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“Never Ever Put Dirt on It Again” – Fans Vehemently Agree With Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Take on Controversial NASCAR Track

Published 05/14/2022, 2:15 PM EDT

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What if you’re a billionaire and people ask what you’d do with your money? Most of us will probably say to buy some luxury cars, have private jets, buy yachts or travel all around the world. However, it’s not the same with Dale Earnhardt Jr as Dale reveals his wish if he was ever a billionaire.

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This was the second time the Bristol race-track hosted the second dirt race in NASCAR in 52 years. The race had both positives and negatives ever since the race started taking place from 2021. Admittedly, Earnhardt Jr isn’t a big fan of the dirt race and wished to own it and change the turf.


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Motorsports News Network MAVTV in their official Twitter handle asked the Twitterati about the racetracks they’d like to own if they were billionaires. Dale Earnhardt Jr, replying to the tweet has conveyed, “Bristol Motor Speedway so I could finally pave it with a glorious ribbon of asphalt”

Dirt Race in NASCAR and fans agreeing to Dale Earnhardt Jr

It’s needless to say that NASCAR is a very popular sport in the United States of America. So to say, the most popular form of Motorsports in the country. However, there was a time fans criticized NASCAR to be a boring sport because of the same asphalt track types throughout the season.

As time rolled on, NASCAR introduced different types of racecourses throughout the year. It is believed that the governing body did this to increase excitement in the younger generation of fans. As stated, NASCAR introduced a race on the dirt track last year. The Food City Dirt Race in Bristol Motor Speedway has been the first-ever dirt race in the sport’s history in 51 years.


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However, the dirt race didn’t turn out to be everyone’s favorite, including the NBC NASCAR analyst Dale. As for fans, some expressed that the earlier track type at Bristol Motor Speedway was better. As the 47-year-old shared his view on the race track, NASCAR fans reacted pretty positively to Dale’s wishes.

Given below are some of the fan reactions:

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Do you agree with Dale and NASCAR fans? What’d you like to own if you were a billionaire? Is it a racetrack or something else? Let us know.

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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.