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1 hour ago, rpm72x said:

I understand that, but how many dnq did he have this year? There was never a time you would think of Brett as a guy who would struggle to qualify.

2x I believe and both at tracks he always struggles at

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This isn't even close to the first time people started pall bearer shopping for Brett Hearn's career. 

 

5-6 years ago people were saying he was washed up and that his back was going to force him to retire. He's had more wins and championships in the last 5 years than most guys have in their career. If I'm not mistaken, that includes an SDS title, a win in the 200, and almost 100  wins.

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8 hours ago, FightForTheRail said:

I disagree that a 61-year-old driver retiring would be the biggest story a dirt racing reporter could ever break. I don't in any way say that diminish how great Hearn was or his 900 wins, but the guy is 61 years old. Within a few years, all the greats of the 1970s and 1980s will be retired -- Pauch, Horton, Cozze, Alan, Danny.

That quote would not catch me by surprise because it isn't like Jim Brown walking away at the peak of his career.


I guess it's all in one's perspective.

To some fans, it would be "big whoop who cares" story and to others it would be earth shaking. ... But to a reporter ... love or hate Hearn ... being the guy (or the media source) to break that story would bring recognition.
 

Real life example: ... I broke the story of Dippel's innocence on DTD this summer. Many people on here didn't even notice. Many saw it and didn't care. Yet ...countless nascar sites and news agencies picked up on the story and had to credit DTD as their source.

Some of them called it a "bombshell report". To me, it was just a somewhat-reporter writing a story to tell his friend's side of things and hopefully enlighten people to the truth. To some truck series fans it was an enormous story.

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On 10/20/2019 at 11:42 AM, HowieTheHat said:

Let me say this....I have seen over the course of my 55 plus years of attending racing events....a handful of drivers who stayed in the game to long and ended up going out as a shadow of their prime years.  I won't mention names, but some of those drivers were really top named drivers who deserved to be remembered in a much more prominent light and it was a damned shame that they held on longer than they should have in search for that feeling of standing in victory lane.  Should Brett decide to retire...I say he is doing the right thing.  He is still a relatively successful driver and if he retired...one could possibly say he went out on top of his game.  For the career that he has amassed, it would be a shame to see him struggle for a few years in search of the past fame and simply look like a chump.  Go out with nothing to hang your head about.

There is no way that Brett would ever have anything to hang his head about unless he did something so repulsive that his name was forever linked with that act. (Like that WWE wrestler who killed his family several years ago).. Even if he races until he's 83 and never wins again, he is still the measuring tape of dirtcar modified racing and will be until someone else wins 900 races.

 

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12 minutes ago, GasketCase said:


I guess it's all in one's perspective.

To some fans, it would be "big whoop who cares" story and to others it would be earth shaking. ... But to a reporter ... love or hate Hearn ... being the guy (or the media source) to break that story would bring recognition.
 

Real life example: ... I broke the story of Dippel's innocence on DTD this summer. Many people on here didn't even notice. Many saw it and didn't care. Yet ...countless nascar sites and news agencies picked up on the story and had to credit DTD as their source.

Some of them called it a "bombshell report". To me, it was just a somewhat-reporter writing a story to tell his friend's side of things and hopefully enlighten people to the truth. To some truck series fans it was an enormous story.

Like I said, I am not trying to diminish him in any way. I just don't think it is a huge shock when drivers in their late 50s or 60s retire. Everyone knew Steve Kinser's retirement was coming sooner rather than later also.

The Dippel analogy does not seem at all comparable to a driver in his 60s retiring.

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Hearing that he's announcing at ESW that he will take over as OCFS Promoter and run a select schedule in 2020...

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Personally if he retires I think it is HUGE NEWS.  Sense I was a kid I was always a huge Dave Lape and Brett Hearn fan.  I can say I’m a semi regular At best now at fonda now that he doesn’t race, and I ever missed a race at fonda

 

the same will be true once Hearn calls it a career.  I might hit a few End of the year big shows a year but I can’t see myself going to Malta or a SDS event if he isn’t there.  Yeah he isnt a threat to win like he once was but he is still the reason I go to the track. 

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8 minutes ago, P&T Racing said:

Hearing that he's announcing at ESW that he will take over as OCFS Promoter and run a select schedule in 2020...

I heard the same rumor 

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49 minutes ago, P&T Racing said:

Hearing that he's announcing at ESW that he will take over as OCFS Promoter and run a select schedule in 2020...

Looking forward to Matt telling Brett to get back in his f****n tower

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1 hour ago, GasketCase said:

There is no way that Brett would ever have anything to hang his head about unless he did something so repulsive that his name was forever linked with that act. (Like that WWE wrestler who killed his family several years ago).. Even if he races until he's 83 and never wins again, he is still the measuring tape of dirtcar modified racing and will be until someone else wins 900 races.

