“That’s a Pretty Decent List” – Dale Earnhardt Jr Reveals the Buckelist Tracks He’s Yet to Race On

Published 06/17/2022, 2:30 PM EDT
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)

It’s hard to believe that even someone with the kind of experience, success, exposure, and means, as Dale Earnhardt Jr. still has some things on his bucket list that he still hasn’t done. One of those things is about going to a racetrack he hasn’t been to yet.

This was something he revealed in an Ask Jr. segment of his podcast show, the Dale Jr. Download.

“I wanna go to Knoxville, haven’t ever been to a race there. I want to go to Knoxville, I want to go to Chili Bowl, I want to go to all things that are going to happen at North Wilkesboro in the future, so that’s a pretty decent list,” Earnhardt Jr. said.

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Earnhardt Jr revealed that he has talked to “a couple of teams” about going to Chili Bowl, but in order to do so, he needs “a purpose” to be there.

RICHMOND, VA – APRIL 28: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

Because it’d only be then that he’d feel like he has earned his place in the competition.

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“I’m ready to go! I think for me… I like going to a racetrack but it’s hard for me to a track without purpose,” he said“I could do it, but I’ll feel ‘in the way’. Like I don’t know where I belong.”

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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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