In an extremely candid, and tearful interview, with Graham Bensinger, NASCAR’s Dale Jr. opens up about his relationship with his father, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. Ultimately, after a childhood of disappointment, Dale confessed that the only reason he got into racing was to earn his father’s love.
“We didn’t really have a relationship… the only reason I raced was to get closer to my dad. Nothing I did would register with him.”
Also, Dale Jr. tearfully confessed that for a large part of his childhood, Dale Sr. simply wasn’t there.
“He missed graduation, I played soccer in high school and he never seen a game, but missing my graduation, I was really disappointed in that. Dad wasn’t there, they were racing somewhere.”