Monster Energy is in its first season as the title sponsor for NASCAR's premier series, in a sponsorship deal reportedly worth about $20 million per year. "It makes you pay attention to yourself, and I think there's nothing better than having somebody like Dale Jr. going so far as to get out of the vehicle for as long as he did and saying, "Hey, I have a problem" because it makes it more available for everyone else". But if I win the championship, I'd have to consider going out on top.
Earnhardt smiled as he spoke but did pause often to reflect and think. Earnhardt reiterated at Daytona 500 media day Wednesday what he said a day earlier on the "Dan Patrick Show" on NBC Sports.
NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., signs autographs before practice for Sunday's NASCAR auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Friday, April 29, 2016, in Talladega, Ala.
Earnhardt sustained a concussion when he crashed during the June 12 race at Michigan International Speedway.
Earnhardt, 42, is making a heralded comeback to NASCAR Nation after missing 18 races last season with concussion-related symptoms.
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Some 700 foreign guests and representatives of pro-Palestinian organisations are also taking part in the two-day event in Tehran. The venue was decorated with a large map of Israel and the Palestinian territories covered in the colors of the Palestinian flag.
"NASCAR's collaboration with TSN has been paramount to the sport's growth in the Canadian market, our largest outside the U.S. TSN has provided Canadian race fans with the ability to watch live NASCAR events for more than 30 years, and we look forward to growing the sport together in the years to come", said Steve Herbst, Senior Vice-President, Broadcasting and Production, NASCAR. "But the championship would definitely be the icing on the cake for my career".
She added: "I would be out because I love what I do, but I love lots of other things and I also love life".
He did not run in the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona, choosing instead to allow Alex Bowman, who drove his vehicle during his absence past year, to drive in the race, since he also qualified but had no ride.
"I'd definitely consider it because that's the last box I don't have checked, really", he said. Teammate Chase Elliott will start on the pole.
"There's a few races I'd like to win", he said.