Normally we listen to a driver's interview, pull the best parts for you and make them into a blog.
On Friday at Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s top 12 media availability, there were no best parts. They were all bad.
Just like the No. 88 car this weekend, apparently.
So instead of trying to digest the three-minute interview for you, here's a transcript to see for yourself:
Q: WHO IS SPOTTING FOR YOU TODAY? (Regular spotter T.J. Majors is home awaiting the arrival of his first child.)
JR: I don't know.
Q: YOU DON'T KNOW WHO'S SPOTTING?
JR: I don't know. T.J.'s gonna have a baby.
Q: HOW'S YOUR CAR?
JR: It's not good. But we're just in qualifying trim. Hope to God we can get it right tomorrow.
Q: TALK ABOUT RACING AT DOVER AND YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS TRACK.
JR: I wish it was asphalt. That's what I think when I think about it. What else?
Q: HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE HALL OF FAME YET? WHAT'S YOUR IMPRESSION OF IT?
JR: Haven't been there yet. I'll go there I guess when they have the dinners and stuff next week.
Q: WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT MICHAEL WALTRIP SAYING YOU WOULDN'T WIN ANY RACES THIS YEAR?
JR: I didn't hear that.
Q: HE SAID THE CAR WASN'T FAST ENOUGH.
JR: Yeah, well. We'll see.
Q: IT'S NOW BEEN A YEAR WITH YOU AND LANCE MCGREW. IS THAT A MILESTONE FOR YOU?
JR: No. Anything else?
Q: ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT?
JR: No. Y'all good? (opens hauler door to leave). Y'all got any other questions? I'll answer 'em.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ALL-STAR MOMENT?
JR: Winning the thing. Yup. That'd be it.
Q: WHY DO DRIVERS LIKE THE ALL-STAR RACE SO MUCH?
JR: I don't really like it unless I run good. Otherwise, it's just a big-ass waste of time. But if you run good, it's pretty fun.
Q: WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOUR CAR TODAY?
JR: I don't know. Drive my ass off, and I only run (23 seconds) flat. That's not good. It's been a little bit loose, a little bit tight, but it just ain't been fast. I don't know what's wrong with it.
Q: YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT BRIAN VICKERS?
JR: I just hope he recovers well. I've never had anything like that and I hear it's not too good of a thing to get diagnosed with. I just hope he doesn't have too rough a time with it.
Q: OBVIOUSLY, YOU (ARE CRANKY) BECAUSE YOU WANT TO GO MEET WITH YOUR CREW CHIEF RIGHT NOW AND FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING ON, RIGHT?
JR: That's probably not it. I just get pissed when I show up when my shit ain't good, you know? Hell, what are you supposed to do? You ain't supposed to be happy about it.