posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:17 AM
reply to post by gimmefootball400
Yep. Dale Sr. was like an assassin who smiled as he shot you.
Earnhardt and Petty were guys who brought paying crowds to the track because they were mean out there on the oval. NASCAR fans do love to see Carl
Edwards shove Brad Keselowski into the wall and into a double back flip, then wait for Keselowski to pay back Carl Edewards.
That didn't mean Earnhardt and Petty were really the meanest or toughest of the small family of NASCAR drivers. That meant they got the most
publicity creating the most memorable pay back wrecks.
You got to remember that a lot of the NASCAR drivers are smallish fellows. Smaller than actors, even. Shoot! I bet Jeff Gordon has to stand on a
ladder to reach five foot six. Not much in a fistfight, but give Jeff Gordon seven hundred horses of power and he's as much a steering maniac as Dale
Sr. or King Petty.
But I always thought there was something fishy behind the scenes the way Dale Jr. died.
Yeah, I know. If it's your time, it's your time.
Ah, well.....like JFK and Lincoln, they'll never let the cat out of the bag.