News flash for those Dale Earnhardt Jr. haters out there in Twitterland — he don’t care.
In fact NASCAR’s most popular driver actually gets a kick out of those folks who have the intellectual limit of less than 140 characters.
A recent convert to social media, Earnhardt said the “you suck” comments put a smile on his face.
“I favourite them,” he said after winning his second NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Pocono on Sunday.
“So I kind of get off on that. But I don’t feel like I’ve got anything to prove. I have a lot more fun actually kind of reading that stuff on Twitter than I do a typical normal joke.
“Some of the stuff the haters say is the funniest stuff. It’s really funny.”
On a more serious note, Earnhardt said that earlier in his career such criticism might have had more of an impact, but with his 40th birthday on the horizon, he has a whole new perspective on critics who label him as overrated.