Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn't put much stock on an heated exchanges that takes place during a race between driver and crew chief. Here's what he said Friday at Dover International Speedway:
YOU’VE HAD YOUR MOMENTS ON THE RADIO. IS TOO MUCH MADE OUT OF THAT SINCE IT’S ALL IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT?
“That’s sort of the nature of the way the networks want to provide the sport to the fans and that’s something that the media wants to cover. So I’ve kind of gotten used to it. But I remember when you used to have a hard time getting a scanner or being able to listen to the teams or even when I was going to the races with Daddy, it was like pulling teeth trying to get a radio so I could listen to what they were doing. And nowadays it’s all sort of out there and in front of everybody. Every driver and crew chief have their times where they are going to say and do something things that they would rather not be public, but under the circumstances you really could care less at the moment. But yeah, I would rather the public and the media not know what we were talking about on our radios but that’s not the way the world works today. And so you have to understand and accept that. And I think it’s good because it makes you be a better person. It makes you control yourself better. Had we not have such freedom as we do today, who knows what kind of asses we’d be? I get a little bit more coverage that most guys, from what I’ve listened to. I’ve never crossed some of the lines these other guys cross, but that’s just the way it goes.”
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