Before the rumors start that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is juicing - let's not get lost in translation.
Think of it more as a dietary cleanse.
At 38, Junior is just attempting to regain - and maintain - his boyish figure. Last October he was tipping the scales at 190 pounds. Now, the driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy SS is weighing in around 175.
"A buddy of mine was talking about this detox diet, it's like a 15-day deal and for the first eight days you drink prune juice and then the last half of it you drink carrot juice so they were just picking on me," Earnhardt said of a few of his JR Motorsports employees. "Just misinformed, I'm not drinking it all the time, but just during that little detox thing."
Over the last few years, Earnhardt has worked on his culinary talents. He's also paid more attention to his nutritional intake. Still, Earnhardt acknowledges that balancing the cleanse with a healthy diet was a challenge.
"It was pretty tough, too," Earnhardt said. "I was...