"I was just really nervous about what people’s perceptions would be, so I held a lot of stuff in and just kept a lot of stuff private for a long time," he said.premieres at 8/7c featuring Brad Womack taking a second stab at finding true love among 30 beautiful women assembled from all over North America.Earnhardt, the sport's most popular driver who is retiring from full-time Cup Series racing after the season finale Nov.19, made his first public comments about the joyous news Tuesday during an appearance on NBC Sports Network's “It is a very exciting thing.Earnhardt said he thought the win 'would be all relief, but it wasn't relief at all. It's so awesome to see how many other people it affects.It was all excitement.' In addition to bringing a trophy to Hendrick Motorsports with his first win in four years, Earnhardt got to ring the 'victory bell.' "I'm going to ring that damn thing as hard as I can," he said. It feels good to be able to bring those guys what they deserve." Earnhardt first stepped out with girlfriend Amy Reimann at the 2011 NASCAR awards ceremony.He also brought her to the White House in April -- when President Obama honored Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart -- and kissed her in victory lane at Michigan.
Well, Patrick, 35, has confirmed the two are indeed dating.
"If it were up to me, I wouldn’t have OK’d this last year. Shown here celebrating with then-crew chief Tony Eury Jr.
in 2008, Earnhardt parted ways with his cousin professionally this year, reshaping JR Motorsports.
Earnhardt spoke to students at Piper High School in Kansas City, Kan., one of five speaking engagements organized by sponsor National Guard this season. 11 he would sit out the next two races while he recovered from his second concussion in a six-week span.
It's also another sign of change for the introverted star. He admitted he raced at less than peak mental acuity, hoping his reflexes would hold up against dangerous conditions while driving nearly 200 mph.