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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, Dale Jr Download on Dirty Mo Media. Earnhardt and co-host Mike Davis raise the bar with unparalleled perspective, candid commentary, and fascinating, first-person insight into the life of a broadcaster, celebrated racer.

Episode Date
229 - Texas Terry
01:10:57

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Terry Labonte discuss the NASCAR Legend’s noted run-ins with The Intimidator at Bristol, cancelled hunting trips, and what, besides playing Fantasy NASCAR, he’s doing these days.  Dale Jr also debunks Bigfoot and opens up about a 'paranormal' encounter.

Aug 14, 2018
228 - There's a Feeling In the Air
01:13:32

Dale Earnhardt Jr. addresses the news about NASCAR CEO Brian France. The #DJD welcomes guest Alex Bowman to discuss his career, contract extension, Chase Elliott's win and a genius idea for a race track bar.

Aug 07, 2018
227 - Super Friends & Superwaxers
01:21:00

Dale Earnhardt Jr. brings his old friend Brad Means on to tell tales of growing up at the track, getting into mischief, knockin' over laptops, getting girl crazy and literally waxing the competition.  #DJD also covers Bubba Wallace's crash, Kyle Petty’s smokes, Jimmie’s 600th start, having dry underwear and more.

Jul 31, 2018
226 - Pickles, Smokes n' Sandpaper
01:04:05

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the DJD guys download after a New Hampshire trip about Kevin Harvick’s attitude, the three-man booth, Rick Allen's sleepless night, the Dick Trickle ‘T’ and why Dale brings his own pickles to work. Plus, special #AskJr questions from racers and fans.

Jul 24, 2018
225 - Earnhardt Awesomeness
01:06:11

Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets a big surprise and some new/old swag. The #DJD guys tell stories of Dale Sr, biting a teacher and beating up a deer, answer #AskJr questions and debate the Kyle Busch vs. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. war of words. 

Jul 17, 2018
224 - Ring Ring… Heyyyy Dale!
01:04:28

The #DJD guys phone Dale Earnhardt Jr. to break down Stenhouse’s wrecks, dumping the yellow line, remaining an unpolished broadcaster and why his seat on the couch is being filled, literally.  Plus, Mike Davis reveals a powerful quote from Dale’s up-coming book.

Jul 10, 2018
223 - The Booth, Buffalo and Slide Job!
01:04:40

Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses his first weekend in the booth for NASCAR on NBC and his "Slide Job" call on the last lap at Chicago. The DJD guys also chat about Kurt Busch’s aggravation and reminisce about the day Dale’s Buffalo roamed free in Mooresville. 

Jul 03, 2018
222 - Resting Denny Face
01:18:18

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is joined by Denny Hamlin to discuss life, organizing a driver’s association, and misconceptions about his personality.  Dale & the #DJD guys also perform the single greatest ad read of all-time and reveal untold insight into Dale & Kelley’s sibling bond.

Jun 27, 2018
221 - Father's Day and Party Fouls
01:01:43

Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses one of his biggest party fouls, racing to a port-a-john, his first father’s day as a dad and answers several #AskJr Questions. 

