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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Didn’t Want to Race

The son of the Intimidator said, "I never wanted to see another racetrack or race car,"  As he sat before the media at Hendrick Motorsports this week during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway. He had lost his father, Dale Earnhardt, only one week before in the tragic crash on the final lap at Daytona International Speedway.  Now it was Feb. 25, 2001, and time for the Dura Lube 400.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. made it very clear he didn't want to be at Rockingham to race his No. 8 Budweiser car. The only thing that made him keep going was the fact his father had gotten him to this point in his racing career.  Junior said, "What else am I going to do?  I would be a fool to squander it." So the gre...

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