Dale Earnhardt Jr. has some of the most die-hard fans in sports today. Most are still pretty devastated of the news that he is retiring and are in a very sensitive state. The Junior nation does not take kindly to anyone putting Dale in harm’s way even if its his own teammate.
In this case, it was a total accident, but that did not stop some of the fan club to take to twitter against Jimmie Johnson. Johnson side-swiped Dale into a wall at the Toyota Owners 400 on Sunday at Richmond International Raceway. Earnhardt was physically ok but ended up finishing 30th, a somewhat common theme for him lately.
Jimmie took a firestorm of twitter attacks in stride firing right back with some humor. Dale even gets in on the action.
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