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 The third class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame was inducted this weekend. Good thing there was aboslutely nothing else happening in sports....

Did you see the ceremony? I for one did not, mainly because I could care less hearing DW talk about how great he is/was. 

January 23, 2012  08:06 AM ET

Watched the story of Cale & DW pretty good stuff. Did not watch the ceremony.

January 23, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Didn't care. Didn't watch. Good morning.

January 23, 2012  10:16 AM ET

I'm waiting for Fast Freddy to get into the HOF

January 23, 2012  03:15 PM ET

Wasn't too interested so didn't watch.

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January 23, 2012  05:11 PM ET

I heard that were doing the awards, but I could not find it on TV. As for Darrell Waltrip, I was in his pits (visiting) for a Talladega race in the late '70s. He and his wife were very nice to us and I appreciated the time that he took with us. About an hour before race time, he was no longer laughing and joking. One of the coolest parts of the day was that he was pitted next to Richard Petty. I also got to meet Mart Robbins that day. I know DW can be a bit annoying, but I will always be grateful for the way he, Stevie and the crew treated us.

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January 24, 2012  06:31 AM ET
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Finding the good in people is always a good thing.<except for the busch brothers!> LOL

What he said!

January 24, 2012  07:01 AM ET

Agree with just about all said.

DW's broadcast career started off in w way no one could have imagined, and the joy and sorrow he felt on that day was genuine, as was his success as a driver. No matter the personality (or mouth), one cannot overlook the accomplishments.

January 24, 2012  07:02 AM ET

Good morning.

January 24, 2012  07:44 AM ET
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I heard that were doing the awards, but I could not find it on TV.

Was on a Tape Deley on Speed TV on Sunday at 6 pm ET, which was a Bad time vs NFL games ...

was a;so on Monday 23rd at 8 am ... too late Now sorry ;-(

next up on Speed TV :

28 Sat 3:00 PM Rolex Sports Car Series: 24 Hours at Daytona-Part 1 Daytona ...

29 Sun 2:00 AM The Day: 1984 Firecracker 400 ...
29 Sun 3:00 AM The Day: Atlanta 1992 ...
29 Sun 4:00 AM The Day: Remembering Dale Earnhardt ...

29 Sun 8:00 AM Rolex Sports Car Series: 24 Hours at Daytona-Part 2 Daytona ...

January 24, 2012  07:49 AM ET

In my initial post I did not mean to belittle DW's driving career, but I personally don't like him as a broadcast announcer. And what that stems from is his confusion he vocalizes when something bucks the system and doesn't work the way he expects them to. The 2-tire vs. 4-tire debate from last year is a good example. He is a 4-tire guy, but couldn't understand why the 2-tire strategy beat 4-tires almost every time. Almost going as far as to call out Goodyear and NASCAR to fix the "problem".

Also not a big fan of his biases, But that is a whole other argument.

January 24, 2012  08:09 AM ET
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In my initial post I did not mean to belittle DW's driving career, but I personally don't like him as a broadcast announcer. And what that stems from is his confusion he vocalizes when something bucks the system and doesn't work the way he expects them to. The 2-tire vs. 4-tire debate from last year is a good example. He is a 4-tire guy, but couldn't understand why the 2-tire strategy beat 4-tires almost every time. Almost going as far as to call out Goodyear and NASCAR to fix the "problem". Also not a big fan of his biases, But that is a whole other argument.

Could be his love for Junebug.

January 24, 2012  08:30 AM ET
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Could be his love for Junebug.

I was thinking more of the "Can't Do Wrong" attitude of the drivers of a certain car manufacturer. But yeah Junebug too.

And don't you find it interesting he's the only person in the entire sport to call Jr. that? I mean that is a personal nickname so leave it personal. People call Tony Stewart Smoke because that is a professional nickname. Besides calling a 30-something man "Junebug" just isn't right.

January 24, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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People call Tony Stewart Smoke because that is a professional nickname. Besides calling a 30-something man "Junebug" just isn't right.

I heard that Smoke got that name in Indy cars cause he was always spinning out.

January 24, 2012  09:16 AM ET

AW, Junebug is cutesy. LOl I think a perfect combo is Darrell and Digger.

January 24, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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I heard that Smoke got that name in Indy cars cause he was always spinning out.

Spinning out and blowing engines, but that was given to him on a professional level, and he even now puts it on his car. I don't recall Jr. ever having "Junebug" on his car in any NASCAR race. If that's what DW has called him since Jr was a child that's fine, but because DW uses it in a personal context when it is just him and Jr. doesn't mean he should be using it on TV. Just my thoughts on the matter.

-Got a spinning circle of death so thins might be a dup post-

January 24, 2012  09:37 AM ET

So.... what do we nickname Danica? Ladybug?

 
January 24, 2012  10:31 AM ET

Black Widow, oh wait, Green Widow.

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