Jun 19, 2018
220 - Live On Stage at JRM Fan Day
01:00:46
Dale Jr and Mike Davis do the show live on stage in front of a packed house at JR Motorsports Fan Day. They do live #AskJr questions from the crowd, talk about wanting more Short Tracks and go over zany baby scenarios.
May 29, 2018
219 - The Dale and Matt Show!
01:07:40
Longtime friend, competitor and jokester Matt Kenseth get together to chat about racing, rules, cycling, ebay and give questionable advise on fatherhood. They also share a laugh talking about Kyle Busch’s Charlotte post-race press conference.
May 22, 2018
218 - MAMA'S VEGGIE TRAY AND BRAVE DECISIONS
01:08:11
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his mom, Brenda Jackson, have a colorful discussion about Mothers Day and parenting. Junior tackles fan questions regarding NASCAR’s All-Star Race aero package and the post-victory burnout conspiracy theory.
May 15, 2018
217 - Dale Jr is a New Daddy!
00:57:07
On this special episode of the Dale Jr. Download, Dale candidly discusses the emotional birth of Isla Rose and his first week as a dad. Dale also talks about victory lane with his father, hot wings and JRM’s big Dover weekend..
May 08, 2018
216 - The Lowdown with Logano
01:09:34
Fresh off his Talladega triumph Joey Logano shares drafting insight with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and reveals regrets, rivalries and the challenges of being a father in a competitive environment.
May 01, 2018
215 - Baby Watch!
01:05:34
With Dale Jr.'s first baby set to arrive any day now he welcomes NASCAR Crew Chief, Travis Mack who delivered his own baby. Travis gives all the details on how it all happened, while the gang also discusses the Kyle Busch post podcast reactions, fan questions and more!
Apr 24, 2018
214 - Settling Old Scores
01:19:39
On the 10-Year anniversary of the Richmond wreck heard ‘round the world, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and guest Kyle Busch talk for the first time about their incident and the decade-long feud that ensued.
Apr 17, 2018
213 - Fist Bumps and Fisticuffs
00:56:17
On this episode Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the guys fire away at faulty pit guns, share their favorite childhood toys, talk short track brawls and racetrack disguises.
Apr 10, 2018
212 - WHOOPINS
01:10:09
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recalls the time he stole money from his father and the aftermath that ensued. Other topics on this episode: age restrictions in racing, tire dragons at Texas, and Dale's social media blunder.
Apr 03, 2018
211 - Ill Feelings, Dreaming of Bears and Dodging Shoes
00:57:36
In this episode Dale Earnhardt Jr. admits to not feeling good while watching practice at Martinsville. He and Mike Davis also tell old Dale Earnhardt stories, get honest about the Eury split and tell of another strange dream.
Mar 27, 2018
210 - Superheroes and Bizarre Dreams
00:49:19
This buffet of a podcast has Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the guys discussing diverse driver personalities, dreams of John C. Reilly, Amy’s take-out food request, and more.
Mar 20, 2018
209 - TAKING NBC FROM SUITS TO SWEATS
00:56:03
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mike Davis sit down with special guest Steve Letarte in the NBC Studios to discuss Phoenix, hot drivers, sweatpants and flying squirrels on this special edition of the Dale Jr. Download.
Mar 13, 2018
208 - The Reddit Police and Dale’s Jewelry Phobia
00:55:24
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mike Davis examine how a Reddit group has triggered discussion after the Vegas Cup race, great NASCAR motion pictures, carving a granite sink and Dale’s odd jewelry phobia.
Mar 06, 2018
207 - Korea Goes Jr. Nation for the Olympics
00:42:40
From Bobsleds to eating eel, Dale Earnhardt Jr and Mike Davis download all the fun experiences, stories, bumps and bruises from their Olympic trip to Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Feb 27, 2018
206 - Jetsetting with Jr.
00:35:34
Dale Jr. and Mike Davis break down all the goodies from The Great American Race and more while in the Atlanta Airport on a layover in route to Korea.
Feb 20, 2018
205 - The Bottom Line and Booth Farts
00:53:00
Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains his tweets following The Clash and tells you what to look for while watching this week’s races, including potential dark horses for the Daytona 500.
Feb 13, 2018
204 - Hey Fallon, Bless My Baby!
01:00:55
Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks down his Super Bowl experience, his new life as a broadcaster, Jimmy Fallon blessing his baby and the great iRacing debate of 2018.
Feb 06, 2018
203 - When You're Ready to Leave, You Want to Get the Hell Out of There
00:54:14
Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about his successful hunting trip over Thanksgiving weekend, as well as NASCAR's new roster-size mandates and what co-host Tyler Overstreet will be doing in 2018 as he leaves JR Motorsports.
Nov 28, 2017
202 - You Gotta Grow Up Sometime
00:57:57
His final NASCAR Cup Series race is complete and Dale Earnhardt Jr. is talking about the Homestead weekend, his helmet/car trade with Mr. Hendrick, and championships for his good friend Martin Truex Jr. and JR Motorsports.
Nov 21, 2017
201 - Heading to Homestead
00:31:06
Dale Jr. looks back on the Phoenix race, Matt Kenseth's win, and the Chase Elliott/Denny Hamlin rivalry. He also discusses his final race and the JR Motorsports' teams pursuit of the Xfinity Series championship this weekend in Homestead.
Nov 14, 2017
200 - Breaking Down Texas, Matt Kenseth's News, 2018 Start Times and More
00:30:58
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recaps his final race at Texas Motor Speedway, the news that Matt Kenseth does not plan to race in 2018, meeting Daniel Ricciardo, and more. Plus, he fields fan questions during the weekly Ask Jr. segment.
Nov 07, 2017
199 - More Martinsville and Short Track Racing, Please
00:40:37
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is fired up after an exciting race at Martinsville. He offers a way to spice up the sport by going smaller instead of bigger and recounts a few times he may have intentionally wrecked another driver during his career.
Oct 31, 2017
198 - Looking Back on Kansas, A Road Trip to Buffalo, and More
00:49:58
