“Amelia”, Dale Earnhardt, Jr’s plate winning race car, has been retired and put out to pasture in Dale Earnhardt, Jr’s graveyard for race cars.
“Long live Amelia”!
As his dad, Dale Sr., was quoted when he won the 1998 Daytona 500, after doing doughnuts out on the grass, and was asked about his car being put into the Daytona USA museum and losing his winning car for the year ” I don’t care, I got all the good out of that car”! Dale Jr. got all the good out of his winning car! “Amelia” is now crumpled sheet metal and is history, as well!
The next question to be answered: Does Hendrick Motorsports and Dale Jr. have another car that can dominate the Coke Zero 400 this weekend? Well, Saturday night that question will be answered!
Our Daytona Picks
If you thought that the title of this article was just a rhetorical question about Dale Jr., it was not! Even though the last two Daytona races have not faired well for Junior, this week one half of The Redneck Fantasy League, thirteen players, have jumped on the Dale Jr. bandwagon for The Coke Zero 400 at Daytona. Those thirteen players that are riding shotgun in th No. 88 Chevy and applying for Junior Nation status are, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Jeremy The Coach, Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie and All-Around Edgy Dude, Skid-Marc, Linda The Cookie Mom, Carole, aka Rudy, Carlton The Doorman, Snoopy Dawn, Zee, aka Sissy, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Cole The On Demand Baseball Player and lastly Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff!
I might add that the only player that already has permanent membership in Junior Nation, and I will let you try to figure who I am talking about. The rest of those individuals are just “weekend wannabes” and therefore would be requesting temporary Junior Nation membership status!
Does the old addage, “If you live by the sword, you die by the sword” have any additional meaning this week for those thirteen players?
Additionally, this week there are four players, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, Jerry The Buschwacker, A&M Aggie Sue, and Doug The Former Mudslinger and Psychic, Turned Kettle Corn Dude, that are riding shotgun with Kevin Harvick and pounding down huge quantities of Busch Beer!
The remaining four players are in bidnez for themselves this week!
This week it looks as though one half of the fantasy league will either do very well or very badly! Some of us desperately need to stop our free fall to “The Outhouse”? Could Dale Jr. be our “Parachute”?
Good luck to all!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!