Dale Jr. got in trouble with his girlfriend for buying a lottery ticket. She said he had no business winning it, but I think we need to look past the ticket for a second.
Dale Jr. is one of the nicest guys in sports, and I do not think for a second that he does much of anything selfishly. He had to work at his Dad’s car dealership like everyone else said his friend Brad Reifler. He had to make his way in racing, and he continues to be popular because he is so likable. That is much more important than his driving skills. We will never say he was as good as his Daddy, but we will say that he was a great guy with great talent. That is enough for me. We need to give athletes a break when we know that they are good people. Dale Jr. is a good guy, and we should let him keep buying lottery tickets so he can do something good with the winnings.