petty is the King. Jimmie Johnson IS the man & the next "King" of Nascar. Just give him 3 more years. NOBODY has won 5 championships in a row. It took Petty bout 500+ races to win 5 championships. It took Johnson 300+ races to win 5 championships. I rest my case.

“To contract new debts...”

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#7 Feb 26, 2011
TheNewKingJJ48 wrote:
Earnhardt WAS the man. Petty is the King. Jimmie Johnson IS the man & the next "King" of Nascar. Just give him 3 more years. NOBODY has won 5 championships in a row. It took Petty bout 500+ races to win 5 championships. It took Johnson 300+ races to win 5 championships. I rest my case.
Even if he gets the other 2 championships (likely) and the 153 more wins (unlikely) Petty will always be The King.
TheNewKingJJ48

Stephens City, VA

#8 Feb 26, 2011
Hunglo wrote:
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Even if he gets the other 2 championships (likely) and the 153 more wins (unlikely) Petty will always be The King.
You prolly right bout the wins. The competition is much more competitve these days and it's harder to win races. But, we all know championships are the be all end all of a drivers success. In other words, when Johnson wins 8 championships than he will be the New King of Nascar.
A Real Fan

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Feb 26, 2011
Johnson will never be King of anything
TheNewKingJJ48

Stephens City, VA

#10 Feb 26, 2011
A Real Fan wrote:
Johnson will never be King of anything
Ah, fail "real fan". Johnson is the King of most consecutive Sprint Cup championships (5). Also, he's the Nascar King of Sports Illustrated being the only driver to be named Athlete of the Year. King of the Chase. Making the chase every year and most wins in the Chase. Should I go on...

“YA dont know ..........do ya??”

Since: Jan 11

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#11 Feb 26, 2011
Barnabus wrote:
Earnhardt (SR or JR) NEVER was the King of NASCAR. That title belongs to Richard Petty until someone breaks his record and knocks him off the throne. The only thing Earnhardt SR could break was his neck (by his own choice not to wear the proper safety gear) and the only "royal" NASCAR title Earnhardt JR qualifies for is the JESTER.
Damn man, you slay me with those Sr comments about his death. Since your in Katy Tx, I wanted to let you know, Im gonna be in Austin March 14 thru 21. I have been ask to do warm up shows for the SXSW fesival, third year in a row they have ask me, Im honored!! If you can make your way to Austin, Ill still buy you that beer we missed in Daytona.
Wang

United States

#12 Feb 26, 2011
TheNewKingJJ48 wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, fail "real fan". Johnson is the King of most consecutive Sprint Cup championships (5). Also, he's the Nascar King of Sports Illustrated being the only driver to be named Athlete of the Year. King of the Chase. Making the chase every year and most wins in the Chase. Should I go on...
Jimmy get bristels using buttel knife. He not athrete.

“YA dont know ..........do ya??”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#13 Feb 26, 2011
My vote for King is Rutledge Wood..........naw, not really!!!!!!!!!!
Wang

United States

#14 Feb 26, 2011
TheNewKingJJ48 wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, fail "real fan". Johnson is the King of most consecutive Sprint Cup championships (5). Also, he's the Nascar King of Sports Illustrated being the only driver to be named Athlete of the Year. King of the Chase. Making the chase every year and most wins in the Chase. Should I go on...
By youl declee, Wang Empolel of China. Bow at Wang's feet.
Chop chop!!!
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#15 Feb 26, 2011
TheNewKingJJ48 wrote:
Earnhardt WAS the man. Petty is the King. Jimmie Johnson IS the man & the next "King" of Nascar. Just give him 3 more years. NOBODY has won 5 championships in a row. It took Petty bout 500+ races to win 5 championships. It took Johnson 300+ races to win 5 championships. I rest my case.
Look back at the history at how Richard won those 500 races . Early days didn't come with zillion dollar race teams and 50ft motor homes. Drivers today have no earthly idea what the old school drivers went through to climb up the ladder.
Barnabus

Katy, TX

#16 Feb 27, 2011
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Look back at the history at how Richard won those 500 races . Early days didn't come with zillion dollar race teams and 50ft motor homes. Drivers today have no earthly idea what the old school drivers went through to climb up the ladder.
Richard Petty didn't win 500 races, he won 200 races.
TheNewKingJJ48

Stephens City, VA

#17 Feb 27, 2011
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Look back at the history at how Richard won those 500 races . Early days didn't come with zillion dollar race teams and 50ft motor homes. Drivers today have no earthly idea what the old school drivers went through to climb up the ladder.
I've looked back and saw how Petty won those 500 races. Wait, what, 200 races, bro. The level of competition is not the same. I give credit to Petty, tho. He raced his ace off. Back then if you don't win you go back and fix and try to come out and win the next race. Today, if you don't win you're out. The level of competition is coming at you race after race.

“YA dont know ..........do ya??”

Since: Jan 11

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#18 Feb 27, 2011
Barnabus wrote:
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Richard Petty didn't win 500 races, he won 200 races.
And some of them are questionable!!??
checkered flag

Spring Hill, FL

#19 Feb 27, 2011
My next door neighbor told me she would have crawled over one-mile of sharp carpet nails on her hands and knees just to hear Dale Earnhardt fart over a short wave radio.

She said she would not do the same for Junior.

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#20 Feb 27, 2011
None of the Earnhardts have ever been king of anything. NASCAR will only have one "King". If Richard Petty hadn't gotten in to racing, NASCAR would still be running dirt tracks. Dale Sr. was a helluva driver but had he come along the same time as Richard, Richard would have wore his butt out.

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