(Earnhardt Jr. would like to see a more private approach to the sharing of data and driver's meetings)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn't a fan of sharing information with other race teams or making drivers meetings open to the public.
Earnhardt Jr. doesn't like the idea of NASCAR sharing the electronic fuel injection data compiled during races with competitors and other organizations in the garage area.
“I'd rather not have that," he said. "It would benefit to be able to see that. But, I think it is a slippery slope. With the fuel injection it brings in the ability this year to be able to see data that we've never been able to see before. I think we should ease into how we use that data, and how NASCAR allows us to use that data kind of slowly not to upset the culture of the sport, or how things have worked in the past.
"I think if we take this new door that has been opened to us and abuse it; it might not be good for the sport. I think it's better for competition for everybody to have a few secrets.”
As for the new trend of the public being invited to driver's meetings as Las Vegas Motor Speedway did last weekend, Earnhardt Jr. says he'd rather see those remain a session between competitors and NASCAR officials.
“I don't like it," said Earnhardt. "I like the driver's meeting to be with the drivers and the crew chiefs, and about the race. It has become less and less about that. It has to be cool for a fan to be able to have that kind of access. I think there is probably a way to give them that kind of access without going to the lengths that they went to at Vegas. I couldn't see those video screens. I really couldn't pay attention to what was going on. So, the meeting to me didn't serve its purpose.”