Yesterday Dale Earnhardt Inc. lost its face, its name and its bloodline when Dale, Jr. announced that he and his manager-slash-sister were heading out to work for someone who, said Earnhardt, “isn’t such a fucking bitch.” Okay, maybe that’s not verbatim, but I’m sure it’s what he’s thinking.
Regardless, DEI now needs to step it up to keep fans and sponsors coming in. They need a driver with an edge. Someone who commands attention. Someone who can drive with, say no arms and one leg.
Michael Francis Wiley lost both arms and one of his legs in an electrical accident when he was 13. And Tuesday, now 40-years-old, he led police on an eight minute high speed chase in New Port Richey, Florida. Officers called the chase off to keep others from getting hurt. He was arrested Wednesday for fleeing police and habitually driving without a license (he’s actually had his license revoked so many times it’s a felony for him to drive).
And don’t think this was a first offense; this guy’s defying all odds. Wiley spent time in prison in 1996 for kicking - with his one leg - a state highway trooper and in 1998 he led police on another chase, clocking 120mph.
This guy’s got it all: speed, dexterity behind the wheel and the sympathy vote. I guess what I’m saying is that it’d be wise for Teresa to take a look.