Race Weekend Chat: Dale Jr.’s Last Ride

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This is it, everybody. The final Cup race of Dale Jr.’s career before he goes into retirement. I’ve personally watched him every race weekend since late 2004 and watched him win in the first ever NASCAR race I went to at Phoenix in November of 2004 when I had turned just 12 years old. Now 13 years later, after years of ups and downs, it has finally come down to this final race weekend. Like I said last week, time sure does fly.

Of course, nothing more special could happen this weekend than Dale Jr. winning in his final start of his career. But watching him drive around that old red Budweiser paint scheme on Sunday will be incredibly special in its own right. On Sunday, when lap 267 gets the checkers, it will not only be the end of the race and the 2017 championship, but more importantly the end of an era. Thank you Dale for everything. You will always be my #1 driver.Β 

Track:

Homestead Miami Speedway

Event:

Championship weekend 2017

TV Schedule:

Friday, Nov. 17
2:30 a.m., NASCAR Race Hub (re-air), FS1
8:30 a.m., Camping World Truck Series practice at Miami, FS1
10 a.m., Camping World Truck Series final practice at Miami, FS1
12:30 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Miami, NBCSN
2 p.m., NASCAR America, NBCSN
2:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Miami, NBCSN
3:30 p.m., Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying at Miami, FS1
5 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice at Miami, NBCSN
6 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying at Miami, NBCSN
7:30 p.m., Camping World Truck Series SetUp, FS1
8 p.m., Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Miami, FS1
10 p.m., Camping World Truck Series Post-Race Show, FS1

Saturday, Nov. 18
6 a.m., Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Miami (re-air), FS1
10 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Miami, CNBC
11 a.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying at Miami, CNBC
12:30 p.m., NASCAR America, NBCSN
1 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice at Miami, NBCSN
2 p.m., NASCAR America, NBCSN
3 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Countdown to Green: Miami, NBCSN
3:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Miami, NBCSN
6:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Post-Race Show at Miami, NBCSN

Sunday, Nov. 19
11:30 a.m., NASCAR RaceDay: Miami, FS1
1:30 p.m., NASCAR America Sunday, NBC
2 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Countdown to Green, NBC
2:45 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Miami, NBC
3 p.m., NASCAR Hot Pass, NBCSN
7 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Post-Race Show at Miami, NBCSN
8 p.m., NASCAR Victory Lap, NBCSN
9:30 p.m., NASCAR Victory Lane, FS1

363 comments on “Race Weekend Chat: Dale Jr.’s Last Ride”

  1. wow jr wins 15th award , and it will be along long time before anyone wins 15 , chace might get acouple f them but never 15 , but the bill france award was the kicker , fitting for a peoples champion . kyle douch thinks hes going to win the award but no chance ,,, what an amazing carrer jr has had , well ive brokin out all my bud 8 gear and wearing it proudly , because it is the only thing that realy means dale jr now , and ive got plenty of hats teeshirts and other things to put on the shelf … see ya guyes around the thread .. have a great holiday season ,,

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    1. Hey Likin….did you feel the earthquake Thursday ? Didn’t feel down here but I hear they scrambled some planes at the base !

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  2. Not to be cheeky (why now???) but have to say… Don’t think Kyle Larson’s wife is into that relationship for the long haul….. Lots of advertising in that dress plus she throughs Kyle under the bus about getting his PR person to tie his tie…. OUCH!!! strange, her body language speaks to ” short timer “…. IMO

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  3. Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr.‏Verified account @DaleJr

    So @DISupdates asked me to be the Grand Marshal for the #DAYTONA500…

    And of course I said yes! 🀘🏼
    2:11 PM – 29 Nov 2017

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        1. The article BBB posted above gives a good picture of what Bud Moore was about. I always saw him a lot like Dale Sr….. he was a no-nonsense kinda guy, worked hard, play hard and typical man of the 50s…. both good and bad …just who we were back then ….. Bud Moore was a principal in the ” Good O’Boy network ” ….. He and Bill France Sr had several heated
          discussions ……. Bud Moore was a major contributor/player building NASCAR to its glory … IMO

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    1. Back when NA$CAR was genuine and real and the owners and drivers really were our next door neighbors. The little man that had talent had a chance to work his way up and make it to the top.

