Why is it that Dale Earnhardt Junior can publicly criticize NASCAR and not even a whimper from NASCAR?

When the new car came out he said it "$ucks, and looks like an import ghetto car, he said it handles like crap, and he hates it. Last year he re-iterated all of the above. After the 09 Daytona 500 he called out NASCAR on the "tire on the line in the pit box rule" for which he was penalized. He said... show more When the new car came out he said it "$ucks, and looks like an import ghetto car, he said it handles like crap, and he hates it. Last year he re-iterated all of the above. After the 09 Daytona 500 he called out NASCAR on the "tire on the line in the pit box rule" for which he was penalized. He said after that he was going to have a "chat with the front office on this rule."

Why is it that Junior can stand in front of a microphone and publically chastise NASCAR and not even so much as a "whimper" from France, Helton and Pemberton. Yet Newman and Hamlin make harmless remarks that nobody remembers and they are sent to the woodshed.

I guess if it weren't for double standards in NASCAR there would be none?
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