Dale Jr. recaps his final race at Kansas and a heated exchange he had with his spotter TJ Majors. On that same note, Earnhardt recalls the road trip he took to Buffalo, NY back in 2001 to move TJ to North Carolina.
Oct 24, 2017
197 - 'All The Feels' Talking Baby News and Talladega
01:01:13
Dale Jr. discusses his and his wife Amy's recent news that they are expecting their first child. He also recaps a busy, but successful final race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway and answers fan questions during the Ask Jr. segment.
Oct 17, 2017
196 - PJ1 Problems, Bowman's Breakthrough, and More
00:49:41
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reflects on an eventful weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway where he crashed early in practice and Alex Bowman captured his first NASCAR win. Also, Junior looks ahead to Talladega and answers your Ask Jr. questions.
Oct 10, 2017
195 - I'm not afraid to get my ass whooped
00:56:53
Dale Jr. recaps a strong weekend at Dover for him and his Hendrick Motorsports teammates. He also answers a barrage of fan questions during an extended Ask Jr. segment.
Oct 03, 2017
194 - An Interesting Week on Twitter
00:57:36
Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses his week on Twitter and answers fan questions during the weekly Ask Jr. segment.
Sep 27, 2017
193 - Tech Line Trickery and Chatting with Truex
01:11:07
Dale Earnhardt Jr. calls up his good friend and Chicagoland winner Martin Truex Jr. to discuss his strong season. Junior also offers his opinion on the manufacturer battle and some of the trickery teams are doing to enhance their car's performance.
Sep 19, 2017
192 - Richmond Rewind and Calling Up AJ Perdomo
00:52:30
Despite a strong race at Richmond, Dale Jr. missed the 2017 Playoffs. He discusses his outlook for the final 10 races on the outside looking in. Plus, Junior calls up AJ Perdomo from the Dangerous Summer and answers fan questions.
Sep 12, 2017
191 - Don't Yell at Those Guys
00:39:53
Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks back on Throwback Weekend at Darlington and shares stories of mishaps involving co-host Tyler Overstreet from the weekend. Earnhardt also answers fan questions during the weekly Ask Jr. segment.
Sep 05, 2017
190 - The Rest of the Uber Story
00:44:36
Dale Jr. recaps his off weekend in Charleston, his humorous Twitter exchange with Uber, and answers fan questions during the weekly Ask Jr. segment.
Aug 29, 2017
189 - Breaking Down A Scorcher in Bristol
00:51:35
Dale Jr. discusses his double duty weekend at Bristol and problems he faced with the car and the heat. He also offers his opinion on Kyle Busch's place as one of the best drivers of all time.
Aug 22, 2017
188 - Dialin' Up The Dentist
01:06:43
Dale Jr. breaks down the weekend in Michigan. Plus, a fan listening while at the dentist for a root canal spurs a lighthearted debate over whether or not Dale receives preferential treatment from his personal dentist.
Aug 15, 2017
187 - Redskins, Bowfishing, and Throwing It Back To 1999
00:53:20
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reflects on a week that saw him unveil the car he'll race for his final Cup start at Homestead, a family bowfishing adventure, a disappointing weekend in Watkins Glen and a day at training camp with his beloved Washington Redskins.
Aug 09, 2017
186 - Junior Talkin' Pocono, Preece, and More
01:01:02
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recaps his up-and-down weekend at Pocono, Ryan Preece's successful gamble, and fan questions regarding the Gibbs pit crew suspensions, 2018 Xfinity driver eligibility and more.
Aug 01, 2017
185 - NBC and Indy Talk, Plus Blaney and Bowman Stop By
00:54:09
Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses his 2018 plans to join the NBC broadcast team and welcomes guests Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman, who was recently announced to drive the No. 88 car next season.
Jul 26, 2017
184 - The Car That Launched My Career
01:00:03
Dale Earnhardt Jr. tells why he chose his Darlington Throwback paint scheme and the role that car played in his career. He also discusses the Loudon race, the PJ1 on the track, and voices his opinion on the start times of this year's races.
Jul 18, 2017
183 - Selfie Protocol and Bunny Ears
01:11:26
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recaps a crazy weekend in Kentucky, including a track-rubbering controversy, loose windshields and a 50-year-old man asking for a selfie. What’s the protocol on that? Junior discusses with Mike Davis and takes live questions from fans at the Axalta Studio.
Jul 11, 2017
182 - To run The Clash or not? The boss weighs in.
00:42:16
Dale Jr. is joined by his wife Amy to discuss the Daytona race, whether or not he will run The Clash next season now that he's qualified and more. Dale and Amy also answer fan questions during the weekly Ask Jr. segment.
Jul 05, 2017
181 - Successful Sonoma, Daytona Memories, and Some #Appreci88ion
00:32:23
Dale Jr. and his wife Amy discuss their visit to Sonoma this past weekend, as well as Junior's success at Daytona and the recently announced JR Nation #Appreci88ion Tour.
Jun 27, 2017
180 - Damn Those Debris Cautions
00:57:08
Dale Jr. recaps a top-10 run in a Michigan race that sparked much debate because of numerous debris cautions. He also weighs in on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match and answers fan questions during the Ask Jr. segment.
Jun 20, 2017
179 - You Don't Want to be 'That Guy'
00:53:21
A pair of errant shifts left Dale Jr. with two blown motors and a DNF in Pocono. He discusses the race, the first career victory for his friend Ryan Blaney, the all-driver broadcast and whether or not signing autographs are part of a driver's job.
Jun 13, 2017
178 - Dover Debrief and Drivers to Cheer for in 2018
01:26:14
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reviews his 11th-place run at Dover, which included a very loose race car and a late-race speeding penalty. He also gives a list of drivers fans should consider cheering for once he retires and talks about Jimmie Johnson's legacy.
Jun 06, 2017
177 - Dale Jr. Reporting from Roatan
00:36:47
Dale Earnhardt Jr. provides his thoughts on the 88 team's World 600 performance, Kyle Busch's post-race antics, seeing the No. 3 car win again, and more. His wife, Amy, joins the podcast for the weekly Ask Jr. segment.
Jun 01, 2017
176 - Downloading Live at JR Motorsports Fan Day
01:34:00
