While coming from a family with a good racing history has its advantages, it can also be a source of pressure for drivers to perform.
Earnhardt is the most probably known family in the NASCAR industry, thanks to the NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. However, his son, Dale Jr. did well to make a name for himself, not in the same racing capacity as his father but in many other ways surrounding NASCAR.
Dale Jr.’s full-time racing days are long gone but there is his nephew, Jeffrey Earnhardt who is running full-time in the Xfinity series and keeping the Earnhardt name in the sports.
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However, he didn’t make the headlines recently for the right reasons. During the closing laps of the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner 300 at Daytona International Speedway, he made contact with Parker Kligerman as they fought for the stronger lane, resulting in Earnhardt cutting a tire. This ended Earnhardt’s chance of winning the race.
Some words between Jeffrey Earnhardt and Parker Kligerman. But nothing more than words. pic.twitter.com/V58gcov93Z
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 19, 2023
The No. 44 Chevrolet Camaro for Alpha Prime Racing was not happy with Kligerman and said that retaliation may be on the way.
“He’s got a great opportunity, but if he’s going to drive like that, he’s got a long season ahead of him. Because he won’t get no more breaks from me.
“That’s for damn sure. He’s in the infill care center right now because I didn’t realize that last wreck but hopefully he doesn’t end up back in there when I get done with him.”
Retweeting a tweet reflecting this situation, Dale Jr. revealed that his nephew will be his guest on The Dale Jr. Download this Tuesday.
He’s also my guest on the DaleJrDownload this Tuesday! Let’s keep that energy at the table Jeffrey! https://t.co/YwpdXL6xJZ
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) February 19, 2023
There were some interesting comments from the fans after Dale invited his nephew to his show.
Ask him who he thinks would win in a fight, him or Parker. Twitter seems to think Jeffrey would be killed in that fight.
— Jason Cwiklinski (@Jay_Cwik) February 19, 2023
Yes!!!! That's an interview I've been waiting for!!! Are there any up and coming Earnhardts, or is @JEarnhardt1 the end of the Earnhardt on track era?
— Jeremy (@lost_10mmsocket) February 19, 2023
I don’t really know how anyone in NASCAR Can ever complain about contact during the race because that’s the way the race is designed to go.
— James Mitchell (@MitchellJA13) February 19, 2023
At least he doesn't need to attend the @JRMotorsports competition meeting on Monday. I don't expect that to go so well.
— Todd Fiucci (@cyntod) February 19, 2023
Parker might want to tread lightly there. That boy has been in a MNA ring. I’m just saying
— SierraCharlie21 (@SierraCharlie21) February 19, 2023
Slidejob not clear
— Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (@StenhouseJr) February 19, 2023