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Just My Type
Dan Patrick
September 22, 2008
The Interview Dale Earnhardt Jr. NUMBER 88
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September 22, 2008

Just My Type

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The Interview
Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Earnhardt was fourth in the Sprint Cup standings after the Sylvania 300 on Sunday.

Dan Patrick: You had a bumping incident recently with Kyle Busch. Do you and he talk about what happened, to make sure that there's no problem?

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: No, I don't feel like doing that. We got a pretty good understanding that we don't really like each other that much. [Laughs.]

DP: How different is the personality you display in the car from how you'd be if we were sitting around having a beer?

DEJ: How you drive, that's who the real person is. There's guys out there that race you dirty and then act like they're your buddy off the racetrack. But you know deep down that person's tendencies are to be spiteful and screw you over.

DP: But are you different on the track than if we were just sitting around?

DEJ: The intensity would be different. In the race car I'm probably angry half the time.

DP: I didn't think it was good to drive angry.

DEJ: I don't like driving ticked off, but that's just the way it is—you're always angry at something. I think you run faster when you're pissed off.

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