Dale Earnhardt Jr. said it was his public meltdown in Charlotte a few weeks ago that led to the National Enquirer story that claimed he was in a death spiral. During a wide-ranging interview, Earnhardt told USA Today that he thought the Enquirer story was "fun" and a "compliment." So let that be a lesson to all of you Junior haters leaving comments on this site. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not be wounded by your "compliments"!

Earnhardt Jr. strikes a hopeful tone in exclusive Q&A (USA Today)


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