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Dale Earnhardt Jr. got his first job because of a speeding ticket Jerry Markland/Getty Images

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been driving fast for a long, long time.

Earnhardt has been racing cars for two decades, but he was driving fast even before he became a NASCAR driver.

Earnhardt was interviewed by Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer, and he explained what led him to getting his first job at age 16.

Dale Jr. got into an argument with his father, and Junior said he sped off. A policeman pulled him over and gave him a ticket, and Dale Jr. had to tell his father.

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“Well, you better get a job,” Dale Sr. said.

Dale Jr. quickly found a job pumping gas at a service station on Exit 36 off of Interstate 77 in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Earnhardt discussed more than just his first speeding ticket with Fowler, including fatherhood, his interest in the Carolina Panthers, and his role with NBC.

As for the speeding ticket, well, we’ve all been there. It’s good to know it even happens to Hall of Fame NASCAR drivers.

Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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