Opinions……. You know the old story every one has one and they all stink… well this one has a new life I would like to look at. It has not to much to do with racing but more so how people look at racing. In the world today there are so many forms of information for readers to explore, looking for racing information, blogs, articles, online magazines, one after another. But here too you have to learn what to give credit to and what to discount. For example….. Jeff Gluck who writes for Scenedaily.com “Jeff Gluck has covered NASCAR for five seasons. He has worked for NASCAR Scene as an associate editor since 2007. “ now this is his bio from Scene daily…. don’t say much about his knowledge of racing does it? Wow he has covered CASCAR for 5 whole seasons. But yet lots of people read his recent article about Teresa Earnhardt and her being the reason for the demise of the 8 car. Lets look at facts for a second……. From Wiki “Teresa Houston was born in 1958 in Hickory, North Carolina. She is the daughter of Hal & Betty Houston, and the niece of Tommy Houston, legendary Busch Series driver. Her father Hal was a sportsman racer at Hickory Motor Speedway. She graduated from Piedmont Community College in 1978. She married Dale Earnhardt on November 14, 1982. She and her husband built Dale Earnhardt, Inc., (DEI) into one of the most successful enterprises in NASCAR. When Dale Sr. was killed in a wreck on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, Teresa took over the company and initiated a successful merchandising program. She was also influential in getting Dale Sr.’s autopsy photos kept private. In response to this, The Florida Senate by a 40-0 vote passed SB 1356, also dubbed the “Earnhardt Family Protection Act,” which made releasing autopsy photographs a third-degree felony. The bill contained a clause making it retroactive, thereby sealing Earnhardt’s autopsy materials from individuals seeking to capitalize on his celebrity. Teresa Earnhardt (née Houston) is the widow of Dale Earnhardt and mother of Taylor Nicole Earnhardt (born December 20, 1988). She is the stepmother of Kerry Earnhardt, Kelley Earnhardt Elledge and Dale Earnhardt Jr. She is the president and Chief Executive Officer of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, thus making her the first woman in NASCAR history to own a team. She was portrayed by Elizabeth Mitchell in the movie 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story.” Now this “In May 2007, her stepson Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced he would not be returning to DEI for the 2008 NASCAR season. Dale Jr. left DEI as an agreement could not be reached between Jr and DEI that suited him and his three other siblings who all claim to have an equal right to the business. “But does the media ever bring this to light? No to them it is only the fact that Teresa wouldn’t give Dale Jr what he wanted so she is the evil witch. Again the whole story was not revealed so …. no one knew the whole story. But the media never looked at anything but what they felt the “JrNation” fans wanted to see. Talk about pandering……. And now this, this, “writer” decides that Teresa is the evil witch who is the demise of the 8 car that her stepson Dale Jr, made so famous. Again lets look at facts, the 8 car has a sponsor problem, can’t find one, and with a driver who dont have anything to bring to the table you can see why, look at last year when the NASCAR legend Mark Martin drove the car, didn’t have any problems finding a sponsor then. Put a real driver in the car and the sponsors would be there. But enough of this back to the topic……. Opinions we all have them, and each of us feel ours is right based on feelings our views of the facts and how we see the world. But when you take the feelings out and just look at facts, sometimes things seem to change a little bit. Here is the dr’s opinion…… the 8 car has no sponsors because they haven’t got a driver to attract sponsors, Teresa was left in charge of DEI because Dale Sr. put her in charge of it, the fans who bash her and her actions should keep in mind it was the legend Dale Sr. who put her in charge it wasn’t a hostile takeover by her she was placed in charge by the man himself! Jeff Gluck needs a career change, it is obvious he knows nothing about racing. Yeah these are just opinions and they are mine right or wrong its how the dr see’s things.. Now lets go watch the race at Nashville…. C-ya at the races. The dr.