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Began racing in 1949.
That is great grandson grandson of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt is following in his tire tracks Jeffrey Earnhardt -- -- to Daytona next weekend.
He joins us here and every other go -- great -- -- you don't -- is it hard -- live up to the Earnhardt name.
-- some some huge shoes out on the ticket ever -- -- apologists.
Made such an anchor for -- learn our family and and near the sport itself so.
Don't think that -- accomplished and here you're racing for rookie of the year that's an incredible that's an incredible honor incredible feat.
When people know that your last name is Earnhardt did they have high expectations of you right out of the gate.
Yeah and and it's you and Edward the offers start -- -- -- show up in -- like prisoner -- -- -- And it's not you know it's not like that and I'm I'm out there are just like every other driver and you know it's it's it's a stubborn process and obviously Tom Lleyton can get to that level and that's what we're trying to -- this year so for your day job you're driving at the highest performance vehicles in the world.
Leave the track and drive home when you -- A circle of civic way above water but the -- total voted -- so what.
It always happens to -- how to get into this you know I don't accident the other day.
-- freer markets and an accident just on a regular road now you got rear ended what -- -- guy do when he finds out that he just reiterated an Earnhardt.
I don't think he was quite quite sure what -- going on but.
Definitely I go and you know the crash -- -- before I get down at Daytona I don't know personally is that on the track.
Now I'm not really -- -- the good the cars these -- -- so safe and you know that come sold so far with all the the safety equipment that.
That they require that we Wear and you know the soft walls now take take a lot of the impacts -- And it and of course Edmonton in Europe we don't have to tell our viewers -- your grandfather was killed.
At Daytona in a crash how old were you do you remember at that time.
I was I was twelve and yeah I was I was of that actually at the house how's Washington.
Wreck on TV and -- it to me and this is not from the scene scene -- -- very very bad at all and you know well and they are -- -- again.
And and unfortunately it.
It passed away about.
You know -- -- that's come out of it you know like so -- -- -- they've come out with.
-- devices that -- requires you know we're from the neck restraint and and and it's you know save a lot of lot of other driver's license and she returning to that very track on which your grandfather passed away.
It is that a burden on.
It's it's always you know said just -- so effective you know that's where he passed away about.
But he also built such a great name for there there.
Fruit for the that -- -- that's not racist or Steelers and between that talent -- you know he.
You very much on both -- -- -- it -- in.
Yes that go on there that's that's -- to see the history that he's he's laid down that track what's your number one priority this year obviously the season about -- one fold.
-- priority for me is to to win rookie of the year and and get policy talent in and that's the required you know.
Spell correction and make -- ever single African.
He irresponsible might be pretty happy about that up -- who's with you could.
Another couple races he -- -- -- it's -- -- -- yeah who ignores this house from the past yeah yeah we joke around about caught up -- -- but.
When bush came on board for her for quite if you know few races this year you know we at Wendy's with.
Dave Thomas foundation for adoption there MBR -- Daytona.
And it's for -- -- so.
I'm real excited to have -- on on the court -- well good luck.
-- had great stuff and I adjustment -- -- just like no accidents on the way out here.
-- -- -- are coming up.
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