USA Today - "NASCAR gossip peeves Evernham"
Ray Evernham says his personal life has no impact on his Nextel Cup team.
But he admits the discussion of his personal life could be damaging for a high-profile owner whose three cars answer to more than 60 image-conscious sponsors paying the bills to keep Evernham Motorsports in NASCAR's premier series.
"I do worry about those things," Evernham said. "Obviously what people are saying, maybe it makes our partners nervous or whatever. I've got to just keep showing people that my personal life doesn't affect this business. My son battled leukemia for 2½ years while we were in the middle of championship battles. [continued]
"The bottom line is I'm here and working, and there should be enough faith in my past history and the person that I am."
"I'm hurt by it, but I'm not going to be bitter. If someone wants to think less of me for having a personal life, there's nothing I can do about it."
"I want to be remembered for what I did, not what people said I did."
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