Dale Earnhardt Jr talks about a future Daytona 500 running

Will Dale Earnhardt Jr run another Daytona 500?

Dale Earnhardt Jr stated yesterday, “Well you never say never.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr never said he was cold-turkey retiring, “I am just retiring from full-time racing. I am going to run some Xfinity races next year.”

On the Daytona 500, “I don’t know that I won’t ever run the Daytona 500 again if the right deal comes along. All these tracks you have memories at all of them, Daytona included.  I am going to be coming back to these tracks and I want to continue to be part of the sport.”

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Dale Earnhardt Jr in 2004 Daytona 500 (Photo: Sherryl Creekmore/NASCAR)

Dale Earnhardt Jr doesn’t know what feeling he will have about it, “I don’t know how it’s going to affect me really.”

He continued, “It’s hard for me to put that into words because I don’t know what that is going to feel like.

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He will be there as a driver or a spectator, “It will be pretty weird I think to come back to the 500, I’m going to go to the 500 whether I’ve got any work to do or not.  It will be pretty weird to be there and not race.  That is going to be strange.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr has won the Daytona 500 two times. His first Daytona 500 victory came in 2004. He returned to victory lane 10 years later, in 2014.

Dale Earnhardt Jr has collected a total 4 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins at Daytona International Speedway. He holds an impressive average finish at the SuperSpeeedway, 10th.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the set of Mike and Mike
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“Who wanted us, what kind of job they want me for and we are sort of in the middle of understanding that and that just goes along the lines of doing due diligence on everything,” Earnhardt Jr. said.

Dale Earnhardt Jr still needs things to do, “I’m not retiring from work. I want to keep seeking out opportunities to make a living and make money and be relevant be a value to my partners. I want to continue to be a part of the sport and not just as an owner in the Xfinity Series.”

He concluded, “I want to be a valuable asset to the growth of the sport and continue to help raise the bar and raise the awareness of the sport and promote the sport as much as I can.”

Author: Shane Walters


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