Friday, February 01, 2013

Dale Jr Sees No Problem with Danica Dating Fellow Competitor

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has always preferred to keep his private life, well, private.

The third-generation racer, who has earned the distinction of NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for the last decade, has offered his fellow racers the same courtesy.

“As long as it’s not hurting anybody or it’s not hurtful for someone to go through,” Earnhardt said. “I don’t want to read sad stories about people. You don’t want people to have to go through the exposure of that. I think there’s a gentlemen’s agreement amongst everybody — what’s fair and what’s not.

“Your personal life, who you’re dating or when you’re getting married or where you’re going to get married or what you do with your time off or your hobbies, I think that’s totally fair game."

there was the dancing at the Nationwide Series Champion’s party just prior to Patrick separating from her husband in November and a sighting at the rodeo the weekend before she finally acknowledged that the two drivers were dating last Friday.

“I think it’s fine,” Earnhardt said of the relationship. “Whatever people want to do to make themselves happy. They’ve got a lot in common. They enjoy racing. I don’t think it was a big deal to be honest with you.” (More at