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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 raises the bar with unparalleled perspective, candid commentary, and fascinating, first-person insight into the life of a broadcaster, celebrated racer.

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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 raises the bar with unparalleled perspective, candid commentary, and fascinating, first-person insight into the life of a broadcaster, celebrated racer.

    The Real Reason For Less Practice with Elton Sawyer

    The Real Reason For Less Practice with Elton Sawyer

    Carla Gebhart and Andrew Kurland are joined by NASCAR's SVP of Competition, Elton Sawyer, to pull back the curtain on practice time at NASCAR’s highest levels. The hot topic started several weeks ago with comments from Brad Keselowski. It caught new momentum this week after Jimmie Johnson wrecked at Texas. Is less practice a good thing or a bad thing for today’s racing product? What do drivers like? Owners? Fans? Dale Jr. went on a self-admitted tangent this week on the Download saying we eliminated practice during the pandemic but never properly put it back despite everyone wanting it. But no sooner did he say it, Chase Elliott made a compelling argument as to why it’s fine the way it is. Who’s right? What’s the real story about practice? Is it a cost burden and, if so, for who? We’re searching for answers and going straight to the source – NASCAR.

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    • 37 min
    Abandoning The Amish For NASCAR: The Captivating Marlin Yoder Story

    Abandoning The Amish For NASCAR: The Captivating Marlin Yoder Story

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits down with Hendrick Motorsports mechanic Marlin Yoder to discuss his departure from the Amish community and his one-in-a-million journey to becoming a NASCAR Cup Series championship-winning crew member. The conversation begins with Yoder’s perspective of living in a strict Amish community and his first time discovering NASCAR via the radio he smuggled into his bedroom. He relives the dramatic moments of leaving his family and community behind to chase a dream in an unknown new world. 
    Yoder didn’t know what a racetrack or the race cars looked like until he first laid eyes on a NASCAR television broadcast after leaving home. He instantly caught the bug to pursue a career in racing, and details his early days racing at a local short track. Dale Jr. and Yoder also discuss his efforts handing out resumes at race shops, breaking through in the lower levels and achieving the impossible at NASCAR’s highest level. Yoder’s story is one you won’t believe until you hear it for yourself.

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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Texas' Big Comeback, Chase Elliott's BIG Win & Earnhardt Stories

    Texas' Big Comeback, Chase Elliott's BIG Win & Earnhardt Stories

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns to the Bojangles Studio after a chaotic NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway for another edition of Dirty Air. Not only did NASCAR put on a weekend of excitement in the Longhorn State, but Dale Jr. was behind the wheel himself:

    Dale Jr. recaps his CARS Tour race at New River

    Texas is back! Just give it some time…

    Who was wrong, Chastain or Byron? 

    We’re talking ‘bout practice! NASCAR Cup drivers are elite, so do they need it?

    Race winner Chase Elliott calls in

    During the Ask Jr. portion of the episode, listeners sent in questions regarding:

    Sharing SMT data - is it good or bad?

    Beer: bottles or cans?

    What did Dale Sr. do to prepare for races? You won’t want to miss the two Intimidator stories involving a bulldozer and a chainsaw.


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    • 1 hr 37 min
    NASCAR’s Independent Teams: Surviving The ‘Unchartered’ Wilderness

    NASCAR’s Independent Teams: Surviving The ‘Unchartered’ Wilderness

    When talking about the big business of Cup charters this week on the Download, Dale Jr. said something that struck us. He wondered how realistic it is in today’s NASCAR to be an open, unchartered team and financially be able to break even. Today on Reloaded we will ask the question - how do independent, non-chartered Cup teams make it (both financially and competitively) in today’s NASCAR?
    Host Carla Gebhart is joined by Jordan Bianchi from Dirty Mo Media’s The Teardown podcast to ask that very question to MBM Motorsports owner Carl Long and Cup Series owner/driver BJ McLeod, who now races as an open team after selling his charter. Plus, we listen to your short track concerns and your solutions for saving our beloved short tracks.
     

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    • 40 min
    Kyle & Richard Petty: 75 Years Of Racing Coming Full Circle

    Kyle & Richard Petty: 75 Years Of Racing Coming Full Circle

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits down with NASCAR royalty as Richard and Kyle Petty join this week’s episode of the Download. As part of the Petty Family’s 75 Years in Racing anniversary celebration, the guys wanted to stop by the studio and share some chapters of their legacy in the sport. The conversation starts with family patriarch Lee, who was entered in the very first NASCAR Cup race held on June 19th, 1949. The family operation steadily grew through the 1950s, with Lee amassing scores of victories along with three championships and Richard joining the driving ranks in 1958. All of this came to a screeching halt though as a result of Lee’s harrowing crash at Daytona in 1961, which left Petty Enterprises with virtually nothing.

    The chat also covers what era of stock cars Richard and Kyle liked driving the most, and what it was like having Earnhardt family patriarch Ralph race for the team in 1957. The guys bring up one of Richard’s early run-ins with Dale Earnhardt Sr. at Martinsville in 1980, where the King had to give a young Intimidator a stern talking to. Listeners get some insight into what they can find at the Petty Museum and how the family held on to decades worth of “junk” because of the historic and sentimental value tied to it. They also discuss Kyle’s upbringing as a child, him working at the shop and his entry into racing. He explains that his relationship with Richard has come full-circle from the time he was young, and now they are closer than ever.  

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Martinsville: It's Beyond Panic Time

    Martinsville: It's Beyond Panic Time

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back in the Bojangles Studio for another edition of Dirty Air. After another frustrating short track race for the NASCAR NextGen car, there was a lot to get into:

    Denny Hamlin/Marcus Smith Twitter beef

    Martinsville Cup winner William Byron calls in

    The sense of urgency to fix the short track package is FINALLY here

    Sammy Smith tries out Cherry Lemon SunDrop

    Dale’s advice for JRM driver Sam Mayer


    During the Ask Jr. portion of the show, listeners wanted to know about:

    Watching the solar eclipse

    What the typical lazy day is like

    Getting a shout-out from J Cole


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    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8.2K Ratings

8.2K Ratings

Sueb229 ,

Marlin Yoder

I listened this podcast again, Marlin is courageous and very driven. Excellent interview.

Tucky08 ,

Leaving Amish

Wow. I have loved just about all your episodes but this one is in your top 5. Fascinating story! You did an awesome job talking with him and getting him to open up. Keep up the good work!

DRail100 ,

DJD Reloaded

1. DJD Reloaded needs to be its own channel/podcast.
2. DJD Reloaded needs to be on YT like it was as of a few weeks ago.
I watch as much as I can on YT, DJD Reloaded is the only one that I follow that’s not… And to have to comb through the shows I’ve watched vs the ones that aren’t on YT is annoying.

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