Found September 20, 2012 on As the World Turns (Left):
We can now blame Danica Patrick for the Kennedy assassination, the upcoming fiscal cliff and that pothole on Main Street that forced many a premature tire realignment. Because if you can blame Patrick for the circumstances that forced Dale Earnhardt Jr. to fire cousin Tony Eury Jr. and uncle Tony Eury Sr. at JR Motorsports, then she must be the origin of all the world’s ills. But the Danica Blame Game apparently knows no limits. Here’s a sample of some of the comments listed on the Sporting News/AOL NASCAR page under the story about Eury Jr’s departure. “It’s all Danica’s fault…she’s a crybaby…” – JoeSport “If Danica didn’t wreck every week they could work on getting faster instead of trying to catch up.” – Rich DeLong III “Found GoDaddy’s address…Ft. Knox…Racing gone to hell when you cut your families’ throats in favor of a low-talent wanna be driver’s sponsor money.” – Dan Foster “Who said blood was thicker than $$$$$$$$$?” – Donald Tyson You can check out

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