Dale Jr’s $95,000-Worth Adventurous Surprise for Wife Amy & Family Leaves NASCAR World Awed

Published 03/02/2024, 6:21 PM EST

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In 2022, Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis announced the end of their longstanding NASCAR title sponsorship, leaving fans curious about the future of the Truck Series. Now, the star of the popular CNBC reality show ‘The Profit’ has made another resounding disclosure, involving our favorite NASCAR legend, Dale Jr, who, after some serious contemplation, surprised everyone with his latest acquisition—a brand new Keystone Cougar Midnight Edition RV.

Dale Jr’s new RV adventure with Camping World

News of Junior’s hauler purchase broke on Twitter, with Lemonis himself congratulating the racing icon and his wife Amy on their ‘Camping World RV’.


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The two-time Daytona 500 champion’s enthusiastic retweeted, “Lots of consideration on what was right for my family. So many great options. Gonna go make some memories this year in our @CampingWorld RV,” sparked a flurry of fan activity as NASCAR Twitter, buzzed with questions and well wishes. Fans were eager to learn more about the chosen RV, its specifications, and even the towing vehicle.

One curious fan inquired about the Chevy truck Dale Jr prefers to lead the RV, prompting a reply stating, “Dale, what model of @ChevyTrucks will you be using to pull that Cougar? My money is on the Silverado 3500 HD Crew cab with the Duramax diesel and Allison transmission.” Junior himself then revealed his experienced choice, “2021 3500 with about 30k miles on it.”

The online exchange between Dale Jr and the fan sparked further conversation, with the official Camping World Twitter handle chiming in to confirm the specific RV model for loyal supporters: “This is the Keystone Cougar Midnight Edition 364BHL, thanks!” 


Fans were in overdrive, inquiring for a glimpse into the luxurious features and spacious accommodations of Junior’s new RV. Comments ranged from the wholesome, “Nice nice RV. You chose wisely!!!” to hilarious insights such as “I bet he got double ACs” and “Hopefully there’s room in the fridge for cold beer!!”

Did Junior even want a hauler?


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Dale Jr’s journey to RV ownership wasn’t as straightforward as it might seem. Just a couple of months ago, the NASCAR icon found himself in a predicament, seemingly torn between two enticing options for his leisure pursuits. He took to social media, specifically Twitter, to express his fascination with truck campers. He wrote, “Got in a rut of watching truck camper reviews on @YouTube. The nostalgia vs the new technology is cool. Anyone own one? Curious if they’re as cool as they seem.”

This tweet also sparked a flurry of responses from fans, offering insights and advice on the world of truck campers. However, amidst the online chatter, a seed of doubt seemed to have planted itself in Dale Jr’s mind. The scarcity of truck campers on the road, coupled with the realities of their compact size and potentially high cost, led him to explore another option.


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Taking an unexpected turn, Junior surprised everyone by announcing he would retract his confusion, citing a previously obtained 22-year-old houseboat. Engaging his online community once again, he sought their creative ideas on how to make it cool. While the houseboat purchase showcased his adventurous spirit and willingness to experiment, it seemed the open road held a stronger pull on the NASCAR legend’s heart.


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With the acquisition of the Camping World RV, Dale Jr has completed two remarkable purchases that include both a houseboat and an RV. Whether navigating tranquil waters on his houseboat or embarking on exciting road trips with his family in the RV, one thing remains clear: Junior is ready to “make some memories this year.


Written by:

Amman Augustin


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Amman Augustin is a NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. With his coverage majorly focusing on the lavish off-track lives of drivers, Amman often brings the lesser-known side of Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick to their fans. Another aspect of NASCAR where he flourishes is covering rivalries between competitors.
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Edited by:

Shivali Nathta