Jr loses another engine

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    Jr loses another engine

    I'm not a huge Dale Jr. fan, but 6 DNF's this year, and 5 due to blown engines seems a bit odd to me. Does anyone else think DEI was giving him inferior equipment to make sure he didn't make the chase as a form of punishment for him leaving the team? I would like to think Theresa and Max would not be that vindictive, but I have my doubts. Anybody else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Royal Uncle
    I'm not a huge Dale Jr. fan, but 6 DNF's this year, and 5 due to blown engines seems a bit odd to me. Does anyone else think DEI was giving him inferior equipment to make sure he didn't make the chase as a form of punishment for him leaving the team? I would like to think Theresa and Max would not be that vindictive, but I have my doubts. Anybody else?
    I am a JR fan and Ive had the same discussion with some other folks who believe that too. IMO Theresa is hoping Truex will win the title this year so she can rub it in JRs face. She better get her licks in now because JR WILL be a championship contender right out of the box and DEI will be out of buisness in 3-5 years.

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    I refuse to join the conspiracy theorists, and I'm a huge Junior fan. BUT, it is a bit fishy. 4 DNF's due to engine failure since he announced he was leaving DEI, and I think he was running in the top 5 all four times. Plus, a couple of weeks ago, they had to change an engine and ended up starting in the back. Apparently, someone had "accidentally" put an engine part in backwards. Plus, going back to the 100 penalty points he received the first race after his announcement to leave......that car passed inspection 3 times, and then during final race inspection there's all of the sudden a problem with the bracket on the spoiler. I will continue to believe that these are all just strange coincidences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmojo68
    I am a JR fan and Ive had the same discussion with some other folks who believe that too. IMO Theresa is hoping Truex will win the title this year so she can rub it in JRs face. She better get her licks in now because JR WILL be a championship contender right out of the box and DEI will be out of buisness in 3-5 years.
    I'm a big JR fan, but no way DEI is out of business in 3-5 years...with or without JR... I'm still hoping everyone gets along and JR comes back to take over and run DEI his way...

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    I don't think that DEI would sabotage their own equipment. They just have a crappy engine builder and Jr. seems to be the one getting bit.

    DEI will be OK. They have Martin and a couple of good rookies. And let's not forget Truex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsKitty
    I refuse to join the conspiracy theorists, and I'm a huge Junior fan. BUT, it is a bit fishy. 4 DNF's due to engine failure since he announced he was leaving DEI, and I think he was running in the top 5 all four times. Plus, a couple of weeks ago, they had to change an engine and ended up starting in the back. Apparently, someone had "accidentally" put an engine part in backwards. Plus, going back to the 100 penalty points he received the first race after his announcement to leave......that car passed inspection 3 times, and then during final race inspection there's all of the sudden a problem with the bracket on the spoiler. I will continue to believe that these are all just strange coincidences.
    Let me add the power steering failure and another week where the clutch was installed incorrectly.

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    Nice little story about the engine problems and the theory that Teresa Earnhardt is behind it all.

    Engine Woes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Dad
    Nice little story about the engine problems and the theory that Teresa Earnhardt is behind it all.

    Engine Woes
    Ah....more fuel for the fire.

    The article makes some good points. However, I don't see how Junior being out of the Chase hurts Truex's chance at winning a championship. They're still teammates, and they will be running the same race each week.

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    Nancy Grace will be discussing the sabatoge (sp) tonight at 8.

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