Dale Earnhardt Jr Eases the Tense Mood in the Room Amidst the NASCAR Driver Feuds at COTA

Published 03/30/2022, 11:15 AM EDT

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The race at the Circuit of The Americas is finally over, but the feuds between the driver seem everlasting. Despite the heated exchange between them, Dale Earnhardt Jr comes forward to ease the mood. Dale took to Twitter to lighten up the mood.

Drivers like AJ Allmendinger, Alex Bowman, Kyle Busch, Corey Lajoie, Parker Kligerman were all involved in-race fights. AJ Allmendinger went from the second position to 33rd, whereas Corey had to settle for DNF. It is believed that the drivers reached out to each other to talk about it themselves.


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Talking about this, Dale Earnhardt Jr, a semi-retired professional stock car racing driver, has come forward to keep things light between the drivers. The conversation was started by Parker, who took to Twitter. He said, “I wonder how many apology texts are sent after each @NASCAR road race between the drivers? Between my two races Saturday. I’ve been a part of three conversations.”

In reply to this, Corey stated, “3 and I didn’t even run the last 15 laps.” Following this, Dale replied, “I got a text from Grubhub asking how my dinner was. I don’t even have an account.”

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To further the conversation, Lajoie then asserted, “You should click the link to accept the offer.”

What happened at COTA?

The race at COTA saw drivers coming up against each other after the race. During the race, there was a series of knocks and pushes that left the drivers fuming. Many lost valuable points, while many managed to keep their position still and finished the race.


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The most important and memorable knock among them was the one between AJ Allmendinger and Alex Bowman.


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Just before the last lap was complete, Ross Chastain was leading from AJ Allmendinger and Alex Bowman was following from third place. As Chastain has gone wide, he gave way to Allmendinger to come through and push for the first, which he did. Unfortunately, AJ couldn’t keep his lead as he slid in front of Bowman, who pushed him and sent him away to the end of the pack.


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Sabyasachi Biswas


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Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sabyasachi is an ardent Red Bull and Max Verstappen fan and has been following the sport for over a decade now.
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