In USA Today, 5/19/07:
"In some ways it's been kind of like it was when we lost Dale Sr.," Gilmore said. "We went out and won (at) Rockingham the next weekend."
It's the kind of boost in morale the No. 8 team can use, particularly in the wake of Earnhardt Jr.'s announcement that he's entertaining any and all offers for his driving services beginning in 2008.
How can ANYONE even think to compare the death of Dale Earnhardt with a NASCAR penalty/fine? I have long had my doubts about Richie Gilmore anyway--he came over to DEI from Hendrick Motorsports and right after that, DEI started losing it's much prized advantage at restrictor plate tracks. Almost like someone from Hendrick was feeding info back to their own team....Who could that be? Hmmmmm.....And, to make a laughable statement like this.