Dale Earnhardt Jr. made his own statement Saturday.
He defended his wife's Twitter post — and blamed himself for putting her in a position where she felt she had to speak out.
Five days after Amy Earnhardt wrote it wouldn't be "worth the risk" to see her husband compete in next year's Clash at Daytona, the 42-year-old driver explained outsiders don't understand what the family endured as he recovered from concussion-related symptoms last year.
"She's been there for everything," Earnhardt Jr. said. "A lot of folks that may have a different opinion about it weren't there through the whole process. If anyone knows how difficult it was beside...