      I really miss that NASCAR.

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  4. Ratings for the Homestead race……compared to 2016….down 20% in ratings and down 23% in viewers……..compared to 2015 they are down 36% and 39%. But Brainfart France says do not believe the ratings they are inaccurate !

    Only good thing about no race yesterday was I got to watch the whole Eagles game…FLY EAGLES FLY !!!!!

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      1. And King Brian’s denial of reality and truth and his delusions are what brought his “sport” down.

        NA$CAR is trying to emulate the NFL onto the road of irrelevance.

        Time to remove more seats and replace the ones left over with multi-colored/checkered ones to create the deceptive illusion that they’re full of people while empty as the boy King paddles his corporate canoe down the “Denial” river in Egypt.

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    1. Recently watched a documentary about Johnny Carson’s life from ” Who Do You Trust ” through his reign as King of Late Night ….
      Carson and Hope were never friends and in fact did not like each other… Carson once said Bob Hope was the worse of the Hollywood. Apparently the feeling was mutual.. but also, both had huge egos… lots more than what we saw on TV….

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        1. Marty Smith is a lot like Jr in personality… not pretentious……. He is one of the few that will reply to a tweet most times… They been friends for years…. I think he lives in same area…

          Has anyone heard from Steven (Alucard)…miss him ….. Still think about Clyde at times. Clyde and I were suppose to meet for beers when I returned to Richmond 3 years now… Regret I was not able to do that ….

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          1. Just was thinking of Clyde the other day, he seemed such a nice guy al I know at some point he said the political stuff was uncomfortable for himways had a good perspctive. zSteven seems to be laying low he doesn’t seem to have any action even on Twitter for a while.. I hope all is well with him.

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  5. Interesting article on ratings….Brainfart France says it is “inaccurate” to say ratings are down…..results show drastic drop in cable ratings especially when compared to broadcast….and counting streaming viewers adds about 22 more viewers !!!! The article was on Yahoo sports nascar page….WHAT A MAROON !!!!

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    1. To King Brian: “denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.”

      You’ve ruined it, ya goof. You’ve managed to run most everyone off with your stupid business decisions, snobbieness and arrogance towards the now former fans.
      Enjoy your well earned irrelevance and obscurity! Dipshit!
      You deserve it!
      Now it’s you who have to downsize… or in your own words “rightsize” your lavish lifestyle.
      Consequences are a bitch!

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  6. Sorry that I couldn’t join you folks for yesterdays race. I was in Louisana moving aound a bit taking care of a few thngs. I made it in to New Orleans and caught th last thurty or so laps of that joke they wer trying to pass off as a race.
    One thing I realized was as much as the Fox booth is ridiculous the NBC booth is worse, someone needs to tell Rick Allen that screaming useless things doesn’t add excitement it just makes people push the mute button.
    I will miss seeing Junior drive but at the same time I can not say that I would watch any races again, this phony layoff and silly stage racing is a total joke to me.
    I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.
    My words of wisdom for today:
    Bourbon, Enjoy the beverage but avoid the street.

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    1. Amen on the NBC Booth BBB….. I thought Rick Flair opps Allen would be a welcome change from DW but sure not the case… For me NBC/SN takes Auto Racing to the same level as the WWF…. Even Steve and Jeff constant babble rhetoric is more akin a soap opera than motor sports….. It’s why I feel Dale Jr will not like that Booth environment and will leave the NASCAR booth for the NFL in time…….

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  7. you guyes have got to see this . go to youtube and type in the link it is cledus t judd i love nascar youve got to watch this video

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          1. I don’t trust most online “reviews” because they are usually made by crybaby tantrum throwing snowflakes who just like to bitch about everything and troll.

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  8. I LOVED how Truex was listening to King Brain’s BS decrees when he turned around and interrupted him asking, “Can I get to hold up my trophy now?”

    And he and Pearn did to the roar of the crowd!

