At Bristol, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Says He Was 'Foolish' In Last Week's NASCAR Race

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was upset with Mark Martin after last weekend's NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, putting the veteran driver in the wall for what he perceived to be a block.

Martin was unwilling to concede the top line of the track to Earnhardt Jr. when the latter driver came with a run off the corner, and Earnhardt Jr. bumped him and forced the No. 55 car to hit the wall in response.

The drivers spoke the day after the race and "sorted out" their problem, Earnhardt Jr. said.

"I (believe) that he should have let me have the top, but it's his prerogative, really, to do what he wants," he said. "It was a big deal to me at the moment, but overall in the grand scheme of things, it was kind of petty and I put him in the fence for it. It was kind of foolish of me."

Earnhardt Jr. said he was frustrated after being stuck in traffic, since he led 70 laps of the start of the race and "looked pretty good there for awhile."

Martin, for his part, said he was moving past the incident.

"Talked 2 JR," Martin tweeted Monday. "We both regret what happened. I ask my fans 2 lay off being so rough on him. He is 1 of the most respectful guys n racing. We r good."

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