NASCAR Spotter Reveals Why “Tight A**” Dale Earnhardt Jr. Won’t Save Kyle Busch From Ugly Contract Situation as Freddie Kraft Rules Out Other Teams

Published 08/02/2022, 5:34 AM EDT
HAMPTON, GA – MARCH 03: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Where does Kyle Busch go? That’s the question that seems to be on everyone’s minds, on everyone’s lips, and in everyone’s ears. If you think about it, there’s everywhere to go for the two-time Cup champion. So the question becomes, who wouldn’t want him? In the list of speculative hopefuls, Dale Earnhardt Jr’s name would surely come to one’s mind.

After all, he is not only looking to enter the Cup Series with his eyes set on a charter, but he’s also got pretty deep pockets.


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But despite those things, Earnhardt Jr wouldn’t have Busch on his team. And it’s not because he wouldn’t want to have the #18 driver on his team. And no, it’s not also because of their rivalry and the feuds in the past.

It’s simply because Dale Jr. isn’t big on spending money.

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Is Dale Earnhardt Jr. a miser?

In a recent episode of the Door Bumper Clear podcast, Bubba Wallace’s spotter Freddie Kraft described the chances of Kyle Busch joining certain teams, apart from RCR, and SHR, who have already been linked with him.

Kraft theorized that JGR seems to be “pretty steadfast” in the offer they’ve made or are making. Whereas Petty GMS Motorsports have signed an extension for Erik Jones and are keeping one saddle free for the possible arrival of Noah Gragson.

As for Dale Earnhardt Jr.?

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)

“Dale, if anybody’s ever seen Dale hag online on eBay, you know he is not paying Kyle Busch,” Kraft said, to which his fellow spotter Griffin replied, “Dale Jr. is a tight a**.”


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“Anybody who knows him knows that.”

Kraft concluded by saying that Matt Kaulig, who has also been linked with Busch, should start getting the conversations going with him.


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So let’s see just where Kyle Busch lands if he leaves Joe Gibbs Racing.



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.