Dale Earnhardt Jr. expressed his displeasure on Friday morning over comments Brad Keselowski made last weekend, which many in the media claimed were allegations of cheating at Hendrick Motorsports.
Here is what Earnhardt was asked:
Q: YOU KNOW BRAD KESELOWSKI BETTER THAN MOST BECAUSE HE DROVE FOR YOU IN THE NATIONWIDE SERIES. IS BRAD (KESELOWSKI) A GUY WHO LIKES TO PLAY MIND GAMES A LITTLE BIT WITH SOME OF THE STUFF HE HAS HAD TO SAY ABOUT HENDRICK AND THE REAR-END/SUSPENSIONS LATELY? IS THAT EFFECTIVE IN YOUR MIND?
Earnhardt: “No not really. I do know Brad (Keselowski) pretty well. Brad is a really good guy. He has a pretty good heart. He is a really great race car driver and I wish he would concentrate on that. I think he likes to talk a lot, but I think his true skills shine on the race track not really behind the microphone.”
Q: TELL US ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED WITH YOUR HIGH SCHOOL VISIT HERE IN BRISTOL AND HOW YOU THOUGHT THAT WENT. ALSO WE TALKED TO RUSTY WALLACE LAST NIGHT HE SAID BETWEEN HIMSELF AND YOUR FATHER SOME OF THE DRAMA THAT THEY CREATED WEATHER IT WAS FOR SHOW OR JUST AS A RESULT OF WHAT HAPPENED ON THE RACE TRACK WAS GOOD FOR THE SPORT. THAT KIND OF DISAGREES WITH WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT BRAD. WE DON’T HAVE AS MUCH OF THAT DRAMA NOW AS WE DID BACK IN THE HAY DAY.
Earnhardt: “I mean I don’t disagree with Rusty (Wallace). I just…me and Brad are friends I don’t want any drama with Brad. I don’t particularly like the things he says lately about the company I drive for. I take offense to the claims and accusations. It’s just natural for me to do that, but we’re friends and I don’t want any drama between him. So, that is where I stand with that. I mean certain individuals and personalities, when they clash it’s great. It makes great TV and there have been a lot of great rivalries in this sport that have moved it along and taken it to certain levels. I don’t dislike that or disagree with it."
To read what Keselowski said last week, go here.