CONCORD, N.C. – Over the weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. sat down with Michael Strahan from ABC's “Good Morning America” for an exclusive interview.
Earnhardt talked about making his own legacy in NASCAR, transitioning to the broadcast booth next season and the excitement of knowing his first child on the way.
“It’s overwhelming,” Earnhardt said about the support of his fans. “I know that when I started my career as an Earnhardt, my dad was a seven-time champion. He had this whole mystique and fans wanted that, they wanted 20 more years of Dale Earnhardt, the Intimidator. And I couldn’t be that, that’s not who I was.
“I just went ahead right from the start and just was myself, maybe even more outspoken than I was comfortable with just so people could get to know me.”
For more from Earnhardt’s GMA appearance, check out the video below.