Dover: Earnhardt Jr. - Friday media visit

DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 AMP ENERGY/NATIONAL GUARD CHEVROLET, met with members of the media at Dover International Speedway and discussed the All Star Race, Brian Vickers and other topics. WHO IS YOUR SPOTTER TODAY? "I don't know, but T.J. is...

DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 AMP ENERGY/NATIONAL GUARD CHEVROLET, met with members of the media at Dover International Speedway and discussed the All Star Race, Brian Vickers and other topics.

WHO IS YOUR SPOTTER TODAY? "I don't know, but T.J. is going to have a baby."

HOW IS YOUR CAR? "It's not good, but we were just in qualifying trim, hopefully to gosh we can get it right tomorrow."

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON DOVER? "I wish it was asphalt. That is what I think when I think about it."

WHAT IS YOUR IMPRESSION OF THE HALL OF FAME? "I haven't been there yet. I'll go there when they have the dinners and stuff next week."

MICHAEL WALTRIP SAID YOU AREN'T GOING TO WIN ANY RACES THIS YEAR? "I didn't hear that. We'll see."

ANY MILESTONES IN YOUR YEAR WITH LANCE (MCGREW, CREW CHIEF)? "No."

DO YOU HAVE FAVORITE ALL STAR RACE MOMENT? "Winning the thing. That would be it. That was pretty fun."

WHY DO DRIVERS LIKE THAT EVENT SO MUCH? "I don't really like it unless I run good, otherwise, it is a waste of time. But, if you run good, it is pretty fun."

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR CAR TODAY? "I don't know. I am driving my ass off and I only ran a flat, that isn't good. It's been a little bit loose, a little bit tight. It just isn't fast."

HAVE YOU HAD TO DEAL WITH ANYTHING LIKE BRIAN VICKERS IS DEALING WITH? "No. I just hope he recovers well. I have never had anything like that. I hear it is not too good of a thing to get diagnosed with. I just hope he doesn't have too rough of a time with it."

DO YOU WANT TO GO MEET WITH YOUR CREW CHIEF RIGHT NOW? "That is probably not it. (LAUGHS) I just get pissed when my stuff isn't good, you know. Hell, it's what you are supposed to do, you aren't supposed to be happy about it."

-source: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Brian Vickers