NASCAR‘s most popular driver and his wife, Amy Earnhardt recently sat down together for an episode of his regular podcast show and they spoke openly about their plans for after Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s retirement.
While he is planning on exiting the NASCAR Cup Series following the close of the season, he will still have a few XFINITY Series races in 2018, but there was one more event that Dale Jr. had been keeping an eye on.
‘The Clash’ is the traditional race that’s meant to get people all riled up and excited for Daytona 500 week, and Dale Jr. recently qualified to race in it since he won the pole for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, and it sounds like he’s ready and willing to race in it…but his wife might have another opinion.
Guest hosting on his weekly podcast, The Dale Jr. Download, Amy and Dale Jr. revealed that they recently had an “argument” about his racing in the event.
“You’re retiring, and now you’re wanting to consider running the Clash? Or was that a joke?” Amy said to him.
He wasn’t kidding about it and had even talked to his team owner briefly about it – which is how Amy found out.
“I told him that if I were to run the Clash that you were going to be the one that he’d have to warm up to about it,” Earnhardt Jr. said wisely. “So maybe that’s why he reached out.”
The Clash would be the first race of the next NASCAR Cup Series and would be after his official retirement took place. While there hasn’t been a decision made about him hopping back into the driver’s seat, he did admit that it was nice to just be invited to race in The Clash.
Listen to Dale Jr. and Amy speak about his possible future race in the podcast below and let us know if you think he should take part in The Clash.