Dale Jr. and Tyler Overstreet record their first live podcast from the Dirty Mo Radio stage at the annual JR Motorsports Fan Day. JRM drivers Elliott Sadler, William Byron, Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett, Josh Berry, and Anthony Alfredo all stop by to talk to the boss about their seasons and share stories from life on the JR Motorsports team.
May 26, 2017
175 - Hitting the Reset Button
01:07:13
After a disappointing run in the All-Star Race, Dale Jr. discusses the No. 88 team's next move as they return to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the World 600. Junior also talks about how he and Kyle Busch have gone from on-track enemies to friends.
May 23, 2017
174 - Not So Good Vibrations
01:01:24
Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses issues he and his team faced in Kansas with NASCAR's inspection system and in-race vibrations. He also turns back the clock to talk about his favorite All-Star Race memories as both a fan and as a driver. Plus, Earnhardt fields fan questions during the weekly Ask Jr. segment.
May 16, 2017
173 - Turkey Hunt with Family and Friends
00:38:20
Going off track this week as Dale Jr. takes the podcast with him on a turkey hunt with his brother-in-law L.W., his friend Shawn, and his uncle Robert.
May 10, 2017
172 - Dale Jr., Jimmie Johnson Talk About Their Richmond Run-In
00:56:48
Dale Earnhardt Jr. invites Jimmie Johnson on to the show to discuss their incident at Richmond. Earnhardt also talks about the reaction he received to his retirement news, whether or not Kyle Larson is the last true racer, shares memories from his Talladega victories and answers fan questions during the weekly Ask Jr. segment.
May 02, 2017
171 - Going Out On My Own Terms
00:40:55
Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up about the news of his retirement at the end of the 2017 season and discusses the process that led to his decision.
Apr 25, 2017
170 - So Much Change: Change, Change, Change!
00:44:46
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy, recap a fun Easter weekend with family and discuss recent news regarding changes to the NASCAR All-Star Race and whether or not drivers should be getting back to grassroots racing. Junior also shares stories from his own Bristol win, as well as memories of his father racing at the historic half-mile track
Apr 18, 2017
169 - The Biggest Adjustment Since Getting Married
00:32:51
Amy Earnhardt joins Dale Jr. while on vacation in Texas to review the No. 88 team’s strong race in the Lone Star State. Then, Junior directs the weekly #AskJr questions to Amy, and the couple shares differing versions of their first date and the biggest adjustment in their first few months of marriage.
Apr 11, 2017
168 - Maybe I'm still pissed off and I spin him out...or maybe I don't
01:18:48
After a promising day went awry for Dale Jr. in Martinsville, he breaks down the race, his run-in with Ryan Blaney, and the crash that ended his race early. Junior also welcomes co-host Tyler Overstreet back from a trip to WWE's WrestleMania, tells stories of his first wins at Texas and answers fan questions.
Apr 04, 2017
167 - This is my team. You're talking about my family.
00:56:38
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recaps his race at Auto Club Speedway and addresses negative fan reaction to the No. 88 team's first five races this season. He also discusses an interesting stat regarding fewer passes so far this season and shows some love for the North Carolina Tar Heels leading into the Final Four.
Mar 28, 2017
166 - Junior Sounds Off on Recent Happenings in NASCAR
01:06:29
Dale Jr. voices his opinion on what precedent is being set in NASCAR with the recent dust-ups both on and off the track the past two weeks. He also breaks down just what happened to the No. 88 team at Phoenix and responds to Ryan Blaney's in-race anger.
Mar 21, 2017
165 - Just As Long As It Ain't That Damn Dale Jr.
01:04:25
Dale Jr. and Tyler Overstreet discuss Sunday's fight between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano, while Junior also reveals a few personal post-race run-ins with drivers throughout his career.
Mar 14, 2017
164 - The Most Punchable Face in NASCAR Belongs To...
00:51:43
Dale Jr. reviews his rough outing in Atlanta, as well as talks about the track's possible repave and recent rumors involving Las Vegas and quieter racing. Also, Junior poses the question of who has the most punchable face in NASCAR.
Mar 07, 2017
163 - Moving on After Up 'n Down Speedweeks
00:51:42
Dale Jr. recaps his Daytona 500 and Speedweeks as a whole, and gives insight on the in-car eye test he performed just after his lap-105 crash. He and Tyler Overstreet also look ahead to the upcoming Atlanta race and field fan questions submitted during a Facebook Live chat with fans.
Feb 28, 2017
162 - Dale Jr. Dishin’ on Daytona
00:53:34
Fresh off a second-place qualifying effort for the Daytona 500 and an afternoon in the FOX broadcast booth, Dale Jr. gives insight on both. He and Tyler Overstreet also discuss the Earnhardt family’s success at the 2.5-mile track. Junior wraps the show by answering fan questions taken during a live Periscope session.
Feb 21, 2017
161 - Junior Takes the Reigns as Download Host
00:22:59
Dale Jr. talks about what he expects being back at the track at Daytona for true competition, as well as the 2017 rule changes. He also responds to Richard Petty’s recent comments regarding Junior’s decision to return to racing and shares a childhood story of the late Neil Bonnett.
Feb 14, 2017
160 - New Hosts Coming To The Download
00:23:55
A look ahead at what's to come this year on Dirty Mo Radio, including a new team of hosts on The Dale Jr. Download. Also, Mike Davis and Tyler Overstreet discuss Dale Jr.'s wedding and other off-season news in the NASCAR world.
Jan 16, 2017
159 - For Better or Worse, A Season To Remember
01:12:51
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recaps a historic weekend at Homestead-Miami, in which JR Motorsports narrowly missed a championship but Jimmie Johnson won his seventh; Junior shares off-season plans but admits he’s already looking forward to 2017.
Nov 21, 2016
158 - Racing: Love, Hate Relationship
00:57:50
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recaps the Phoenix race as Mike Davis and Taylor Zarzour get animated talking about Alex Bowman’s shot to put the No. 88 Chevrolet in victory lane this past weekend. Fans praise the 88 team on this week’s Reaction Theatre.
Nov 14, 2016
157 - God Bless Texas
00:32:03
