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you know. im not a dale earnhardt fan, but you cant help but feel for his family. i truly beleive he was a very talented driver, but if you retire his number you have to retire them all. what about the 45, 7 etc.? i dont think its fair too single him out. he was a great driver though. i think dale jr. should take his number.
I feel Dale Jr. should keep his own number and make his own way in Nascar.
Let's face the facts Dale was Nascar,they are going to have a tough time finding someone to take his place.I truly believe he made racing what it is today.He was what MJ was to basketball.
You either loved Dale or hated him,but you always wanted to watch him when he was in the race.That is what made him so great.Dale took the marketing of Nascar to new levels and he filled the stands.
God Bless you Dale and family
I agree with Mike, thanks for leaving this here for awhile. I had a chance to meet Dale once while we were competing in an Arca race at Atlanta. He was a class act and visited with me for 15 minutes. Who was I? I was nobody to DE just a guy on a crew from Nebraska competing at a race he was not even in, but I was a fan and he took the time......
God Bless Champ
I am not a big race fan but it is incredible how many lives this guy touched.Its obvious Dale was more than just another race car driver.I now wished i had followed it more to see what he and nascar were all about.I use to think it was odd that so many people that i knew would always go to Datona in February to see a race. well now i know why.Sorry i didnt get to learn about you while you were alive but you can sure bet i will learn more now
My wife followed his career closely - she's been referred to as Leadfoot Lucy before - she cried when she heard the news that next morning. At least he and his family were doing what they loved. I'm glad our pashion here isn't so dangerous.
As of 6:30 EST there were over 28,000 signatures on the petition.
Side note: Kevin Harvick is rumored to be running the Goodwrench car Sun. Numbered 29 and White in Color. I say rumored because no official announcement will be made by RCR until after the funeral out of respect for the family. I think this is a classy way to handle the worst kind of situation. We have lost a HUGE personality in the sport of stock car racing (I'm still trying to stop crying at the thought, but this will pass.) We must realize that RCR is a multi-million dollar business and they have contracts to satisfy. Much akin to the fact that a death or illness in one of our own families cannot be permitted to keep us from satisfying our plowing responsibilities because people depend on us to be there and do as we promised.
You misunderstood me. I should have clarified it more. Kevin Harvick is supposed to drive Dales car or one of them but it will not be black and silver and it will not be carrying the number 3. I believe that it would be a fitting epitaph if they retired the number 3, not to detract from any others who have died previously and not had their number retired. But due to how much the #3 and Dale Earnhardt has done for Nascar. Only 43 cars can start a nasacar race and the three would not cause that big of a gap.