Dale Earnhardt Jr. contemplating broadcasting career when he calls it quits

Image courtesy of @NASCARONFOX.
Image courtesy of @NASCARONFOX.

Image courtesy of @NASCARONFOX.

All the big names in NASCAR are doing it. Darrell Waltrip has been calling races for FOX since 2001. Dale Jarrett is currently an analyst for NBC. Jeff Gordon will be joining the FOX booth next year.

When asked whether he would consider a broadcasting career after he retires, Dale Earnhardt Jr. made it short and sweet.

At 40 years old, Earnhardt hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. In fact, he’s been markedly better over the last two years, rattling off six wins over that span. During the previous nine seasons, Junior had just four victories to show for his efforts.

But with Gordon closing out on his storied career at 44—his birthday is Aug. 4—it seems anything is possible.

Will Junior choose to go with NBC and former crew chief Steve Letarte? Or will he join his current Hendrick teammate in the FOX booth? Let the fighting for Junebug begin between the likes of FOX and NBC or any other market looking to jump into the ring.

 

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