Dale Earnhardt Jr. Catches the NASCAR Community Off Guard as He Reveals His Big Plan for The Late Model Race

Published 04/21/2022, 11:56 AM EDT
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – JANUARY 21: NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks during the 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at NASCAR Hall of Fame on January 21, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The legendary Dale Earnhardt Jr. is known for many things, one of which is his ritual of participating in at least one race a year. We all know that he still enjoys running cars and going racing as we saw him race in the Martinsville Xfinity series race.

TALLADEGA, AL – OCTOBER 15: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet, prepares to drive during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 15, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

However, one thing that Dale Jr. recently revealed is his intention to run a late model series race!

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Reveals That He Wants to Race at North Wilkesboro

In a recent episode of the Dale Jr. Download, he talked about something that even caught the co-host, Mike Davis off guard

He said, “We don’t have enough cars to really kind of, do everything we want to do. I want to race, yeah you going to race I might, enter”

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Clearly, Mike Davis was quite surprised and asked to know more, which is when Dale Jr. added, so I’ve talked about racing my late model car for a long time. And,  nothing’s ever really kind of made sense, right? Where do I go, they’ve got a tire shortage this year. there’s all kinds of reasons why it’s been kind of iffy on whether I should go do anything, or not.”

He added, “I’ve kind of looked for an opportunity, and this seems like the perfect chance. I can go practice, there’s practice qualifying in the race over a three-day period, get a little bit of track time. I want to support what they’re doing at North Wilkesboro because I have kind of been involved in this conversation for so long. So, I want to do what I can to con to, to make what they’re doing this year.”

AVONDALE, AZ – JANUARY 31: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. addresses the media during NASCAR testing at Phoenix International Raceway on January 31, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
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This is big news for the NASCAR community and Dale Jr. We would all love to see him run the Late Model Race. And, there is no doubt that it’ll be one Late Model race that will be getting a lot of attention and heads turned.

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Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1-NASCAR web stories creator at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, he is an avid supporter of Carlos Sainz and Scuderia Ferrari. Hetul always looks forward to the paddock going to Baku, but the part of F1 that excites him the most, is seeing the drivers tackle the 'Raidillon' at Spa.

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