Being just a "regular guy" and partying with his friends are two things that Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #8 Budweiser, likes to do when he has time off from his NASCAR racing schedule.
Outgoing and fond of being out in public, another of his favorite things to do is to hang out with his friends at the local Wal-Mart store.
ESPN reported that Earnhardt had originally planned to extend his contract, which ends after this season, before he suffered a concussion during the 2016 season.
He has won 26 times in 603 starts, including Daytona 500 victories in 20 and championships in 19.
Hendrick Motorsports has yet to announce a replacement for Earnhardt.
He’s struggled in the past with the fame and fortune of being the son of a seven-time champion, often being recluse and guarded from his adoring public.“I feel like my part of him coming out of his shell is subtle things, spending more time with family, going out to eat, trying to be more normal,” she said in a recent podcast interview posted at “When I met him he was nocturnal, staying up all night playing video games and he slept all day long.
People stopped by the house and dropped off to-go boxes. Cooking dinner and trying to be more normal and being awake during the day.
says he feels better as he continues to rehabilitate the vision and balance issues he suffers from but added that he does not belong in a race car as he recovers from a concussion suffered in June. My heart is there to continue, and if my doctor says I'm physically able to continue, that's an easier decision for me to make."[Retirement] is not something I think about.
If he had a significant force, that would cause an injury as it would anyone."Earnhardt has battled balance and vision issues associated with gaze stability -- the ability to focus on an object in the distance while moving his head.
Dale claims that it's the only place to be and that "Club E" is decked to the hilt with a big screen television, speakers as high as the ceiling and plenty of refrigeration for the main ingredient of any Dale Jr. Though it would seem that because of who his daddy is, Dale Jr.
would have been popular in high school, that wasn't how it was.
Micky Collins of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program."We've advanced things to a point where we know how to rehab these symptoms well. Hopefully we can get to a point where we see that he can withstand the normal forces of a race car driver.
Earnhardt, who has missed the past seven Sprint Cup races including Sunday's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, announced Friday that he would not return to his Hendrick Motorsports car for the rest of this year."I have the passion and the desire to drive," Earnhardt said Sunday at Darlington Raceway. We're trying to focus on just getting well and getting normal."The 41-year-old driver is preparing to return to the seat in 2017, and his doctor Sunday said the treatment focuses on Earnhardt -- who he said was "pretty sick" -- being able to handle everyday life and then a race car."We're doing what we're doing right now to make sure we get Dale's systems rehabbed to the point where not only does he feel normal but hopefully to the point where we don't see less force causes [them] to come back," said Dr.
Doing these types of things, the up and coming star of the NASCAR Winston Cup Circuit can relax and feel like just a normal every day type person for awhile. (also affectionately called "Little E") has his own Club House of sorts where he and his friends can get together and can party down.