Dale Sr was ‘really vocal’ about the girls his son would bring home; Now, Dale Jr wishes his father got the chance to meet his wife, Amy
Today would have been Dale Earnhardt’s 69th birthday
Dale Earnhardt is a seven time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion. He was a tough guy who could have graduated with a master’s in pissing people off only to defuse them the next week.
At home, he had a son. He was hard on him too.
He wasn’t always there. But, the time they did spend together was memorable. The lessons were learned and installed in Dale Jr together and shared with the world in more recent interviews.
Dale Earnhardt died on February 18, 2001. It’s been 19 years since his death and a lot has changed in the racing world as well as Dale Jr’s world.
DEI was setup for Dale Jr. That went away quickly. Dale Jr was forced to find his own path in racing and in life. He did.
But, what would have been?
Dale Earnhardt Jr on his his life would be different if dad was still here
“Everything would be completely different for me if he were here,” Dale Earnhardt Jr stated on Waltrip Unfiltered.
“I can’t even imagine. I’m so far down the road of life and how it is, since he’s passed, that I can’t even bring myself to imagine a world with him in it.”
“What that world would look like or where I would be. Or what kind of person I would have become.”
Dale Earnhardt was tough on the choices of girls that his son, Dale Jr made
“I do think about — You know, man, I wish he could have met Amy.”
“I don’t know how this is going to sound. But, kinda in the same way that I wish he could have seen me win this race or be a Daytona 500 champion. I wanted to make him proud.”
“I think that he would see Amy and go, ‘I’m really proud of Dale Jr. He’s making a good choice here.’ “
“Cause, he was really vocal to me about the girls that I would go out with. I’m thinking, ‘Man, this is a good looking girl, I’m gonna take her by the farm and introduce her to dad.’ “
“I’d take a girl over there, ‘Hey, here’s dad.’ “
“I’d get on down the road and do whatever we were going to do that night. See dad the next day and he’d go, ‘Na, I don’t like her.’ I don’t know. Something about here.’ “
“He’d have some reason, so critical, ‘I think it’s a bad decision to keep going out with her. I wouldn’t do it.’ “
Dale Sr would have been proud of Amy
Dale Earnhardt Jr met Amy Reimann, an American interior designer back in 2009. By 2016, they were married and soon welcomed their first daughter. Now, they have a new child on the way.
“Him and Amy would have really got along great,” Dale Jr continued.
“It would have been tougher on me because it would have been both of them cracking on me and giving me a hard time about staying up late racing online,” Dale Earnhardt Jr added.
“I would have loved to have shared Isla [daughter]. And seen how dad was with her. I don’t know whether we would talk about me as a father.”
“It sucks that he can’t see it. Maybe he can see all this. Maybe he is looking down and proud.”
“It was so easy to have his direction. To have him walk in the room and go, ‘Why are you doing it that way? This is the way you outta do it.’ That was his most impressive attribute was his common sense and problem solving.”
“I be stressing on something for hours. He’d come in the room, ‘Boom, there it is. Fixed.’ “
“He could have fixed a lot of decisions that I made in my life that I had to make on my own.”
“I so badly wish that she could have met him. I could spend hours and hours and hours sharing photos and talking to her about him. Or taking her to talk to Richard Childress. We can watch videos or whatever. Be she’ll never really know, him. What it was like to sit in a room with him,” Earnhardt Jr concluded.