In defense of Dale Jr., I must say a few words. First off, Jr. wrecking people?
I think you must have him mixed up with his daddy
, he did tend to run people over that got in his way. If you see Jr. in a wreck, bad luck usely sums it up. Racing not a sport? As well say hunting is not a sport. What constitutes a sport? I could go on, but I'll leave it at that. Yes, these guys are athletes.
Though a lot goes on behind the scenes that affect the talent that you see. As was evident when Jr. changed crew chiefs and raced for a different team. That didn't last long. The guys, that build the cars, contribute much to the success these racers have. The unsung heroes you might say.
Racing needs Jr., he brings crowds. He's a good guy, a bit too fond of the camera maybe
, but so what if he wants to make an extra buck.