If Your Last Name Is Earnhardt, You Might As Well Live In A Fish BowlBy Becky Davidson
If you are Dale Earnhardt Jr., this is what you do every day of your life and more so since the loss of his father on February 18, 2001. Earnhardt Jr. has really lived his life in a “fish bowl.” It has to be tough growing up and having every form of news media watch your every move. I relate Earnhardt Jr. to the life that Elvis Presley lived. Every move Elvis made was watched till he left this world. Of course we have nut cases who say he is still alive. Who knows, perhaps he did to get away from the crazies and staged his own death.
I have followed Earnhardt Jr. since his career began when his uncle Tony Eury Sr. talked his Daddy into putting him into at that time, a Busch Series car. Dale Sr was wanting to get started in that series with a driver. It turned out to be a good move for sure. Earnhardt Jr. went on to win races and Busch Championships. But as fate would have it, Earnhardt Jr. was moved up to what was known back then as the Winston Cup Series, the wonderful Winston Cup years. What a sponsor Earnhardt Jr. had with Budweiser in that red and white number 8.
The only thing that really irritates me are the things said over the years about any female relationship Earnhardt Jr. might have become involved with. When he did he kept them well hidden except to family and those he could trust. I have read some about Amy since he brought her to the awards banquet last season, it’s sad. Just like I said, living your life in a “fish bowl.” To the females making the comments and negative as they are, no one will ever be good enough in your eyes for Earnhardt Jr. to have a permanent relationship with. But I think that is for him alone to decide.
Every female in your words will be after his fame or money, no matter who they are. Let things be. Let Earnhardt Jr. and Amy be alone and enjoy their lives together. They may or may not marry one day, it’s not for a fan to decide. It’s really nice to hear Earnhardt Jr. say “she is a real nice girl.” It’s nice to read where he makes comments about Amy’s little Pomeranian to every race with a smile and stand next to him during the pre-race ceremonies.
Stop blaming everything that goes wrong on Amy. I have a good friend who sends me articles she reads on sites almost everyday that is said about Amy blaming Jr not winning race to blown up engines on her. You people have got to be crazy to say some of the things you do to keep Earnhardt Jr. from being happy and for once in his life, truly happy. It takes a strong woman who can deal with all of that.
Amy just might be the right one to jump in and handle all of it because of one word, true love. She has been in there with him for a long time now and handled all that the media and jealous female fans. I am happy for both of them and I truly hope this relationship lasts. For myself, Earnhardt Jr. appears to be truly happy in his personal life and that counts more than winning a race.