Fans were outspoken with a range of opinions, but the racing star held his ground when he stood up for this weekend's Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover.
Marking a big change for him, Dale Earnhardt Jr. reappeared on the track this last weekend, albeit from the pit box for his No.88, and drew strong criticism from NASCAR fans for his thoughts on what a majority called a "poor race".
With Jeff Gordon subbing in for him, Dale Jr. had a lot more time to focus on the race as a whole...even if it was a fair to middling race by some fan's standards.
I can appreciate a good ass kicking. Some might call that race boring. But it was a race like any other in the 80s and 90s. Refreshing— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) October 2, 2016
With far fewer contacts and excitement during the race, many were quick to point out how not-fun it is...and with his share of crashes under his belt, Dale Jr. is surely going to have a refreshing outlook on the "boring" race. He knows what it's like to get hurt. But, as a spectator, he did admit that getting to see some action front-and-center is a treat too.
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