Sunday, February 15, 2009

It's Official: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Has Run Out of Talent

Ever since Dale Jr.'s much ballyhooed defection to Hendrick Motorsports, it has become increasingly clear that the apple has indeed rolled far, far away from the tree, and every day is rolling even farther.

Junior's antics this weekend, kicking off the racing season at Daytona, leave us baffled. Apparently, he does not know how to enter the pits anymore. He also doesn't seem to know how to race. In today's Daytona 500, Dale Jr. triggered an 11-car wreck that took out the leaders--and he was in a lapped car. He went below the double yellow lines (which the Fox announcers conveniently forgot to mention while they were trying to defend Junior's running out of talent and causing the wreck), then moved back up in the field to knock the other lapped car of Brian Vickers' into the lead pack.

Poor Junior. It's bad enough that he doesn't even know how to speak properly anymore during an interview...we've noted his grasping for words on many occasions since joining Hendrick Motorsports--now he doesn't have the remotest sense of accountability for causing a wreck which he clearly caused. Indeed, his major point made in his post-race interview was that since he had been penalized in the pits, then the rules needed to be changed....Huh??? Boy, he fits right in with his teammates. No accountability--just change the rules instead of penalizing him for breaking the rules. What an ego!! And, apparently a lack of talent to back it up.