Nascar has become my new passion. I never thought I could like this sport but now it is quickly becoming my third favorite sport.(Football number 1 MMA number 2) The excitement of these guys racing down the track literally risking their life every race is crazy. My brother is a Jeff Gordon fan so naturally I rooted for him but did not really care. Once I started working with a Dale Earnhardt junior fan I got into the sport. There was a rivalary there and between the trash talking I became a fan.
Now DEI and June Bug appear to be going through a seperation. I personally think Theresa Eanheardt will become one of the most hated women in the sport for letting June Bug leave. There is talks of him going to Childress racing to race in his dads number 3. There is also talks that Hendricks could pursue him. I personally think this will be terrible for NASCAR. Imagine Joe Montanna finishing his career with the Rams.
Hendricks already has 2 of the best in the sport with a third driver Bush becoming a fan favorite and an increasingly good driver. Jimmie Johnson and Gordon alone already are making things weird for NASCAR. These two are dominating this year especially in car of tommorow races where they have won every race. Gordon is the marquee driver and Johnson is the defending Nextel champ. These two already almost wiped each other out in a race with Gordon after the race saying "If it was anyone but Jimmy he would have been in the wall".
Rivalaries are good they belong in all sports. Dodgers vs the Giants, Rams vs the Whiners, Gordon vs Junior. If you put these two on the same page you will be helping to make them allies. Could you imagine Gordon, Bush, Junior and Johnson lining up to outdraft the competition at Talledega? Or maybe Earnhardt moving out the way in the last few laps because Gordon has the faster car? No way do we want to see that. we want to see Junior and Gordon mashing each other down the stretch if the race is close. We want to see competitors trying to win for themselves not for their team. Could you imagine seeing Tiger and Phil Mickelson saying "well as long as one of us wins it will help the team." I mean seriously golf much like NASCAR is an individual sport.
I really want to see one of two things happen in the Nascar off-season (which is like 2 hours I think) 1. Junior go's and drives his daddies car with Childress racing and helps keep his spirit alive on the track. Or 2. Theresa pulls her head out her butt and comes with the best offer to Junior to save DEI and Seniors legacy