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Seldom have more excitement about an interview here in the DC bureau -- we did this week so without further -- Here's our power player of the you actually are successful and and and passed some Warner.
They're just so much you know dale -- you're describing.
The thrill of NASCAR.
-- for the broadest family tremendous highs and lows and won the loyalty of race car fans.
NASCAR's most popular driver you can about it doesn't mean the I followed -- -- -- -- coming in racing soon I give him a lot of credit as far as our.
Not popularity obviously.
I was popular before I ever did anything on the race -- his father Dale Earnhardt was a legend.
Who won 76 races and whose aggressive style earned him the nickname the intimidating.
-- died in the last lap crash.
In the 2001 Daytona 500.
Yeah we got to meet dale junior when he came to Washington.
To promote the national -- youth challenge program.
To -- the true stars of the -- itself and how you can buy side analyst.
It's a seventeen month course that gives high school dropouts a second chance to earn a diploma.
Over the last two decades more than 90000 teams have completed the program.
When you're -- a young kids a lot of their problems or not they're doing because the environment -- handers and decisions -- that are.
You have someone before them -- but we also wanted to discuss his lawn.
Let me ask you version of question that I get a -- as -- than -- -- to be dale earnhardt's head and I think it's been the blessings far outweigh the burdens the -- following in his footsteps.
And having to live up to this comparisons.
But I've been pretty fortunate.
Feel pretty lucky lucky -- good.
Dale junior started fast winning eighteen races including his own Daytona 500 in 2004.
And I'm like man.
Taken the world by storm in a minute we will talk with -- sport for years -- -- -- if -- watch out.
But the last few years have been tough just one win in the last 136.
You know it's hard to explain -- to people still earnhardt's second place finish this year at Daytona gave him and his legion of fans.
Reason to hope I feel like grown -- -- picture my cars are prepared better and her.
They're they're more comfortable to me this year what are -- goals now and basically racing.
Now because it's -- working and a job I want win a championship and off the track I hoped to I had children -- -- Would you name dale are now third about it.
I don't think I would juniors are okay but now the third.
I'm -- that.
We want to put him in that position to have to follow both of us in the meantime dale junior just wants to enjoy.
What he calls the NASCAR fraternity.
You're one of 43 guys out of this entire country to get to choose show up and do -- each week at the top level.
Motor sports in America.
Bernhard -- on the same racing team -- of NASCAR's leaders like Jimmie Johnson.
And this year they are shaking up junior's number 88 crew.
To give him more support.
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