 

your going to need some chapstick if your going to keep this up.... lol

 

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Again, Hern 2020 limited schedule, Stew will be in his 20 ride when Brett is not !! The team will travel, with a diff driver in the seat most of the season, when it doesnt conflict with Nascar. 

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36 minutes ago, J. Downing said:

Again, Hern 2020 limited schedule, Stew will be in his 20 ride when Brett is not !! The team will travel, with a diff driver in the seat most of the season, when it doesnt conflict with Nascar. 

So stew is leaving His ride? And now going back to Teo ? 

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6 hours ago, rpm72x said:

I understand that, but how many dnq did he have this year? There was never a time you would think of Brett as a guy who would struggle to qualify.

Or start 4-6th or so & go backwards at Malta.

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I understand the connection with hearn and stew....it would seem odd that he would reunite with Teo after just re uniting with bicknell....

5 hours ago, stratton87 said:

2x I believe and both at tracks he always struggles at

I understand what you are saying and by no means do I think Brett is washed up or couldn’t win, but, he has struggled. Most of which I believe is because the Teo cars are nowhere near where they need to be in order to beat guys like Matt and Mat, but that isn’t changing for Brett. I just think IMO the limited schedule route normally ends with a bunch of forgettable performances and a bunch of wasted time money and energy. That’s how most all of them go at every level. Brett doesn’t strike me as someone who just wants to “participate”. No matter what I have loved watching him race. He has always been one of my favorites and I feel he will always be the goat, no matter what records of his end up broken. Nobody did it better for longer against the level of talent that Brett has competed with. And nobody ever will. 

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7 hours ago, DaRooster said:

A couple of scenarios come to mind:  1)  Weekly racing only, Fridays at A/S, Saturdays at OCFS.  2)  Fridays at A/S,  race director at OCFS, which would make it difficult and very unpopular with other teams for him to race there on Sat.  Which then begs the question, why do you need a new hauler for just weekly racing, a new hauler suggest a traveling schedule?  Puzzling.  I guess we'll find out this weekend..............  

Isn’t he in jersey? That sounds like a traveling schedule 

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17 hours ago, Outlaw Photos said:

your going to need some chapstick if your going to keep this up.... lol

 

You know better. I just acknowledge his accomplishments. I say shit to Brett that no one else has the balls to. Like asking about the titanium driveshaft. Last weekend, I told him that I think he can get to a thousand wins if he races til he's 83.

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18 hours ago, Shyglizzy said:

Looking forward to Matt telling Brett to get back in his f****n tower

This gets a 10.

 

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19 hours ago, FightForTheRail said:

Like I said, I am not trying to diminish him in any way. I just don't think it is a huge shock when drivers in their late 50s or 60s retire. Everyone knew Steve Kinser's retirement was coming sooner rather than later also.

The Dippel analogy does not seem at all comparable to a driver in his 60s retiring.

More people are interested in it. I think this post already has more responses than the one about Tyler being reinstated.

 

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15 minutes ago, GasketCase said:

More people are interested in it. I think this post already has more responses than the one about Tyler being reinstated.

The media would've had a field day if Tyler's buddy had Viagra in his backpack. Imagine those headlines: 

"Up and Coming NASCAR Driver gets Pounded with Felony Charges"

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18 hours ago, Shyglizzy said:

Looking forward to Matt telling Brett to get back in his f****n tower

Not so sure Matt would've been in a position to feel the need to vent his frustration in that manner if Brett was the GM.

I suspect when Brett gets the keys to the Kingdom Chris will let him run it the way he thinks best. At least I hope he does. 

Brett taking over has been the rumor since before this season started. It'll be interesting to see how it all shakes out. I'm no Hearn or OCFS fan, but I do wish them all success. Orange County being a big hit with Brett at the helm can only be good for NE dirt racing as a whole. 

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20 minutes ago, inthecuse said:

The media would've had a field day if Tyler's buddy had Viagra in his backpack. Imagine those headlines: 

"Up and Coming NASCAR Driver gets Pounded with Felony Charges"

Next time I interview him, I'm asking him about that headline. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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2 hours ago, inthecuse said:

The media would've had a field day if Tyler's buddy had Viagra in his backpack. Imagine those headlines: 

"Up and Coming NASCAR Driver gets Pounded with Felony Charges"

I imagine the penalties would be stiff. 

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AARN Headline

Hearn takes position at Orange County, Goes into semi-retirement as driver

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18 minutes ago, Scott Friers said:

AARN Headline

Hearn takes position at Orange County, Goes into semi-retirement as driver

Nothing like slapping me awake this morning and sending me to the AARN digital edition.    Good for him.  He sounds very content.   I just hope he continues coming to Charlotte every fall.   

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