Going into the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 2, NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. had stayed pretty level headed despite what has been a tough season for him so far.
But then, he just couldn’t hold it in anymore.
“What the fuck happened up there?” Dale Jr. was caught saying on live television during the race broadcast when his race day ended as a result of a seven-car pileup late in the race.
Soon after, Dale Jr.’s disappointment was still evident in a serious of tweets. “Damnit,” he wrote. “What a shitty result after having such a fast car. [It] was a damn blast out there today. So pissed.”
And about that live television swear word? Well, he had something to say about that, too. “Ya I heard I got an F-bomb on TV,” he wrote. “That’s pretty cool. Hope no one was offended. That’s racin’.”
“We got bottled-up there in [Turn] 3 and they’re ain’t no bumpers on these cars. It knocked the radiator out of it,” he told Fox Sports after the race. “So, we’re out of the race. … So, we’re done. I was having a good time. But, I’m disappointed with the way we’re finishing. We’ve got to finish better than this.”