Tyler Overstreet guest hosts with Taylor Zarzour and Kelsey Tucker, while Mike Davis is out hunting with Dale Jr. The infamous Sloppy Yellow is back this week with more interviews from the infield, this time from Texas Motor Speedway.
Nov 07, 2016
156 - Iambic Pentameter
01:00:40
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recaps Martinsville; ESPN’s Bob Pockrass clarifies NASCAR’s scoring controversy; Reaction Theatre waxes poetic.
Oct 31, 2016
155 - Commentator Dale
01:02:03
Dale Earnhardt Jr. rehashes his time in the broadcasting booth at Talladega; NBC’s Steve Letarte discusses a Talladega race that included a Chase tiebreaker and a sandbagging strategy; NASCAR.com’s Matt Crossman talks about his Dale Jr. article.
Oct 24, 2016
154 - Vomit Comment
00:45:30
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recaps the weekend at Kansas Speedway and previews Talladega while Alex Bowman joins the show in studio to give a health update and describe what racing with a stomach bug felt like on Sunday.
Oct 17, 2016
153 - Happy Birthday Junior!
00:37:49
Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses the racing from the weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway plus reveals who he is pulling for in this year’s Chase. We also hear some behind-the-scenes stories from Dale’s time at the track this weekend.
Oct 10, 2016
152 - We Need A Theme Song
00:59:53
The show looks back at Sunday’s race at Dover and Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s weekend at the track while Taylor Zarzour calls in after the Ryder Cup party to go over some headlines.
Oct 03, 2016
151 - Captain Earnhardt
00:50:21
Dale Earnhardt Jr. joins this week’s show in studio to analyze this past weekend’s races as he also updates us on his life, his music choices, and more.
Sep 26, 2016
150 - Inspecting the Unexpected
00:48:59
The Download analyzes the post-race inspection news following Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway. We get a report on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s afternoon at the NHRA event this past weekend. Reaction Theatre holds a special song for The Chase.
Sep 19, 2016
149 - Raceday Turns to Gameday
01:12:59
ESPN’s Ryan McGee joins Mike Davis as they take an inside look at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s appearance on College Gameday and the Battle at Bristol while also analyzing this year’s Chase contenders.
Sep 12, 2016
148 - Time to Heal
01:12:00
Mike Davis and Taylor Zarzour recap Dale Jr.’s Sunday in Darlington and discuss the news about Junior’s 2016 season. Jim Utter of Motorsport.com joins us on Speed Dial and Reaction Theatre is hot after Sunday’s finish in the truck race.
Sep 06, 2016
147 - Junior’s Got The Wheel
01:10:10
For the first time, Dale Earnhardt Jr. anchors the podcast with funny stories, intriguing observations, and live reactions to the best of JR Nation’s voice mail messages! TJ Majors and Mike Davis join him in the Axalta Studio.
Aug 29, 2016
146 - A Sloppy Weekend in Bristol
00:58:37
We sent one of our favorite Dale Jr. fans to interview other Dale Jr. fans this weekend in the campgrounds of Bristol Motor Speedway and our first at-track correspondent did not disappoint.
Aug 22, 2016
145 - Racing Without Junior Is ____
00:59:28
We learn a lot about ourselves as we watch racing without Junior; Jim Utter of Motorsport.com joins the show to discuss Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Friday visit to Watkins Glen.
Aug 08, 2016
144 - Concussion Discussion With Dale Jr.
00:58:13
Dale Earnhardt Jr. offers great detail about his concussion experience, his progress in recovery, and what matters most to him.
Aug 01, 2016
143 - Have No Fear, Gordon Is Here
00:45:14
Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks to his appreciation for Jeff Gordon, praises the good-will gesture of his race team, and gives a candid update on his recovery. Team 88 car chief Travis Mack discusses the complicated process of preparing to race with a different driver.
Jul 25, 2016
142 - Junior Speaks Out
01:10:04
Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses his concussion-like symptoms for the first time; ESPN’s Ricky Craven speaks candidly about his own struggles with concussions, the toll it takes on drivers, and the fear of living with regrets.
Jul 18, 2016
141 - Beggars Can’t Be Choosers
00:51:32
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recaps the weird weekend at Kentucky and relays his upbeat thoughts on the season moving forward as one member of the show joins this week’s episode from Scotland.
Jul 11, 2016
140 - Gremlins on the Fourth of July
00:20:44
We look back at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s restrictor-plate races this season, including Saturday night’s finish at Daytona International Speedway. Reaction Theatre is not happy about the weekend and our Nationwide Radio Chatter Reply segment is lively.
Jul 05, 2016
139 - Running like a Hungry Dog
00:51:46
Dale Earnhardt Jr. details yesterday’s race at Sonoma and tells us why his team has him feeling comfortable and confident heading into Daytona. Reaction Theatre isn't happy after another collision.
Jun 27, 2016
138 - “My favorite DNF of the season”
00:59:52
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a message for Jr. Nation as the team enters an off-weekend; Mike and Taylor are on opposite sides about the qualifying issue; Reaction Theatre isn’t happy but it includes a couple of hysterical calls, and one song.
Jun 13, 2016
137 - On Point at Pocono
00:37:20
The Download reviews Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s runner-up finish at Pocono Raceway, the final lap details and what this race means as we enter the summer months. After a second-place run, you know Reaction Theatre is fired up!
Jun 07, 2016
136 - A Few Good Men
00:49:12
An optimistic Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses Sunday’s race and explains why he is excited for NASCAR’s upcoming summer stretch. We are gifted with one of the greatest Reaction Theatre calls of all-time that parodies a famous movie scene.
May 31, 2016
135 - The Dale Jr. Sit-Down
00:52:23
Dale Earnhardt Jr. joined the gang plus CMS President and General Manager Marcus Smith on a special JRM Fan Day episode. Junior discusses what a 600 win would mean to him and describes his relationship with recent NASCAR Hall of Famer Rick Hendrick.
May 27, 2016
134 - Star-Studded and Stumped
00:54:35
