Dale Earnhardt Jr. shared a couple of his most intoxicated stories on his podcast this week, and they were about what you’d expect from the former party boy. Except the big story he told surprisingly involves his now-wife, Amy Earnhardt.
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Earnhardt admitted he wasn’t sure what his response might be, so Amy helped him out with a dangerously horrifying yet funny story — since everyone was fine and the worst didn’t happen — from their early days as a couple. Dale Jr. even said he thought Amy would break up with him after this.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares adorable story about one of his newborn daughter’s firstsAs Junior explained on his Dale Jr. Download podcast this week (around the 1:23:00 mark):
“Me and her, when we first started dating, we had been partying with friends for hours. Everybody went home, and we weren’t tired. And I said, ‘Hey, you know what’d be good?’ Me and her had just started dating, and I said, ‘Have you ever raced?’ You know, ‘I’ve got these go karts, and we can go race.’ I’ve got this small, little, tiny road course track. It’s kind of shaped like a kidney. I was like, ‘It’s right next to this creek, and we just finished it probably a couple months ago.’ And she was like, ‘Yeah, let’s go! Let’s go check it out! Let’s go race, I’ll do it.’
“And so we got on these [go-karts] at 2 o’clock in the morning, and, I mean, it’s dark. We’re racing, there’s no lights at this track. … There was a building on one end of it, so that was the only light that we had was sort of the corner lights off that building shining across it. I ran into her in this corner, and she didn’t lift off the gas. When I hit her, she just mashed the throttle wide open and just held it and almost went into the creek.
“She went over the berm that was sort of the protective berm to keep people from going into the creek, and the back tire got hung up on the root [of] this tree that was kind of growing out of the side of the bank of the creek. And she’s literally hanging into the creek, and it’s like six [feet] down. It was straight down into this creek, man. And it scared the hell out of me. I jumped up, she’s laughing. I thought I done ruined this relationship right here. She’s going to be so mad that she doesn’t want to see me again.
“So we had that going on, and then one time I peed in a closet.”
You’ll have to listen to the actual podcast to hear the rest of that story.
Is Clint Bowyer’s anger at Erik Jones justified after NASCAR’s Kansas race?The good news for Dale Jr. — in addition to no one getting hurt — is that Amy did not, in fact, break up with him. The couple began dating in 2009 and got married on New Year’s Eve 2016.
Earnhardt’s podcast co-host Mike Davis shared a similar experience, although not with nearly as much detail, about how he almost ended up single after drinking too much.
“If I was ever close to a divorce, it was because I got into the moonshine one time after a July Fourth party,” Davis said. “Moonshine makes you think you’ve got muscles that you don’t have, it makes you say things you don’t need to, it makes you see things that you don’t see, and the next thing you know, you don’t remember anything.”
As entertaining as some of these intoxicated stories are, they’re also cautionary tales about what almost happened.
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