This is the Statt Mann, Baby. It’s time to Scatt a Little Bit…
But Dale Sr. has been dead fourteen years. Certainly he’ll be remembered forever but his son has long since built a life of his own. That includes today’s win at Talladega. He won uncontested. That’s real domination at a place like Talladega where pack racing is the norm.
Today’s win was the 25th in his career. He has a life.
But Earnhardt has been NASCAR’s Most Popular for eleven straight years. He has a life. He’s settled down and has told everyone he’s happy with himself. He has a life.
He has a new Crew Chief Greg Ives who was passionate enough to shed tears this afternoon when he won his first Sprint Cup race. He has a life.
His win today has him near the top five in points with a ticket to the Chase at the end of the season. He has a life.
And because he has a life, it’s about time we accepted him as a winning driver and not a kid going through life on his Dad’s coat tails. He deserves that.