Dale Earnhardt Jr. dishes on Saturday’s All-Star Race and the gains his team made during the weekend. USA Today’s Jeff Gluck joins the show to discuss everyone’s fervor over the All-Star format and what JR Nation should expect moving forward.
May 23, 2016
133 - Dover Bound and Downed
00:58:43
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives a heartfelt analysis of his frustrating weekend at Dover; Reaction Theatre is emotional as usual but receives a pep talk from an unexpected source.
May 16, 2016
132 - Speed Is What We Need
00:44:00
We have insight on Saturday night’s late lug nut issue from Greg Ives as we recap Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s run at Kansas Speedway; Reaction Theatre is not happy with anyone after this weekend’s finish.
May 09, 2016
131 - Sometimes You're the Bug
01:15:56
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recaps his chaotic day at Talladega; ESPN’s Ryan McGee stops by to discuss the interesting feeling he got after Sunday’s race; Reaction Theatre is hot after Junior is involved in two accidents.
May 02, 2016
130 - Amelia Rising
00:57:15
Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks Richmond Xfinity Series win and Cup disappointment; Team 88 tire specialist Rob Lopes joins Speed Dial; Amelia’s return to the track discussed in Talladega preview.
Apr 25, 2016
129 - Who’s Manning the ‘Go’ Switch
01:06:58
ESPN’s Marty Smith joins the show to paint the behind-the-scenes picture of Peyton Manning’s time with Dale Jr. and the first ever celebrity caller wraps up this week’s Reaction Theatre.
Apr 18, 2016
128 - Deep in the Heart of Texas
00:50:48
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recaps his runner-up finish at Texas as Mike Davis and Taylor Zarzour discuss Saturday night’s race and what’s to come at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend.
Apr 11, 2016
127 - Sloppy Yellow and Purple Drank at Martinsville
01:16:21
Mike Davis and Taylor Zarzour are joined by the one and only Dado, as well as T.J. Majors, for this week’s episode of the Dale Jr. Download. They tackle everything from Junior’s day at Martinsville Speedway and listen to a rowdy Reaction Theatre.
Apr 04, 2016
126 - Property Damage, Courtesy of California
00:52:36
Travis Peterson, engineer on the No. 88 Nationwide Chevy, weighs in on Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway and what the team is working on during their off week. Reaction Theatre is very angry about the untimely caution.
Mar 21, 2016
125 - So Fast We Can’t Slow Down
00:35:46
We recap Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s fifth-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway. Reaction Theatre is filled with a group of upset fans from yesterday’s ending and the guys discuss next week’s ride as Batman in California.
Mar 14, 2016
124 - The Bare-Naked Chokehold
00:50:07
Mike Davis and Taylor Zarzour recap a wild Sunday in Las Vegas after they hear from Dale Jr. and his analysis of the weekend, including Saturday night’s UFC fight.
Mar 07, 2016
123 - Why Atlanta was so important for Dale Jr. and NASCAR
00:57:38
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recaps his runner-up finish and the week in Atlanta as Mike Davis and Taylor Zarzour analyze Sunday’s wild race and what it means down the line.
Feb 29, 2016
122 - What Does the Future Hold for Amelia and Junior?
01:06:26
Mike Davis and Taylor Zarzour recap the Daytona 500 and the handling issues that troubled the 88. A spirited Reaction Theatre delivered some all-time calls from upset fans.
Feb 22, 2016
121 - Amelia Island
00:14:54
Mike Davis gives insight into how Amelia was created and who is responsible for the machine as the guys also have a post-win Reaction Theatre after Dale Jr.'s Duel victory.
Feb 19, 2016
120 - Sprint Unlimited: We're Baaaaack
00:56:23
The Dale Jr. Download is back as Mike Davis and Taylor Zarzour recap the Sprint Unlimited and preview the Daytona 500 after hearing from Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Reaction Theatre returns and a new segment debuts.
Feb 15, 2016
119 - Homestead: Season Wrap Up
00:49:12
What a season! The Download crew reflect on Homestead, Jeff Gordon's last race, and newly crowned Champion Kyle Busch. Reaction Theatre gets sentimental as the 2015 season ends.
Nov 24, 2015
118 - Phoenix: Enjoy This Win!
00:58:03
Dale Earnhardt Jr. elaborates on all the factors that led to the No. 88 team's victory; Interior specialist Adam Jordan calls in and shares the snake prank story; we extend Reaction Theatre to celebrate the win.
Nov 17, 2015
117 - Texas: Can't Keep A Good Man Down
00:53:42
Mike Davis and Taylor Zarzour recap Dale's Texas run; Team 88 tire specialist Rob Lopes calls in to share what was really going on with the tires; Take's A Nation segment goes international.
Nov 10, 2015
116 - Martinsville: 'I couldn't believe what I was seeing'
00:53:27
Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses his drive in Martinsville plus his reaction to the Kenseth - Logano wreck; Kelley Earnhardt Miller joins Takes A Nation; fans voice their opinions on Reaction Theatre.
Nov 03, 2015
115 - Talladega: 'The future looks good to me...'
01:01:26
Dale Earnhardt Jr. pumps up JR Nation after facing elimination from the Chase at Talladega; ESPN writer Ryan McGee calls in; we extend Reaction Theatre as fans voice their opinions.
Oct 27, 2015
114 - Kansas: In It To Win It
00:43:14
On the heels of misfortune at Kansas, the Download crew looks ahead to one of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s best tracks, Talladega; A surprise guest joins Mike Davis during Takes A Nation.
Oct 20, 2015
113 - Charlotte: Nothing To Lose
00:51:00
Dale Earnhardt Jr. addresses his run in with Carl Edwards and the misfortune of oil on the track at Charlotte; Jim McCoy, Director of Sports Marketing for Nationwide, calls in as the 2016 Nationwide Paint Scheme is unveiled.
Oct 13, 2015
112 - Dover: Can Opener Is Working Nice
00:45:32
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives analysis about the insanity at Dover; his mom, Brenda Jackson, relives the experience on Takes A Nation; JR Nation expresses relief and joy on Reaction Theatre.
Oct 06, 2015
111 - New Hampshire: Dale No
00:46:10
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is ready to shake off the disappointing run in New Hampshire and look ahead to Dover; JR Nation vents frustrations on Reaction Theatre.
Sep 29, 2015
110 - Chicago: Hustle And No Flow
00:51:25