    King Brian didn’t get to say another word!

    HA! HA! HA! HA!
    YUK YUK YUK!!!!!!

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  9. im back to say thanks to robbob for the site , a place for us to talk and have fun with each other talking racing , i hope the site remains open in the future , for years to come so we can stay close , thanks again and thanks to all my friends here in this site i charish the fact we can be friends through thick and thin, and be so far away from each other . love ya guyes . can i say we will see each other at daytona 2018 just to watch racing …..

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        1. I’m drinking my usual Budweiser now myself.
          I have tomorrow off! πŸ™‚

          Hope BobB is having a great night as everyone else on this site!

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  10. Kryle is PISSING VINEGAR AND PISS OUT OF HIS EYESOCKETS!

    HAHAHAHAHA!

    He just bad mouthed the Chase format that gave him his booby prize of a championship after missing 11 fucking races!

    BWAHAHAHAHA! YOU FUCKING CRYBABY!

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  11. so im going to get off here now ,so i can go cry like a baby in a corner , because its over , BUT I WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERY ONE HERE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING BE SAFE AND STAY FOREVER A JR FAN ,,,,,, i might be back later on but for now ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  12. Love you guys….. Thanks for the memories and putting up with me…
    Happy for MTX – DARTH VADER …This was his year an he deserved it …. Loved that last interview with Junior ….

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  13. Not gonna lie, that’s a cool looking trophy.

    If there’s anything going well for NASCAR right now and its future then its their sponsor in Monster Energy, and the young drivers like Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney. It just won’t ever be the same, however. It’ll be different, that’s for sure. I’ll be watching still as I’ll always love racing and I can thank Dale Jr. for that.

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    1. Nice pic ! Joonz after race: “I still want to have a purpose in this sport.” Seemed happy about having a couple races in Xfinity next year and being in the booth. Probably makes it easier. Plus we will get to see little Howdy Doody. That’s what I think his kid will look like….a cute Howdy Doody.

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  14. ITS BEEN A HONOR TO BE ACCOSIATED WITH SUCH A GOOD CROWED OF PEOPLE HERE ON JR NATION THREAD YOU GUYES ARE SOME OF THE NICEST PEOPLE TO TALK TO AND BE INVOLED WITH ON A WEEKLY BASIST , THE EMTIONS ARE OVER WHEELMING FOR ME RIGHT NOW BUT I HOPE TO STILL SEE YOU GUYES ON THE SITE FOR TIMES TO COME , ,AND TO DALE JR , ITS BEEN A GREAT HONOR TO BE A FAN OF YOU AND JR NATION ITS BEEN A HELL OF A RIDE , FROM 1999 TO TODAY ITS BEEN FUN , sincerly from a true dale earnhardt jr fan , ALLAN B HUNTSBERGER

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    1. Right back at you! And like Rulez, I’m trying to find my words right now. A lot of different things going through my head. I’m kinda just in a shock that it’s all over.

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  15. Junior hired both Truex and Kez to DEI/JRM and both beat him to a Cup championship.
    Ain’t that a bitch?

    Better it’s Truex than Kryle who got the booby prize championship via affirmative action type of bullshit by NA$CAR

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  16. P16…caution is out… Junior sounding optimistic all of the sudden?

    he says whatever they did was good but just takes off tight and gets better into the run

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  17. I have a feeling that Mr. H. will be getting on everyone’s shit during the off-season to make sure that 2017 was just a fluke in terms of how little competitive they were this year. If JJ is struggling as bad as he has this year, something is wrong for sure.

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    1. I truly believe that it was 100% NA$CAR’s fault.
      They allowed Turdota to have a special modification to the underside of the nose (aero) that they would not allow Chevy or Ford to have.
      NA$CAR has along history of hobbling certain makes (mostly Chevy) to allow thew other makes to win.
      This is why people see that it’s all fucking RIGGED and are leaving the sport.

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  18. Junior is much quieter on the radio,,, last said it’s a bit tight still on the exit.
    Putting a round back in the RR next stop.
    P19
    a lap down
    190/267

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