Junior playing right cards in ongoing contract talks

Want to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. bristle? Just ask him what happens if he doesn't get 51 percent of Dale Earnhardt Inc., writes Terry Blount.

Updated: April 13, 2007, 9:00 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. wouldn't go there when asked Friday about his contract status.

"I try to pick and choose my words. I make sure when I make a comment, especially something meaningful to me, that I get my point across. I've been able to push things a certain way." -- Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Within five minutes, Earnhardt went from funny to serious to a little ticked off, each time offering the response he wanted for the subject involved.

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