NASCAR media Day at Daytona: Dale Earnhardt Jr. says goal is to perfom well in The Chase

Dale Earnhardt Jr wins the 2014 Dayton 500 / Headline Surfer®
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Fox Sports interviews Dale Earnhardt, Jr., reigning Daytona 500 champion during Wednesday's Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- was denied media credentials for Speedweeks 2015 because of its exclusive coverage of the billionaire France Family's (and proxies ) of a quarter million bucks in the campaign coffers of politicians in hopes of obtaining $250 million in taxpayer subsidies. So the internet newspaper turned to YouTube to provide coverage of what drivers like 2014 Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. had to say.

Because Headline Surfer´® couldn't be there for Media Day on Wednesday without credentials, it did the next best thing: Upload a FOX Sports video interview from YouTube of NASCAR's two-time Daytona 500 winner, Dale Earnhardt Jr, who won the Great American Race in 2014 and in 2004.

The internet newspaper hopes NASCAR fans enjoy the FOX SPORTS interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was asked to rank 2014 all-time among the racing campaigns.

"I really don't know. It was a good year. Obviously, we would have like to have done some things better." Junior said, adding, "Obviously we want to keep building." 

Other interview highlights:

• Top goal for 2015: "Not only make the Chase, obviously, but actually perform in the Chase. It's great to win races and do well, throughout the year, winning the Daytona 500, all those great things, but really when it comes down to it is you're disappointed if you don't perform in that Chase once you are there."

• Favorite short track as tweeted by a fan: "Bristol is really a unique place. Aside from obviously the Daytona 500, Bristol is the track I like tell fans they they really need to go see because that is such a unique place."

• Favorite TV Show as a kid as tweeted by a fan: Re-runs of "Night Court" and lots of cartoons.

• Change in crew chiefs from Steve LeTarte to Greg Ives: "I learned early on people are going to come and go -- you're got to be ready for change." Junior said he'll to "start from scratch" to build chemistry with his new crew chief.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.