Comments from Dale Earnhardt Jr., prior to Winston No Bull 5 press Conference: STERLING MARLIN SAID THAT IF HE HAD BEEN ABLE TO WEAR A HANS DEVICE TO KEEP HIM FROM MOVING SO MUCH THAT HE MIGHT NOT BE MISSING THE SEASON RIGHT NOW. DO YOU THINK...
Comments from Dale Earnhardt Jr., prior to Winston No Bull 5 press Conference:
STERLING MARLIN SAID THAT IF HE HAD BEEN ABLE TO WEAR A HANS DEVICE TO KEEP HIM FROM MOVING SO MUCH THAT HE MIGHT NOT BE MISSING THE SEASON RIGHT NOW. DO YOU THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE AVOIDED YOUR CONCUSSION IF YOU HAD WORN A DIFFERENT DEVICE?
"Not really. I don't think you could have avoided having a concussion in that crash I was in. It was just the style you hit, it wasn't really a nose-to-tail or anything it was just flat on the door. You could have had all kinds of stuff holding you in in there. It's not really your head hitting anything, it's your brain moving around in your head, (that) bruised it."
ARE YOU STICKING WITH THE HUTCHENS DEVICE?
"Yeah, until I get any problems, other than just banging it on something."
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE WITH KEVIN HARVICK FROM THE LAST TIME HE WAS HERE AND NOW?
"He's a little more low key, but I think it's because his car isn't running too good.
STERLING MARLIN SAID TODAY THAT HE THOUGHT THERE SHOULD BE A RULE THAT MAYBE THEY SHOULD THROW OUT A FEW RACES SO A DRIVER COULD SIT OUT, GET THE COBWEBS SORTED OUT THEN COME BACK (AND STILL EARN POINTS WITH SOMEONE ELSE DRIVING). HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT?
"I think it should be up to the drivers. Because we know to what extent we're injured. We know whether we're capable of doing the job. There's not really a test that you have to apply and do to accomplish to get a license to race in this sport, so how can they regulate anything else?"
WOULD IT BE NICE TO SIT OUT A RACE IF YOU WERE HURT?
"Well, if I was hurt that bad, I'd sit out. I'd make my own decision."
WOULD IT BE HELPFUL TO STILL GET POINTS FOR YOUR TEAM?
"I don't know. Because then we all might all sit out the road course races and let Boris Said drive our cars. I thought about doing that anyway, because I ain't no good at it."