Dale Earnhardt Jr. has always preferred to keep his private life, well, private.
The third-generation racer, who has earned the distinction of NASCAR's Most Popular Driver for the last decade, has offered his fellow racers the same courtesy.
Certainly, TMZ could have a field day in the rolling NASCAR trailer park known in the sport as the "Motor Coach Lot." But there's an unwritten rule among competitors about what type of fodder is acceptable to leak outside of its gates.
"As long as it's not hurting anybody or it's not hurtful for someone to go through," Earnhardt said. "I don't want to read sad stories about people. You don't want people to have to go through the exposure of that. I think there's a gentlemen's agreement amongst everybody -- what's fair and what's not.
"Your personal life, who you're dating or when you're getting married or where you're going to get married or what you do with your time off or your hobbies, I think that's totally fair game."