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals his thoughts on the disrupted flow of the Chicago race for the No. 88 team. Dale's Road Manager Tyler Overstreet joins Take's A Nation to recap the Chase media week.
Sep 22, 2015
109 - Richmond: The Chase Checklist
00:58:31
Travis Mack, car chief for the No. 88 Nationwide Chevy, weighs in on the Richmond run and what needs to come together for the final 10 races of the season. Plus, the breakout star of Richmond Josh Berry joins Take's A Nation.
Sep 15, 2015
108 - Darlington: Blast From The Past
01:01:35
Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks down his frustrations from Darlington and the rewards of a hard run; an announcement is made during the Take's A Nation segment; Fans are vocal about the upcoming Chase during Reaction Theatre.
Sep 08, 2015
107 - Bristol: 'We had a good time actually...'
00:52:10
After a long night of battling back to finish 9th, Dale Earnhardt Jr. states it was a fun race at Bristol. Team Junior member Jake Backer joins Take's A Nation. Taylor Zarzour eats crow on his Bristol prediction.
Aug 25, 2015
106 - Michigan: 'That Was Pretty Interesting...'
00:53:56
Dale Earnhardt Jr. analyzes the results of the new aero package at Michigan; Everyone including Reaction Theatre callers weighs in on Regan Smith's Mid-Ohio win.
Aug 18, 2015
105 - Watkins Glen: Left Fuming
01:04:24
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reports in from his tree house on Dirty Mo Acres; MRN pit road reporter Steve Post calls; Mike Davis gets an earful on Reaction Theatre.
Aug 11, 2015
104 - Pocono: Wait, We Finished Where?!
00:57:42
A day of woes for Dale Earnhardt Jr. resulted in a surprising finish at Pocono; No. 88 team engineer Travis Peterson joins; Dale's road manager Tyler Overstreet takes over White Flag.
Aug 04, 2015
103 - Indy: If You Can't Win, Then Why Gamble?
00:57:52
Dale Earnhardt Jr. addresses the No. 88 Nationwide team's late race strategy; MRN Announcer Dave Moody calls; fans are in an uproar on Reaction Theatre.
Jul 28, 2015
102 - New Hampshire: Gritty Weekend
00:55:12
Dale Earnhardt Jr. sounds off after his tenth top 5 finish of the season at New Hampshire; NASCAR writer Jim Utter weighs in on Kyle Busch; Interior Specialist for the 88 Nationwide Chevrolet Adam Jordan joins Take's A Nation.
Jul 21, 2015
101 - Kentucky: 'Here's the low down on that...'
00:55:21
After a long night in Kentucky, Dale Earnhardt Jr. details what went wrong with the brakes on the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet. Fans weigh in on Danica incident during Reaction Theatre.
Jul 14, 2015
100 - Daytona: Late Night Shift
01:08:07
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets second win of the season and sixteenth win at Daytona. Steve Letarte joins and breaks down NBC's first broadcast of the year.
Jul 07, 2015
99 - Sonoma: Road Trip
00:51:02
With new sponsor Windows10 on his car, Dale Earnhardt Jr. scored his second consecutive top-10 at Sonoma. Team engineer Travis Peterson joins the podcast.
Jun 30, 2015
98 - Junior's Nation
00:44:24
On the heels of an off-week, The Dale Jr. Download revisits Fan Day held at JR Motorsports in May. Three fans from JR Nation share their unique stories - including one that received a gift from Mike. Plus, a best of Reaction Theatre musical edition.
Jun 23, 2015
97 - Michigan: Super Soaker
01:03:13
Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses his near-win in the rain-shortened race at Michigan; Fox pit reporter Matt Yocum calls; champion late model driver Josh Berry visits; Reaction Theatre never disappoints.
Jun 16, 2015
96 - MECCA OF TRIFECTA
00:44:19
Known for its triangle-shaped configuration, Pocono was unable to deliver a third consecutive victory to Dale Earnhardt Jr; Fans are split on “Reaction Theatre”; L.W. Miller joins “It Takes A Nation” to discuss Junior’s passion for outdoors.
Jun 09, 2015
95 - Dover: Comin' In Hot
00:46:40
After an up and down day for the No. 88 team in Dover, Dale Earnhardt Jr. weighs in on the 14th place finish; Pocono President Brandon Igdalsky calls in; Junior's actual Nationwide Insurance agent Steve Cook joins It Take's A Nation.
Jun 02, 2015
94 - Charlotte: Are We There Yet?
00:53:02
The longest race of the year, the World 600, ended up with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 team stretching their gas mileage to a third-place finish; Reaction Theatre weighs in; Nationwide’s Jim McCoy joins It Takes A Nation.
May 26, 2015
93 - All Star: Finding Grip
00:38:58
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares insight into the dual zone tire used at Charlotte. TJ Majors makes a fan's day during Reaction Theatre. Plus, Dale Jr.'s longtime pilot joins during 'Take's A Nation' segment.
May 19, 2015
92 - Kansas: Third Time's A Charm
00:48:58
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives good insight into the 88 team's third place run in Kansas; A Reaction Theatre caller makes TJ Majors blush; Dale's childhood friend Brad Means joins the 'Takes A Nation' segment.
May 12, 2015
91 - Talladega: We Won! Let's Celebrate!
01:12:13
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets his first win of the season and sixth win at Talladega. JR Nation helps celebrate with an extended Reaction Theatre!
May 05, 2015
90 - Richmond: 'Some Days Are Diamonds...'
00:56:22
USA Today reporter Jeff Gluck calls to weigh in on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 14th place finish at Richmond as well as the on track tangle with Tony Stewart. Plus, Dale Jr.'s mom Brenda Jackson holds nothing back during 'Take's A Nation.'
Apr 28, 2015
89 - Bristol: When There's A Wheel, There's A Way
00:40:20
Dale Earnhardt Jr. fights back to finish 16th despite early wheel problems at Bristol; Fans join in not only on Reaction Theatre but also on “Takes A Nation” presented by Nationwide.
Apr 21, 2015
88 - Texas: 'Get Outta My Way, I'm Coming Through'
00:41:31
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares what makes a driver show his aggressive side as he recounts his run in Texas. Dirty Mo Radio goes International in the Nationwide 'Takes A Nation' segment.
Apr 14, 2015
87 - Martinsville: Bad Vibrations
00:37:35
Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses the issues on the 88 Diet Mountain Dew chevy that led to a long day at Martinsville. Reaction Theatre callers unleash their emotions over Truck Series race.
Mar 31, 2015
86 - California: March Madness
00:47:46
