Dale Earnhardt Jr.: NASCAR driver and … love counselor?

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INDIANAPOLIS – During Saturday’s pre-Brickyard 400 press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. admitted he is well aware he’ll turn 40 later this year (October 10).

“I’m going to turn 40 next year, or this year actually, so I think I’ve got so much going on that I’d rather not pile that on my plate,” Earnhardt said when asked if he’d consider running the ‘double,’ the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600.

But earlier in the week, Junior showed he may have a post-NASCAR future as an advice counselor for the lovelorn.

When a fan wrote him on Twitter and asked if he had “any advice for getting dumped,” Junior cut right to the chase (and we’re not talking about the Chase for the Sprint Cup):

“1. Focus on the 1 thing about them that annoyed u the most. 2. Party with friends.”

When another fan asked if he had any breakup advice, Earnhardt responded, “Do it in person. # HighRoad.”

In the same tweet, Earnhardt also admitted “I ran an advice booth at the mall once.”

 

Well, there you go. He has all the necessary credentials to become NASCAR’s version of Dear Abby. We can just see it now:

“Dear Dale, what do you do about a husband who is your biggest fan and ignores me?”

@DaleJr: “Become a fan of mine, too. Problem solved. The family that follows me together, stays together.”

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Video highlights from Sunday’s Dakar Rally Stage 8: Bikes, Cars, Quads, Trucks

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Sunday’s Stage 8 of the Dakar Rally brought the race into the final country it will compete in, Argentina.

Monday’s Stage 9 was cancelled after bad weather made course conditions impassible for racing. Stage 10 picks up Tuesday morning. The overall Rally ends Saturday.

Here’s some of Sunday’s key video highlights:

BIKES

Antoine Meo wins Stage 8.

QUADS 

Simon Vitse wins Stage 8.

CARS

Stephane Peterhansel wins Stage 8.

TRUCKS

Dmitry Sotnikov wins Stage 8.