It's been seven years since Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a crash at the Daytona 500. His son, Dale Jr., has never really talked about it until now.
Earnhardt Jr. is on the cover of this week's ESPN The Magazine. The cover story inside talks about his split from Dale Earnhardt Inc. He now races for Hendrick Motorsports.
He also talks about his father.
"When my dad died, I was numb, blind. I just kept moving. Going. Doing. It was horrible. The further away from it I get, the more I understand how I went through it," he said.
Earnhardt Jr. also said he didn't have anything against his stepmother, Teresa, who runs DEI.
She declined to be interviewed for the story.