Sep
06
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Speaks Out About Airplane Close Call | NBC Nightly News


HE SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES, BUT EARNHARDT JR. SAYS INJURIES, BUT EARNHARDT JR. SAYS THAT WILL NOT STOP HIM EARNHARDT JR. SAYS THAT WILL NOT STOP HIM FROM RACING THIS THAT WILL NOT STOP HIM FROM RACING THIS WEEKEND TO HONOR HIS FROM RACING THIS WEEKEND TO HONOR HIS LEGENDARY FATHER. WEEKEND TO HONOR HIS LEGENDARY FATHER.>>Reporter: TWO WEEKS LEGENDARY FATHER.>>Reporter: TWO WEEKS AFTER THE TERRIFYING>>Reporter: TWO WEEKS AFTER THE TERRIFYING CRASH LANDING IN AFTER THE TERRIFYING CRASH LANDING IN TENNESSEE, DALE CRASH LANDING IN TENNESSEE, DALE EARNHARDT SAYS HE’S TENNESSEE, DALE EARNHARDT SAYS HE’S GRATEFUL HE, HIS EARNHARDT SAYS HE’S GRATEFUL HE, HIS FAMILY, AND TWO PILOTS GRATEFUL HE, HIS FAMILY, AND TWO PILOTS ALL ESCAPED WITH THEIR FAMILY, AND TWO PILOTS ALL ESCAPED WITH THEIR LIVES. ALL ESCAPED WITH THEIR LIVES.>>A LOT OF THINGS YOU LIVES.>>A LOT OF THINGS YOU GO THROUGH HELP YOU>>A LOT OF THINGS YOU GO THROUGH HELP YOU ORDER YOUR PRIORITIES, GO THROUGH HELP YOU ORDER YOUR PRIORITIES, REMIND YOU SOMETIMES ORDER YOUR PRIORITIES, REMIND YOU SOMETIMES OF WHAT’S IMPORTANT, REMIND YOU SOMETIMES OF WHAT’S IMPORTANT, WHAT’S NOT SO OF WHAT’S IMPORTANT, WHAT’S NOT SO IMPORTANT. WHAT’S NOT SO IMPORTANT.>>Reporter: AFTER IMPORTANT.>>Reporter: AFTER MAKING A HARD LANDING>>Reporter: AFTER MAKING A HARD LANDING AND BOUNCING DOWN THE MAKING A HARD LANDING AND BOUNCING DOWN THE RUN WAY, THE NTSB SAYS AND BOUNCING DOWN THE RUN WAY, THE NTSB SAYS THE PLANE’S LANDING RUN WAY, THE NTSB SAYS THE PLANE’S LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. THE PLANE’S LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. ON BOARD EARNHARDT’S GEAR COLLAPSED. ON BOARD EARNHARDT’S WIFE, DAUGHTER, AND ON BOARD EARNHARDT’S WIFE, DAUGHTER, AND DOG. WIFE, DAUGHTER, AND DOG. EARNHARDT SAYS HE’LL DOG. EARNHARDT SAYS HE’LL FLY AGAIN. EARNHARDT SAYS HE’LL FLY AGAIN.>>WE GET TO CARRY ON. FLY AGAIN.>>WE GET TO CARRY ON. AND YOU KNOW, THERE’S>>WE GET TO CARRY ON. AND YOU KNOW, THERE’S NO POINT IN WASTING AND YOU KNOW, THERE’S NO POINT IN WASTING ANY TIME BEING UPSET NO POINT IN WASTING ANY TIME BEING UPSET ABOUT IT. ANY TIME BEING UPSET ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: THIS ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: THIS WEEKEND RACING IN THE>>Reporter: THIS WEEKEND RACING IN THE XFINITY SERIES IN WEEKEND RACING IN THE XFINITY SERIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND XFINITY SERIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND DRIVING NUMBER 8 IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND DRIVING NUMBER 8 IN HONOR OF HIS FATHER DRIVING NUMBER 8 IN HONOR OF HIS FATHER DALE SR WHO DIED IN HONOR OF HIS FATHER DALE SR WHO DIED IN THE 2001 RACE. DALE SR WHO DIED IN THE 2001 RACE.>>IT WAS SUCH A THE 2001 RACE.>>IT WAS SUCH A SPECIAL TIME IN MY