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NASCAR’s 15-time Most Popular Driver and winner of two Daytona 500s, Dale Earnhardt Jr., hosts his very own podcast, The Dale Jr Download on Dirty Mo Media. Earnhardt and co-host Mike Davis raise the bar with unparalleled perspective, candid commentary, and fascinating, first-person insight into the life of a broadcaster, celebrated racer.
 
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s one race of the 2021 season didn't come and go quietly. Jr. and co-host Mike Davis decided to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly from his race and bring in some of the characters in play. Dale's 14th place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Virginia's Richmond Raceway ruffled a few feathers. The 2-time Daytona 500…
 
On this edition:Erik Tomas welcomes back another old friend and colleague as a Raceline Radio Network broadcast partner! Racing apparel entrepreneur, NASCAR Canada team owner and fellow Canadian Motorsport Hall of Famer Ed Hakonson jumps back on with his "Fast Eddie" Speed Wear brand. It's a two-part interview with Ed on his life and determination …
 
In a sitdown about Sept. 11's impact on NASCAR, vice chairman Mike Helton recalls a difficult 2001 season already for NASCAR (2:00); the scene in Daytona as Sept. 11 began (4:00); the impromptu command center in Bill France Jr.’s office (6:30); taking care of NASCAR industry members scattered around the country (8:30); processing the emotions while…
 
Behind nearly every superstar is a publicist. For a young Dale Earnhardt Jr, the man behind the public-machine that became the Dale Jr and the Budweiser number-eight was a man named Jade Gurss. Not many will know the name, but he was a major player in the growth and trajectory of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Hall of Fame NASCAR career. For the first time e…
 
Never judge a book by its cover... IMSA Sportscar racer Jordan Taylor is a perfect example of the saying. A clean-cut, put-together, shy young racer who has a heavy foot, and much to the delight of Dale Earnhardt Jr, a strange sense of humor that makes him one of the most interesting racers on the planet. The second-generation driver comes in nervo…
 
Jason Burdett, Crew Chief for Justin Allgaier's No. 7 Chevy Camaro for JR Motorsports, joined MRN's lead pit reporter Steve Post to discuss the team's season as they approach the playoffs. Plus, Steve and Jason go in-depth on what it takes to win big on the NASCAR Xfinity Series and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/a…
 
NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton on sizing up the Daytona regular-season finale (1:00); putting maybe an unprecedented premium on points mattering in this race (3:30); another wrinkle: A new rules package for Daytona since February (4:30); the importance of the already heightened impact of manufacturer and teammate alliances (6:30); unpacking the …
 
He came in like a flash of lightning and then was gone, but along the way a NASCAR racer named Buckshot Jones made quite the name for himself. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis sit down with the mysterious and controversial racer. Buckshot wasn't always known by his colorful name, and his real name had a sense of toughness as well. From the…
 
On this edition: Erik Tomas introduces 18 year old Canadian Indy Lights rookie Antonio Serravalle on the Road to Indy... welcomes back DIRT Modified legend Pete Bicknell to talk about the return of fans to regional and local speedways as we still deal with Covid-19, plus a few more entries for the Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest!…
 
Chris Rice, the President of Kaulig Racing, joined MRN's lead pit reporter Steve Post to discuss the team's stunning victory on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Rice also looked back on his journey to the top of Kaulig, the impact of A.J. Allmendinger, and the team's foray into both the NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series. Learn more a…
 
One of the all-time greats, NASCAR Legend Dale Inman, walks into the studio to sit down with Dale Earnhardt Jr and talk about the shaping of the Petty racing dynasty. From humble beginnings in rural North Carolina grew local legends and a driver that would turn into an American icon. "The King" Richard Petty was the driver and the crew chief that l…
 
NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte on evaluating the “State Fair” of Motorsports at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR-IndyCar crossover on the road course (1:00); making a Rolex 24 comparison (3:00); how about having an IndyCar-Cup doubleheader (4:00) … or even both series on track concurrently? (5:30); how the atmosphere compared to the…
 
