Sears Point: Earnhardt Jr accident quote

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. quotes from Lap 2 accident Note: Accident on Lap 2. The car went to the garage for repairs and rejoined the field, approximately 14 laps down. HOW ARE YOU? I'm fine. It wasn't a big deal. We had a good car. It was real...

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. quotes from Lap 2 accident

Note: Accident on Lap 2. The car went to the garage for repairs and rejoined the field, approximately 14 laps down.

HOW ARE YOU?

I'm fine. It wasn't a big deal. We had a good car. It was real fast in practice.

I didn't have first or second gear from the first lap. We tried a new transmission here and it hadn't give me troubles all weekend. Right from the first corner, there wasn't no second gear-I couldn't get into second. Then it just tore it all out.

I just couldn't get out of the guy's way. I'm sorry I got into Mike. I didn't know who was where. My car wasn't in gear at the time I got hit. I don't know. That transmission-the thing must have been made out of aluminum. It tore all to heck. It's really disappointing.

CAN YOU GET BACK IN THE RACE?

Yeah, I don't know. I'll get out there if they want me to get out there. I'm just frustrated that we put ourselves in this position. We are in control of this. So, we need to not make these mistakes. The transmission was a new, trick transmission and it didn't work. So, last year's transmission was pretty good.

-gm racing-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt