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Old 12-12-2004, 01:00 AM   #11
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I heard Dale Sr. was an *******, and him and Jr. never got a long. The movie was allright I suppose, but they sure did screw up on Pete Rose.
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I actually met Dale Sr. at a jewelry store in Charlotte once. I Went with a buddy of mine to pick up his girl'* engagement ring. Dale went in and bought a diamond for his wife, just to say he loved her, kind of thing. He ordered like a 6 carat diamond or something. I dont remeber how big, but it was HUGE. He was the Nicest guy in the world. He loved his fans.
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I heard Dale Sr. was an A$$****, and him and Jr. never got a long.
He was a jerk to his son, but just to push him. He made Jr. work for every single thing he got in racing. He wasn't going to just hand Jr a car and let him make a mockery out of his name. He made Jr start at the bottom and earn his way up. Once Jr. got to the big time, the Dale'* were close.

I bet he has already P'd-off god, by roughing him up on the track in the sky. May he drive in heaven as he drove here.
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He was a jerk to his son, just like most Fathers are jerks to their kids at times, when it'* necessary. Jr wasn't an easy kid to raise. Imagine working a dangerous but exciting job, and having your kid try to follow in your footsteps from a very young age.

What Dale Jr. turned into both as a driver and a person is a testament to the skills of the Father.

The DID make a damn good race team. Unfortunate that Dale, Dale, and Kerry only raced once together. Dale Jr. and Kerry have several times (half-brothers).

At least Sr went out doing what he did best and loved. Blocking for Dale Jr. and his best friends son (Michael Waltrip) so they could finish 1-2 in the race. Sr would have finished 3rd.

The irony is that Dale and Micheal were both employed by Dale Sr., but Dale himself drove for Richard Childress. They weren't even teammates. The DEI/RCR connection is strong to this day. Richard Childress still pays every year to keep the #3 license, as Nascar doesn't retire numbers.
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Great movie. Could've been longer but ohwell
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Old 12-12-2004, 12:12 PM   #15
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Yea, but he was married 3 times or something, so there is a lot more to that then the movie portrayed him to be. I think it was Mark Madden or someone from ESPN that said the way he drove was not right, by how he used to play with peoples lives going 200 mph around the track. But, it was a good race movie, should of showed more of his personal side though.
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Yea, but he was married 3 times or something, so there is a lot more to that then the movie portrayed him to be. I think it was Mark Madden or someone from ESPN that said the way he drove was not right, by how he used to play with peoples lives going 200 mph around the track. But, it was a good race movie, should of showed more of his personal side though.
I agree, and they did manage to make him look bad at some points in the movie. Then they tried making Jr. look like an angel at times.
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Yea, but he was married 3 times or something, so there is a lot more to that then the movie portrayed him to be. I think it was Mark Madden or someone from ESPN that said the way he drove was not right, by how he used to play with peoples lives going 200 mph around the track. But, it was a good race movie, should of showed more of his personal side though.
But he maintained good relationships with all his Ex'*. It'* stressful being married to a stock car driver, just as it is being married to a cop, or even an air traffic controller.

And the way he toyed with people at 200mph? That'* NASCAR, from the very roots. You're expected to get physical. It'* part of the sport. You can't do that with open-wheel racing like you can in a car with a full body. Earlier NASCAR generations were ALWAYS physical. You just have to remember the roots of the sport. Bump-drafting and muscling in the turns are expected to be the norm.
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Yea, but sports change, as it is so obvious today and in the 90'*, just like how QB'* are protected so well today. The main thing he did for nascar was popularize it, like Gretzky did with hockey. I liked him more than Tony Stewart though, thats for sure. He is like the Ron Artest of Nascar.
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Is this going to be replayed? I missed it.
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Richard Childress still pays every year to keep the #3 license, as Nascar doesn't retire numbers.
I would be amazed if anyone tried using his number. The only person who may be able to paint the number 3 on his car and not get stoned to death would be Jr. Even then, he would probably get flamed and harrassed until he went back to 8.
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