“This is Gonna Get Personal” – Dale Earnhardt Jr Refuses to Enter NASCAR Cup Series After Michael Jordan’s Advisor & Jeff Gordon-Led RTA Meeting

Published 10/13/2022, 12:15 PM EDT

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been trying to get a charter to run JR Motorsports cars in the Cup Series for a long time. But turns out, he has slowed down his process of trying to enter the Cup Series. In fact, after what the RTA exposed, Junior believes racing is not even a good business.

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In a recent episode of Dale Jr download, the former NASCAR driver talked about buying a charter. But after what the RTA exposed, it made everyone scratch their heads in disability, especially Earnhardt Jr.

He said, “Whether you like it or not, whether NASCAR loves it or whatever, the media is such a great tool and always will be if you wanna get somebody’s attention. So, the RTA is basically saying ‘man this is gonna get personal, were putting up a fight, we’re pushing hard, we’re bringing this public, a lot of information NASCAR wouldn’t want public’.”

But of course, he has also been trying to get JR Motorsports into the Cup Series, but things could have changed, as he revealed, “Now, I’m a potential owner in the Cup Series. JR Motorsports could be a future owner in the series and we are actively out here like many new owners talking to these teams about what these charters are worth? Who’s willing to sell one? How do we become an owner?”

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But why did his mind change? Well, he said, “RTA is basically telling me this charter that I wanna buy is a losing proposition or not a money maker. I don’t wanna buy this charter now because it’s not a successful money-making business. That’s kinda what I took away from this.”

Who is the RTA? And, what did they tell us?

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Well, the RTA stands for Racing Team’s Alliance, which is a non-profit organization, consisting of 14 NASCAR teams. But what did they say that made Junior so scared to join the Cup Series?

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The Hall of Famer reveals, “They said they’re losing money. Not making money. And I thought too as a potential buyer of a charter that what NASCAR would give them would be way more. So when hear NASCAR’s offer was very minimal, it made me go- ‘Oh wow I didn’t expect that’. I expected NASCAR to go- ‘okay guys, we feel ya, so here is this new number to get you all a little bit in a better of a position”

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But do you see JR Motorsports entering Cup after this? Let us know in the comments.

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Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is a NASCAR and F1 Writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. When the Stock Cars rev up, you can find him cheering Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch, in hopes of seeing one of them drive to the Victory Lane.
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Nizamul Haque Bhuyan

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