What if "Jr" drove for UPS?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BLACKBOX, May 11, 2007.


    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Yeah I know its only a pipe dream but heck Earnhardt,Jr. will be a "free agent" next year. What a great representative for Brown he would be! Too bad we have this alliance with TOYOTA, Jr will not be caught dead driving for that manufacturer.
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    All the UPS drivers could throw beer cans at the Fed Ex and DHL trucks
  3. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    I wouldn't be caught dead in a Toyota either!! -Rocky
  4. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Guarantee, he'll drive for whoever pays him the most..
  5. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    at least he would be in the race. i wonder if jarrett is going to get a warning letter for so many no-shows
  6. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    His father would rise from his grave if he seen Jr in a Toyota!
    Bad enough the rumors of a FORD!
  7. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    "What if "Jr" drove for UPS? "

    I thought you meant Hoffa...!
  8. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    He probably would finish more races
  9. dave_socal

    dave_socal PACKAGE/FEEDER

    Yes it may be only a pipe dream but what if he decided to break with all the tradition of the past and drive a Toyota? Somebody is driving Toyotas, it is soon to be the number#1 car company in the U.S.A. and possibly the world. If that is true even the hardcore oldschool Nascar fans must have some Toyotas in their garages. Toyota has employed thousands of laid-off UAW folks in several states and I think they should be given more credit for their contributions to this country. I think Jr would elevate Toyotas profile to a Nascar contender. He is a savvy businessman and he knows that he should consider all good options. With a Toyota partnership he would have the total financial commitment of a company that has shown it wants to be #1 if UPS is as committed they should push for the best also. Yes I own a Toyota(wife), Ford truck(me) Chevy Maliu(spare).
  10. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    Although most athletes are greedy, I really don't see Junior as greedy.. I don't see him riding a Toyota either. He's a Chevy man..
  11. CFLBrown

    CFLBrown New Member

    I like seeing the Toyota's. They did very well in the truck series and pizza boy isn't too bad in the Busch series when he isn't running in to the wall. They need time to get their setups right and they'll be right up there. Atleast Jarrett isn't in Waltrip's shoes. That guy needs to talk to the Dream Father and get his old car back.
  12. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    oh come on, jr will drive for whomever gives him the best contract. athletes are commodities, they go to the highest bidder.
  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Sr E drove a Ford for Bud Moore at one time,car 15 Wrangler sponsorship,so I don`t think it`s that big of a deal. I see him going to a quality team first ,dollars and other details will come second.
  14. smellthecoffee

    smellthecoffee smell the coffee

    Dale Jarrett doesn't drive a Toyota because UPS wants him to, he drives one because that's in the contract with Waltrip. Jr could drive whatever he wanted if we picked him up, the issue would be that we would have to go through Richard Childress, that'll be his new boss / partner. Bottom line is there are only two sponsors Jr will ever drive for - Bud and Goodwrench. Period. OUR probelm is we have people making decisions that have no idea about racing. We should have stayed away from Toyota, not because they aren't qualifying for races, but because this hurts our reputation in the South. UPS will never have a top driver, we will never contend for a championship. Not because we won't spend the money, but because the people in charge of our racing sponsorship decisions were given that job because they coulndn't move packages. As with so many other aspects of our business, we will continue to appear to be second rate. It's sad but true.
  15. krash

    krash Go big orange

    Man,I hate Toyota and am so disappointed that UPS followed that whore Jarret. I stopped rooting for him after that move. And why did UPS continue to sponsor him when he is no longer a factor in any race (unless he wrecks in front of someone). Your 100% correct coffee. UPS has to be the joke of Nascar
  16. UPS Lifer

    UPS Lifer Well-Known Member

    When UPS first got into NASCAR, I was proud of what we were doing. We finally started sponsoring something worthwhile! I would still like to see a UPS Bowl and Stadium and Golf Tournament and a whole lot more. BUT to get back to NASCAR - I am embarrassed at where we are now. We need JR and we need him now. :thumbup1:

    I guess we are better off that Jarrett can't qualify for a race rather than being at the back of the pack at every race.:lol:
  17. hj200169

    hj200169 New Member

    budweiser will never let him go - would be great if we could "sponser" him wherever he goes too. UPS got hosed in signing with Waltrip Racing for 2 yrs. Nascar changed the rule for Champions provisionals AFTER Ups signed the deal.Its a deal they would like to find a escape clause on definately. Maybe they could make Jarret a feeder driver till he turns 62 ????
  18. krash

    krash Go big orange

    Well, he is slow enough:w00t:
  19. MR_Vengeance

    MR_Vengeance United Parcel Survivor

    I don't give a damn if he drives an yugo, if the man can win then every rednecker would sport a toyota sticker on the back of their Ford truck. It's not about Pride, it's about Winning and crossing the finishline, and giving fans what they paying to see.