Finally! NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the Download for the first time. The former Hendrick Motorsports teammates dive into Mark's meteoric rise from local dirt racer to NASCAR front-runner. They discuss how his dad influenced his passion for racing, including letting him drive a tractor trailer at the age of 12 and the time his father did donuts around a police car in a parking lot. Then, the Batesville, Arkansas native talks about his biggest influences in the short track days and the time that a lack of a right rear spring sprung him to the top of the speed charts. Mark reflects on his relationship with fellow competitors and why he was comfortable sharing his setups with anyone that asked. The veteran opens up about his journey to NASCAR, then losing everything, and how that failure made him who he is today. Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis are shocked by never before heard stories of watching races in Dale Earnhardt's basement and nearly ending up in the 28 car. Lastly, Martin covers how he originally connected with car owner Jack Roush and gets deep about the rocky start to their long relationship. The ratings were up as NASCAR returned to NBC and Dale Jr. went back to work in the booth. He reveals deep thoughts about his return to work and finding a purpose in life. Plus, the DJD gang weighs in on the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader. They learn that the late Charlie Daniels loved the Xfinity Series and with the help of a fan, ponder the idea of triple digit car numbers during Ask Jr. Presented by Xfinity. Dale also learns how being stuck in an elevator can cause a driver to have a nightmare scenario in this week's Odd History.
G'day mate! Dale Earnhardt Jr. brings in his good friend from down under, Australian racecar driver Paul Morris, to turn the show upside down. Morris and Dale jr. recall how they met, the time they got kicked out of a night club, crazy decisions over wine, driving the treacherous Bathurst race course, and landing helicopters on a casino. Paul opens up about a few bad wrecks, a concussion that prevented an opportunity in NASCAR and the time that the V8 Supercar veteran raced three weeks after breaking multiple vertebrae in a crash. Morris shares the tale of how burnouts at a bar once got Robby Gordon's Stadium SUPER Trucks series banned from Australia. Ya think that's wild? How about when Dale Jr. drove one of Paul's racecars barefoot while in board shorts? Yeah, that happened. From a story of a shark bite to the time he crashed a helicopter, the stories are plentiful.Dale Jr and co-host Mike Davis discuss the big Indycar / NASCAR doubleheader weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and what it could mean for future collaborations between the two series. Dale Jr. will be back to work calling races for NBC this weekend and discusses the challenges he expects to face while broadcasting remotely. In Ask Jr. Presented by Xfinity, Dale Jr. shares the story of his firework fail that made Amy and Isla upset and caused horses to run wild. Plus, find out why one driver had a bathroom named after him at Pocono Raceway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. checks in with two very intriguing guests, NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett and fellow 2021 Inductee Red Farmer, on the Download. Jarrett discusses his recent bout with COVID-19, the symptoms that made him get tested and why he went public with his diagnosis. He also admits his biggest fear while having the Coronavirus. Dale Jr. gets some good advice from DJ on what the Hall of Fame journey will be like. Dale and co-host Mike Davis have a fun discussion with legendary racer Red Farmer. The 87-year old talks about why he still races after 73-years and how he's never paid someone to work on his team full-time. The leader of the Alabama gang raced with three generations of Earnhardts and shares about the time he put an end to the Intimidator's winning ways. Farmer shares what it was like to to get the Hall of Fame nod and what the honor means.The DJD gang has fun singing tunes and talking about texting with emoticons. Ask Jr get Dale Jr. puzzled about where to send fans for racing technology research. We also learn some interesting history about the first race ever held in America.
An emotional Dale Earnhardt Jr., surrounded by his family, finds out that he will forever be enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame as a member of 2021 class. Listen as the news breaks live on the podcast and the congratulations roll in from well-respected members of the racing industry. Special guests Rick Hendrick, Mike Helton and the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Executive Director Winston Kelley join the show. Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis reflect on this major milestone and hit on some of the hottest topics in racing, including Dale Jr.’s return to the driver's seat at Homestead. Dale describes his most anxious moment and what it was like to race in front of an empty grandstand. Last week, NASCAR took a major step forward in becoming a more inclusive sport by banning the Confederate flag from its tracks. The DJD gang offers their perspective on the ban and the social media reaction that followed. Plus, find out why Dale wants to cancel, cancel culture. The All-Star Race is headed to Bristol Motor Speedway for the first time in the event's 36-year history with a new twist on paint schemes that has everyone all fired up. How did our host start his big day back in the Dirty Mo Studio? With a redneck root canal, of course! Don't ask, just listen and laugh. All of this and more on a truly memorable edition of the Dale Jr. Download.
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Location
Kannapolis, NC, USA
Episode Count
310
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 week, 6 days