Amy reimann dating dale jr
When I was a kid before I started racing in the Xfinity Series, I thought that I was never going to get a chance and then if I did, I wasn't going to run well enough to maintain that opportunity and keep progressing."I just didn't look at myself with a lot of confidence. And that's the time in your life when the grounded-ness was instilled. Those things were established for us very early on in our lives."His father's death incredibly impacted him, both on the track and off. That is all he wanted to do."And I think that was his philosophy all the way to when his dad died.
I didn't think, 'Man I'm a great driver, boy just give me a shot.' From what I could tell, I didn't know whether I was a good driver or not."If that sounds like a grounded person, there's a reason for it, said his sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller."For Dale and I, when we were growing up, life was really normal," Earnhardt Miller said. He seemed lost at times, felt uncomfortable as the superstar (especially, in of all places, bar settings), and couldn't find a footing for his role on his team, let alone the sport. When his dad died, it was kind of like he didn't have anybody to please anymore. He didn't know if he wanted to do this anymore or that.
"And it's a wonder what we could have accomplished if we would have just focused on racing."But I'm pretty happy with it to be honest with you. By that time, he had lived two years without his father, who perished on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.
I had a lot of fun and won a lot of races."Having fun, winning races and happiness outside the race car could have eluded someone who never drove the same way nor had many of the same interests of his father, a legend in the sport still revered nearly 17 years after his death and whose legacy and shadow have followed Earnhardt with every step."I don't know that you are always out from under it, but it didn't bother me," Earnhardt said. Earnhardt never dreamed he could match his father's seven championships.
Earnhardt worried that the judgment of fans might be too tough for them to handle.
They married on New Year's Eve and expect their first child next May."I've been able to make a lot of money and live a lifestyle that I never dreamed of," Earnhardt said. I met an incredible woman that I'm married to, and I just feel blessed."I don't know how else to explain it."And then he does:"Amy believes in Law of Attraction -- like if you want something to happen, you visualize it and you bring that into your life," Earnhardt said. I just sit there going, 'Oh, what's going to happen?
"I was always compared to him and compared to his success, the person he was, people either liked I was different or didn't like that I was different and wanted me to be just like him or whatever."Earnhardt lacked discipline in the early days of his career, the days when the wins seemed to flow with a No. Only his fans did."I didn't think I was going to win any races," Earnhardt said.
He eventually landed the rights to his name in 2006.He knew two things kept him employed -- his last name, which brought sponsorship, and a never-give-up attitude of Hendrick, who couldn't stomach the idea of a legacy as a great owner who couldn't return the sport's favorite son to new heights."There were a few years where I wouldn't have blamed him if he had let me go or moved on to something else or made a change," Earnhardt said."To have the opportunity that I did for him to hang on and us to get back to Victory Lane, those are blessings, man."I know not everyone gets that opportunity. The son of a seven-time NASCAR Cup champion, Earnhardt never attended a Daytona 500 until he raced in one.
has lived a charmed life, a blessed life, at times a surreal life and for sure an unusual life.It might seem far-fetched that the former auto mechanic could find himself as an even bigger celebrity after he retires from NASCAR Cup racing this weekend following the race Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but Earnhardt has turned from someone who once appeared more reclusive like Howard Hughes into a social media darling.