Hope Will Ride With Junior As He Gets Back In Car
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is getting back into his race car this year. Unfortunately. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Garry Eller)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It’s nearly impossible to not like Dale Earnhardt Jr. For those who have not been around him, know this: He is pretty much as billed. He’s as honest, as thoughtful, as profound and as genuine as millionaire star athletes come.
And, I sincerely wish he would never drive a race car again.
For the last several days, Earnhardt has been chatting with reporters as part of Speedweeks activities at Daytona International Speedway. And some of the chats have been scary. Tough-to-read scary.
That scariness darkened the chats when the subject turns to the concussion-like symptoms that the 42-year-old driver experienced as a result of a series of on-the job wrecks and head bashings.
“My eyes were jumping around in my head real bad, just walking down the street or riding in a car,” Earnhardt said. “A road sign—jumping around. I couldn’t even read it. It was so annoying, and I was scared to death that I was going to be stuck with that all my life… Read the full story »