Newly crowned 2014 Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke exclusively to Uinterview about his hopes for the racing season.

Earnhardt spoke to Uinterview about his run in with Marcos Ambrose at the Sprint Unlimited earlier this February. Earnhardt and Ambrose were racing when Ambrose pushed Earnhardt into the fence, ending the race for both of them.

“We were just kind of going for the same place… I was out front and Marcus was pushing me down the front straightaway, and I got to moving around probably a little too much in front of his car, searching for some air,” Earnhardt told Uinterview, “And he decided to start getting offensive on making some moves of his own and we were just miscommunicating with each other at that point in time and ran into each other.”

Earnhardt says he holds no grudges against Ambrose, regardless of how angry he may have seemed at the time.

“I’ve raced with Marcus for a long time, he’s a great guy… I was angry in the moment, sure… but cooler heads prevailed after everybody got out of the car and calmed down,” Earnhardt said.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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