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February 9th, 2016, 04:23 PM   #21
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It was always a shame since Jr. was the complete antithesis of Sr...they may share the same name, but the old man wanted to win, Jr just cares about brand awareness. Yeah it makes a lot of money, but he's not a racer like his old man was.
I met the lad here at Cali speedway, frankly bro, my opinion based on my impression, he is more grounded than his old man. For his dad wining was more important than all the other shit life has to offer, JR I think understands this. Kinda reminds me of King Kenny and KRjr. I bet Jr. enjoyed his career a hell lot more.
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I met the lad here at Cali speedway, frankly bro, my opinion based on my impression, he is more grounded than his old man. For his dad wining was more important than all the other shit life has to offer, JR I think understands this. Kinda reminds me of King Kenny and KRjr. I bet Jr. enjoyed his career a hell lot more.
But who was more exciting to watch between King Kenny and Kenny Jr?

I have nothing against Dale Jr being a nice guy, was very happy to see him win the 500 last year. But the greats and legends are at another level for a reason. Yeah maybe they aren't having as much fun as others, but watching them transcend that boundary is what it is all about.

Without those guys who are driven and focused to perhaps their detriment, motorsport just wouldn't be the same.
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I met the lad here at Cali speedway, frankly bro, my opinion based on my impression, he is more grounded than his old man. For his dad wining was more important than all the other shit life has to offer, JR I think understands this. Kinda reminds me of King Kenny and KRjr. I bet Jr. enjoyed his career a hell lot more.
As his Dad said about KRjr "He has plenty of time to turn into an Asshole".
But it would seem, he never did.
Good on him
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The asshole gene skipped KRjr and went to Kurtis Roberts. Kurtis was a terror on the track... I vaguely remember him t-boning someone at Mid-Ohio... was it Hopkins?
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The asshole gene skipped KRjr and went to Kurtis Roberts. Kurtis was a terror on the track... I vaguely remember him t-boning someone at Mid-Ohio... was it Hopkins?
Kurtis did seem to have that sense of entitlement.
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That interview was a pretty good read. Some people say Lorenzo is arrogant, but I always found him to be as calm as a glass of water.
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Thanks for posting Jums, great article.

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Have you ever vetoed a team mate. Nope, never have and never will. I wonder if Rossi would tell the truth if asked the same question.
Haha, yes. He'd probably deny it knowing that all his boppers would believe him and come up with excuses.

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That's what I always admired about Dale Earnhardt''s widow. She inherited his race team and told JR he needed to make a decision if he wanted to be at t shirt salesman or a race car driver. Of course he told her to fuck off and left with the t shirt truck. and she eventually sold the team off, but I stil admired her stance. To this day he is still a t shirt salesmen making money hand over fist as the highest paid and most popular driver in the series even though he has never won a title. It is all about the Benjamin's .
I never knew that, interesting.

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It was always a shame since Jr. was the complete antithesis of Sr...they may share the same name, but the old man wanted to win, Jr just cares about brand awareness. Yeah it makes a lot of money, but he's not a racer like his old man was.
I think that's what a lot of F1 drivers are like IMO. Look at that Hamilton. Sure things have worked out for him going to Mercedes, but at the time he left, McLaren were more competitive and he left because they wouldnt let him "Market his brand". Wtf is that shit? Are you a racing driver or a clothes salesman?

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I met the lad here at Cali speedway, frankly bro, my opinion based on my impression, he is more grounded than his old man. For his dad wining was more important than all the other shit life has to offer, JR I think understands this. Kinda reminds me of King Kenny and KRjr. I bet Jr. enjoyed his career a hell lot more.
Reminds me of the interview KRJR gave to Soupkast when he was saying he stopped playing golf with his dad because his dad wanted to bet money and make it a competition all the time, when Jr just wanted to go and relax and play some golf!
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Are you by chance a Rossi fan.?
I am not. I started to in the beginning of last season but with everything happening in the end. They acted like children and for the oldest one to behave like that...
I just don't like lorenzos personality or look. I get irritated just seeing his face But hi is an amazing rider nonetheless
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I am not. I started to in the beginning of last season but with everything happening in the end. They acted like children and for the oldest one to behave like that...
I just don't like lorenzos personality or look. I get irritated just seeing his face But hi is an amazing rider nonetheless
Funny how different people connect on different levels when it comes to celebrity. Me, I could not care less what someone looks like, sounds like, or their general demeanor. What I do care about is how people act and react .I think a lot of what turns some people off about Jorge is he is trying to explain himself in a foreign language and doesn't know the nuances of the language to not come across as some kind off emotionless dick. In the end, I don't get attached emotionally to any celebrity such as joining fan clubs,buying gear or apparel with any particular riders name on it etc etc. I admire the talent and love the machines.
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Funny how different people connect on different levels when it comes to celebrity. Me, I could not care less what someone looks like, sounds like, or their general demeanor. What I do care about is how people act and react .I think a lot of what turns some people off about Jorge is he is trying to explain himself in a foreign language and doesn't know the nuances of the language to not come across as some kind off emotionless dick. In the end, I don't get attached emotionally to any celebrity such as joining fan clubs,buying gear or apparel with any particular riders name on it etc etc. I admire the talent and love the machines.
Haha it is.
Maybe he is a lovely guy but I don't see it. I would never be in any fanclub or anticlub and I don't care so much about who's going to win. I usually don't post my opinions about the riders either. I don't know what came over me
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