Dale Jr.: Teresa Earnhardt made 'ridiculous' requests for No, 8

Updated: August 18, 2007, 8:10 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. blames his step-mother Teresa Earnhardt, the owner of Dale Earnhardt Inc., for not allowing the No. 8 to move with him to Hendrick Motorsports next season.

"She either feels too personal about the number, or the rift between me and her is too personal," Earnhardt Jr. said Saturday. "I'm not going to sit here and get personal about this. It's upsetting as hell and unfortunate, but that's just what happens sometimes."

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