“I Hope to Be in One of Them” – Dale Earnhardt Jr Wishes for Comeback After Dreamy North Wilkesboro Run

Published 06/24/2022, 4:55 AM EDT
RICHMOND, VA – SEPTEMBER 21: Dale Earnhardt Jr, driver of the #88 Hellmann’s Camaro Chevrolet, is introduced prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway on September 21, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Imagine being Dale Earnhardt Jr., having seen what you’ve seen in your life, going to the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, and still being surprised, awed by something. Sounds unreal? But it is real.

The NASCAR Hall of Famer was recently floored by his experience of racing on a now restored North Wilkesboro Speedway, a track he hadn’t raced on since 1995.

“I felt like I was dreaming and was gonna wake up any minute,” he tweeted after putting in some laps on the track.

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It’s worth mentioning that Dale Jr. was instrumental in bringing the iconic track back to becoming functional again through his connections and his sheer passion.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is planning a comeback to racing at NWS

Speaking in an interview after running his laps at the North Wilkesboro Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr revealed that the experience was so good, that he is considering running himself in a few races in the future at the track.

“I think that, after what I experienced today, I got intentions of signing up and running the cars tour race. We gotta figure out how many laps to race, we gotta lot of details ironed out,” he said. “We’re in the conversation of doing all that stuff and today really helps us check a lot of boxes.”

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“I would love to come here and race,” Earnhardt Jr. continued.

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“We’re gonna have two cars here in the cars tour, we’re gonna have two cars entered, and I hope to be in one of them.”

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)

Apart from competing in the races as a driver, Dale Jr. also revealed that he would try to come back to the speedway to experience some races as a spectator in the next couple of months.

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“I missed this place man, it’s fun to drive,” he added.

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Shaharyar Khan Chauhan

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Shaharyar is an F1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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