Back in 1990, Dale Earnhardt won the Geico 500 race at the Talladega Superspeedway. When the race concluded, his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr, was chosen to interview him. Safe to say, the teenager did a mighty fine job of it, though he did sneak in a few hilarious questions.
Dale Jr started off normally, by asking his father how the race went for him. Dale Earnhardt Sr said, “It was hot, but it was fast. Just like you told me to go. I drafted just like you told me to.”
The youngster then decided to get a little cheeky and asked, “Are you gonna give me some money when you get home?” However, his father had a quick-witted answer and quipped that Dale Jr spends enough money already.
30 years down the line, Dale Earnhardt Jr is happily retired from NASCAR. He is also a NASCAR Hall of Famer alongside his late father. Recently, he appeared as a commentator for NBCSN in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Richmond Raceway.
Speaking about his experience behind the microphone, he confessed that it was a new challenge and he truly enjoyed it. This wasn’t his first gig in the commentary booth, but he enjoyed it in any case.
It is also worth noting that Dale Jr’s Xfinity Series team JR Motorsports announced a multi-year deal with Sam Mayer. This would effectively make him a full-time driver in the 2021 season.
Admittedly, in his current capacity, Mayer is considered too young to compete full-time in the series. This is because he turned 17 in late June, so he will be 18 in the 2021 season. For the moment, he competes full-time in ARCA Menards Series East and is battling for the title.
Coming to Dale Earnhardt Sr, the man was a legend and a well-respected figure in the community. When he passed away in an accident, everyone was in shock.