ESPN The Magazine is featuring a cover story on Dale Earnhardt Jr. in which he opens up about his father’s death, his relationship with Rick Hendrick and his stepmother, Teresa.
It’s a very interesting and I recommend it.
When my dad died, I was numb, blind. … I just kept moving. Going. Doing. It was horrible. The further away from it I get, the more I understand how I went through it. If you go back to 2002, 2003, it was still rotten on my mind. It was still bothering me and hard to explain. I didn’t talk about it because it wasn’t something I wanted to preach—’Oh, I lost my daddy, woe is me, and I gotta go through life without him.’ I didn’t want that message .