"When you build something like this, people might (say), 'Man, that's cool' and some people might say, 'That's just a guy with a lot of money making dumb decisions.'"And I didn't want to have to listen to that.
Reimann posted a picture early Wednesday afternoon of the couple posing together in what appeared to be a church, showing off her new engagement ring."I'm completely overwhelmed with love & joy," she tweeted. I love you so much @Dale Jr."The 40-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver has never been married and mostly kept his relationships out of the spotlight over the years until he began opening up about how much Reimann has changed his outlook on life.NASCAR fans have been quite fond of pestering Earnhardt about when he planned to pop the question since the couple had been dating since 2009."The people we interact with on Twitter are, 'When are you going to do it? '"Now the questions can turn to wedding planning – and possibly Earnhardt's very real jewelry phobia. In the past couple years, Earnhardt has been more open than ever. once preferred to keep out of the public eye, NASCAR's biggest star said drivers' personal lives are largely "fair game" for the media to discuss."As long as it's not hurtful for someone to go through," Earnhardt said, the NASCAR media seems to respect the "gentlemen's agreement among everybody (of) what's fair and what's not.""Your personal life, who you're dating, when you're getting married, where you're going to get married, what you do with your time off or your hobbies, I think that's totally fair game," he added.Pop the question already,'" Earnhardt said in February. Earnhardt finds jewelry "creepy" and doesn't like anyone to wear any around him.
"She gets it more than I do: People telling her all the time I need to put a ring on it. Of course, he did just put an expensive ring on Reimann's hand."We've talked about it," he said in February.Earnhardt and Reimann had dated since 2009 and got engaged in June 2015 while on vacation in Germany.Reimann changed her last name to Earnhardt on Twitter, writing with a sense of humor: "I sure wish my husband would wake up!"I'm not going to be held accountable (to wear a ring) and she can do whatever she wants.I figure if we ever get to that step in life, I owe her that much. But I'm free of all my obligations in that regard."Earnhardt's Germany trip is now a success whether he finds any documents related to his family history or not.Earnhardt was on the set, along with Richard Petty, Jeff Hammond and Ray Evernham.