DW BACK WITH TIDE

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by PettyBenson, Jul 7, 2002.

  1. PettyBenson

    PettyBenson Guest

    in the pre-race they unveiled DW's truck for the IRP race and well he's back in ol T-I-D-E sweet looking truck and Ricky Craven is going to drive his tide ride with the same paint job that DW used back in 1989.

    GO DW!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. A lot of us are missing all that PettyB!! Stupid LA/St.Louis game on now.........extra innings!! Bottom of 9th......looks like FOX is gonna stay with the game too!! Too tight of programming scheduling!!:mad:
     
  3. paul

    paul Team Owner

    You have about 15-20 minutes until the race starts.
     
  4. racerx11

    racerx11 Guest

    I didn't catch that. When is the IRP race?
     
  5. Ya I saw that To Petty Benson, it was kind of cool. I was wishing when DW ran his 1st truck race that he would have had that sponser, it is nice to see him back in a Tide ride again.
     
  6. paul

    paul Team Owner

    It will be nice to see DW locked into a padded cell for eternity.
     
  7. Awesome_Bill

    Awesome_Bill Guest

    Too bad the TIDE ride is worthless with DW in it.
     
  8. PettyBenson

    PettyBenson Guest

    What do you have agaisnt DW paul. i don't think he has ever done anything bad to deserve all the harsh things that you and many other people say about him
     
  9. rpmallen

    rpmallen Guest

    Glad to see DW back for another truck race. I think he'll run well, if the truck doesn't blow up underneath him this time.
     
  10. paul

    paul Team Owner

    DW was one of the dirtiest drivers to ever set foot in a car.
     
  11. Awesome_Bill

    Awesome_Bill Guest

    Thats right Paul...If im not mistaken back in 85 DW won the points championship and at the end of the race blew up his engine by shifting into 1st or something like that. That is not the only incident either.
     
  12. rpmallen

    rpmallen Guest

    Dirtier how?
     
  13. paul

    paul Team Owner

    Then there was some incident where he just floored it and T-boned a parked car with the driver in it on the driver's side.

    Something like that.
     
  14. PettyBenson

    PettyBenson Guest

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    Well heres a look at DW's ride!!!
     
  15. PettyBenson

    PettyBenson Guest

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    There is a look at rickys ride its not that good of a shot but the best i could find both pictures are from allwaltrip.com
     
  16. paul

    paul Team Owner

    I don't see any pictures at all. :confused:
     
  17. rpmallen

    rpmallen Guest

    If you say so Paul. I haven't seen him do anything like that in the past 10 years or so, so I'm not going to sit here and hold that against him. I respect as a racer and look forward to seeing him in another truck race.
     
  18. rpmallen

    rpmallen Guest

    You have to wait for the pictures to load, i didn't see anything at first either.
     
  19. stridsberry

    stridsberry Guest

    The paint scheme that Craven will be running looks butt-ugly when compared to the current one. It's just so...plain, and old.
     
  20. rpmallen

    rpmallen Guest

    stridsberry, It doesn't look that much different to me. It's a bright orange car that has Tide on it, how much can they possibly change it. lol.
     
  21. stridsberry

    stridsberry Guest

    rpmallen, the current Tide paint scheme is a lot more complex, with the red color added, and the little spray marks all over. It looks really cool. The old-style paint scheme is really plain when compared to that. It only has the three colors, and it's just solid "block" from section to section, with no real variation. I really don't like it all that much, plus I think the number looks wierd when plastered against it. I can't really explain why, t just does.
     
  22. PettyBenson

    PettyBenson Guest

    I belive there have been many dirtier drivers than DW. I have never seen DW do anything that was all that dirty yes i know i was not able to see most of the races in his heydays but from all the replays,stories, articlas, and TV shows about DW i have never heard of him wrecking many people on purpose and i don't think he would T-bone anyone either, that you would still hear about today. DW was a good NASCAr champion and is a great TV cometator. Like it or not.
     