Two racers, two head injuries. One that ended a promising career. This week on The Download, Dale Earnhardt Jr sits down with former NASCAR driver Jerry Nadeau. Nadeau answers Dale's curiosity about how he even came on the NASCAR scene in the first place. From racing go-karts in Connecticut to racing overseas, it is an unlikely path and a very sudd…
 
Mike Bugarewicz, the crew chief for Aric Almirola's No. 10 Ford Mustang for Stewart Haas Racing joined MRN's lead pit reporter, Steve Post, to discuss the team's massive win at New Hampshire. Mike and Steve talk about how the win changed the landscape of the NASCAR Cup Series season for the team and how the team will shift its focus to the upcoming…
 
He's not just a humble man with gray hair, an old Goodyear hat, and red suspenders, Will Cronkrite is a former NASCAR crew chief and car owner full of amazing stories that Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants the world to hear. His #96 car gave Dale Earnhardt what many consider to be his big break in NASCAR and Dale Jr. gets the low-down on how it all happened…
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr brings two-time Indycar Champion Josef Newgarden to the studio for a conversation that turned out to be one of our favorites of the season. Why? Because the American open-wheeled racer is a dynamic personality in the sport on and off the track. Dale Jr. gets Josef to tell us about his forbidden desire to become a racer and how his…
 
NASCAR and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs and team president Dave Alpern on why Joe Gibbs Racing went years without a sign out front (1:00); the impetus for Dave Alpern’s book (3:00); Joe Gibbs’ thoughts on authorship and having something to say (5:00); how Dave Alpern became tight with the Gibbs family (7:30); what Gibbs saw early in Dave Alpern (10:…
 
On this edition: Erik Tomas has a detailed two-part interview with the President and CEO of OSS Group: Matthew Carter, promoter of the FIA Formula-E all-electric race coming to downtown Vancouver next summer, plus more entries for The Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest!By Sportsnet 590 The FAN
 
From the creators of The Dale Jr. Download, Door Bumper Clear, and Lost Speedways, comes the brand new racing history podcast, "Glorious, White-Knuckled, God-Fearing, Spun-Out-And-Half Turned-Over Racing Stories." Veteran racing journalist Rick Houston brings his archival interviews and stories back to life with a fresh new design. Here's a preview…
 
Rudy Fugle, crew chief for William Byron's No. 24 Chevy Camaro at Hendrick Motorsports joined MRN lead pit reporter Steve Post to discuss his path to becoming a crew chief, working with Kyle Busch, and his relationship with Byron in their first season working together on the NASCAR Cup Series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.…
 
NASCAR was only two years old the first time the Wood Brothers took to the track in 1950. 71 years later, Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets the chance to sit down with a true pioneer of the sport, the great Leonard Wood of the famed Wood Brothers Racing Team. Wood talks about his beginnings in the sport in 1950 and how they grew from some street racing, lumb…
 
Two Hall of Famers sit-down, one who held a steering wheel, the other, held a bat. Dale Earnhardt Jr welcomes baseball legend, Chipper Jones, to the Download. . The two athletes waste no time getting to know each other. and share their interest in the other's sport. Before flashing the leather, Chipper was a huge race fan, growing up attending big …
 
The renaissance of Kurt Busch (1:30); is Kurt a better driver now than ever in his 21st Cup season? (3:30); what Kyle Busch and Ross Chastain said about their battle (5:30); Burton’s read? “They’re both right,” and here’s why (7:15); Kurt’s hearty endorsement of Ross’ actions (9:30); And why things would be different in the playoffs (10:30); did be…
 
NASCAR on NBC analyst Parker Kligerman on the eSports/iRacing eRacer.gg venture with Landon Cassill (1:00); the demand for iRacing events such as these remaining strong as the pandemic ebbs (3:00); the “euphoric moment” around motorsports and why it’s happening (4:30); the sales pitch for getting a “Drive to Survive” fan to NASCAR (6:30); drawing p…
 
