Dale Earnhardt Jr and Matt Kenseth, NASCAR rookies together, now retiring together
In 2000, both Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr entered the NASCAR Cup Series full time. 17 years later, they will now be exiting the sport, on the same weekend.
They’re friends now. But, it took awhile to get to that point. Which to Jr’s admission, was his own doing.
“I wasn’t sure how to interact with my competitors,” Dale Earnhardt Jr states via the Dale Jr Download. “I looked at every competitor as an enemy. Didn’t wanna be friends with ’em. Didn’t know how to be friends with ’em.”
So you never thought you’d be riding bikes with Matt Kenseth?