  23. paul

    paul Team Owner

    You need to know the facts.

    I think it was the 1978 Talladega race...Lennie Pond won the race and when Pond was driving slowly down pit road to victory lane, DW came flying down pit raod and creamed the guys car into a wall, destroying it so that it would be unable to go into victory lane.

    Just because you have read about stuff in articles or whatnot doesn't mean it's not true.

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
     
  24. paul

    paul Team Owner

    Then there was the time where DW won a race, I mean won the race...literally spanked the field by an incredible distance.

    As soon as he crossed the finish line he blew his car to smithereens. Probably just had a button in there called "Self Destruct" and pressed it so that no one would know what he had in there.
     
  25. paul

    paul Team Owner

    Hmm, no comment eh?
     
  26. Awesome_Bill

    Awesome_Bill Guest

    Paul that may have been the race that i was talking about. If it was, he needed the win to ensure his points championship over Bill Elliott. At the very end his engine suddenly blew up...
     
  27. rpmallen

    rpmallen Guest

    Long time to hold a grudge Paul. 1978, that's only, what, 24 years ago, I'm sure he hasn't changed at all since then. There have been a couple other drivers with "dirty" pasts, I wonder if you hold grudges against them too.
     
  28. rpmallen

    rpmallen Guest

    stridsberry, I mostly just joking with you, but after looking at both paint schemes, I'm left with the same conclusion. I'm not seeing this red color added anywhere, I see three colors: orange, yellow, and white. The Tide logo is a bit different and the number on the side is just white, as opposed to the current blue on yellow, which makes the car look more plain. Essentially it is the same car.
     
  29. paul

    paul Team Owner

    rpm, I said he was one of the dirtiest drivers. You disputed that.

    What is it that you're disputing now? You had a pretty good opportunity here to say "Wow, you're right. I didn't know about those things. I guess he was a dirty driver".

    What years am I able to use in my examples? If I were saying that Fireball Roberts was a dirty driver (which he wasn't), would I not be able to use examples from when he was a driver because it was a long time ago?
     
  30. rajflyboy

    rajflyboy Guest

    Darrell Waltrip used to get all the boos in driver introductions!

    In fact he was the only one that got any response from the crowds back then!
     
  31. PettyBenson

    PettyBenson Guest

    1978 yeah thats a loing time to hold a gruge. DW is now a good guy and i still don't belive that happened but if you can prove it. the race DW blew up right after the win was the first ever Winston race and i think he blew up coming out of turn 4 but was far ahead to stil be able to win the thing.i don't think he could have had a self destucrt motor but who knows its was a hendricks car.
     
  32. paul

    paul Team Owner

    Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
     
  33. rajflyboy

    rajflyboy Guest

    DW was definately known as being a rough driver in his first 5 years or so in Nascar !!!

    Anyone remember the race (I think it was the rock) When Big E took out DW on the last lap for the win? DW's car was a total wreck!!!
     
  34. rpmallen

    rpmallen Guest

    It's not exactly denial but at least its not a grudge.
     
  35. paul

    paul Team Owner

    So, you asked me why I thought he was a dirty driver, I gave you some examples. Now you hold that against me?

    What sense does that make?
     
  36. racer8

    racer8 Team Owner

    when and where and why?
     
  37. paul

    paul Team Owner

    Racer, I just gave that example.
     
  38. racer8

    racer8 Team Owner

    I just saw it.
     
  39. fergy1370

    fergy1370 Team Owner

    If intentionally hitting a car after a race makes you a dirty driver, is Tony Stewart, Robby Gordon, and Rusty Wallace dirty?
     
  40. paul

    paul Team Owner

    Yup.

    See, it's not that hard to admit your favorite driver has faults.

    Maybe if more people did it, there would be less fighting. But some people need to put their drivers up on pedestals.

    But there are different levels of dirty driving. And anyone that knows a damn about NASCAR knows that DW was one of the dirtiest.
     

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