Todd Gordon, crew chief for Ryan Blaney's No. 12 Ford Mustang GT at Team Penske, joined MRN's lead pit reporter Steve Post to discuss his decision to step down from the pit box following the conclusion of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Gordon also reveals what lies ahead for him in the future along with his path to Team Penske. Learn more about…
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr gets an opportunity to sit down with his favorite driver of all-time, a scrappy independent NASCAR driver named Jimmy Means. Growing up as a child Dale Jr was friends with Jimmy's son Brad. While running around the track, Dale became a huge fan of Jimmy Means and still is to this day. Dale finds out so much about his hero from his…
 
Can you contain Clint Bowyer? Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis attempt to do so in a fun conversation with the NASCAR driver turned broadcaster. Bowyer discusses Jeff Gordon's recent departure from the NASCAR on Fox booth and looks ahead to what may be next for the network's team. He also keys in to what life working alongside a former riv…
 
NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton on revisiting the doubleheader concept (1:00); what can be transferred to other tracks and how? (2:30); how to keep fans’ energy up throughout the weekend (4:30); Burton’s case for bringing back more practice and qualifying (6:30); dissecting Kyle Larson’s masterful pass for the lead in Race 1 (8:45); whether it ma…
 
Chad Knaus, the vice president of competition for Hendrick Motorsports, on how much fun he’s had racing sports cars (1:00); the appeal of the cars (2:00); always on his bucket list (3:00); working with international drivers (4:30); the differences in the “cult” of IMSA vs. NASCAR (5:30); communication with multiple languages involved (7:00); Knaus’…
 
Kevin Kidd, Competition Director for Roush Fenway Racing, joined MRN lead pit reporter Steve Post ahead of the NASCAR Cup Series double at Pocono Raceway. Kevin and Steve discussed Kevin's role with Roush Fenway after stepping away from being a full-time crew chief, along with Kevin's interest away from the track. Learn more about your ad choices. …
 
One of the most outspoken drivers in NASCAR history lets it fly with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in part two of this much-anticipated conversation. "Mr. Excitement" Jimmy Spencer opens up to Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis about the big 2003 incident with fellow driver Kurt Busch that left Busch bloodied and Spencer suspended. We find out that even after 18…
 
NASCAR on NBC analyst Dale Jarrett on the NASCAR Cup Series being back in Nashville (1:00); how the surface responded to rubber and racing (2:30); the Kyle Larson in 2021 comparison to Jeff Gordon in 1998 (4:30); making the most of a second chance (6:30); how running sprint and stock cars is making Larson a better driver (8:30); applying the homewo…
 
After 20 years, it's time to clear the air. Dale Earnhardt Jr. invites former NASCAR driver and TV personality Jimmy Spencer to the studio for an interview to discuss animosity that had been under the surface for years. In the first of this two-part interview, Earnhardt opens up about the critical comments that Spencer had after Jr.'s 2001 Daytona …
 
NASCAR on NBC analysts Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte on Kyle Larson’s amazing roll of excellence (1:00); the tough decisions team face on 2021 vs. 2022 (3:30); a comparison to Hendrick in 2007 (5:00); regular season recap from Burton and Letarte through 16 races (6:00); on Kevin Harvick’s slower start (7:00); on Richard Childress Racing’s improveme…
 
Adam Steven's, Crew Chief for Christopher Bell's No. 20 Toyota Camry at Joe Gibbs Racing, joined Steve Post on this week's episode of MRN Crew Call ahead of the 2021 NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway. Steve and Adam discussed the 2021 season for the No. 20 car along with his past success as a crew chief with Kyle Busch winning championsh…
 
Ward Burton – a social media darling, snake wrangler extraordinaire, southern linguistic aficionado, and one of The Dale Jr. Download’s most highly-requested guests – sits down at the table for a deep dive into his career and life with Dale Earnhardt Jr. After Ward’s brother Jeff Burton’s appearance on the show in 2019, the crew has eagerly been an…
 
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