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares his opinion on the restarts in California and applauds team for improvements in the car. JR Nation has some choice words during Reaction Theatre.
Mar 24, 2015
85 - Phoenix: Blown Opportunity
00:39:58
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares his thoughts on the blown right rear tire and 43rd place finish in Phoenix. TJ Majors details the group's sightseeing trip while out west.
Mar 17, 2015
84 - Las Vegas: 'I'm ready to get them drunk'
00:45:55
Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains the team’s gamble and reiterates his yearning to win; Team member Adam Jordan joins the show; J.R. Rhodes revisits a classic Big E moment.
Mar 10, 2015
83 - Atlanta: We Found A Cheerleader
00:48:41
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says that, surprisingly, Greg Ives can pump him up; Fans voice displeasure in Jimmie Johnson’s win; Team members join the show.
Mar 03, 2015
82 - Daytona 500: "It was a great race until..."
00:46:46
Dale Earnhardt Jr. fell just short of winning his third Daytona 500; Fans are in an upheaval on Reaction Theatre; Dirty Mo Posse member tells of all-time greatest prank on Junior.
Feb 24, 2015
81 - Sprint Unlimited: Sun's Out, Guns Out
00:55:37
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recaps his Sprint Unlimited run and shares his thoughts on the 88 team's Daytona 500 car. Taylor, Mike and TJ debate Daytona qualifying. Reaction Theatre returns, and we debut our 'Takes A Nation' segment for 2015.
Feb 17, 2015
80 - Homestead: Season Finale
00:36:22
Taylor Zarzour and TJ Majors breakdown the Homestead race as well as the 2014 season. Mike Davis calls in from Miami; JR Nation has a lovefest on Reaction Theatre.
Nov 18, 2014
79 - Phoenix: A Farewell to Steve
00:51:42
On the heels of his final race as crew chief, Steve Letarte calls in to The Download. Dan the Junior fan recites a farewell poem to Steve.
Nov 11, 2014
78 - Texas: "Excuse my language...but damn!"
00:55:53
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recounts his hard fought 6th place finish in Texas. A Reaction Theatre call reminds Mike Davis of the time he was punched by a fan in New York.
Nov 04, 2014
77 - Martinsville: Tick Tock Junior Won A Clock!
00:50:04
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets his fourth win of the season and first ever grandfather clock! JR Nation helps celebrate with an extended version of Reaction Theatre.
Oct 28, 2014
76 - Talladega: "We knew this wasn't gonna be easy..."
00:35:35
Officially out of the running for the Sprint Cup Championship, Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives JR Nation a pep talk; there's still four more trophies to win.
Oct 21, 2014
75 - Charlotte: Down But Not Out
00:40:07
Bad luck for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and 88 crew creates another set back with one race to go in the Chase Contender Round. Mike Davis checks in while on location with Junior at the historic Metrolina Speedway.
Oct 14, 2014
74 - Kansas: "I'm not knockin Goodyear..."
00:35:12
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets candid about the blown tire in Kansas; TJ Majors looks ahead to Charlotte; A Reaction Theatre caller almost leaves us speechless.
Oct 07, 2014
73 - Dover: "That was hard to watch."
00:35:31
After a disappointing 17th place finish in Dover, it's time to regroup and start the next round of the Chase. TJ Majors shares insight on the mood of the 88 team.
Sep 30, 2014
72 - Loudon: "We dodged a big bullet"
00:29:34
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives insight into the intensity of the new chase format and the huge bullet the 88 team dodged in the form of a loose wheel on Sunday.
Sep 23, 2014
71 - Chicago: A Nation Divided?
00:34:51
Did the 88 team’s start to the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship leave a lot to be desired? The fans are split, but Dale Jr. gets his turn to weigh in.
Sep 16, 2014
70 - Richmond: Game On
00:28:48
With the Chase upon us, Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks openly to Junior Nation about his approach to the final 10 races and what he expects out of you (especially if you’re superstitious).
Sep 09, 2014
69 - Atlanta: "Some damn body got the bright idea..."
00:43:38
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives exclusive insight into the 88 team’s performance last Sunday at Atlanta, including one thing that left him scratching his head.
Sep 02, 2014
68 - Bristol: Crash Course
00:28:58
Out of contention from a lap-160 wreck, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 team uses the misfortune to practice quick and efficient car repair amidst the chaos and commotion of a noisy track.
Aug 26, 2014
67 - Michigan: "What do I do if a fight starts?"
00:32:27
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishes 5th at Michigan; the team asks Mike Hoag what he would’ve done had a fight broken out with Denny Hamlin. As it turns out, Hoag asked Junior the same thing.
Aug 19, 2014
66 - Watkins Glen: Wedding Planner
00:32:42
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares his thoughts on 11th place run at Watkins Glen. Mike Davis plans the wedding of a lifetime at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Aug 12, 2014
65 - Pocono II: Sweep Song
00:47:57
Dale Earnhardt Jr. WINS Pocono again! Junior Nation sings with joy on Reaction Theater; team members Steve Letarte, Joe Slingerland and T.J. Majors share insight on how exactly they won.
Aug 05, 2014
64 - Indianapolis: Peeing off the Pagoda
00:36:11
Dale Earnhardt Jr discusses his day at the Brickyard; TJ Majors’ bladder becomes issue once again; Reaction Theater makes Mike Hoag angry.
Jul 29, 2014
63 - Favorite Moments of 2014
00:34:48
With the final off week of the season over, what better time to recap some of the best moments on The Dale Jr Download. Plus, some exciting news from our sponsor SPY.
Jul 22, 2014
62 - New Hampshire: Straight Whuppin'
00:37:42
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 10th at New Hampshire but says they got “whupped” by Brad Keselowski. He shares his mentality during rough races; J.R. Rhodes talks about his upcoming plans with Junior.
Jul 15, 2014
61 - Daytona: Accidents Happen
00:54:55
The multi-car wreck wasn’t Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s only accident on Sunday. Junior rehashes Daytona; radio legend Barney Hall tells stories & ponders the future.
Jul 08, 2014
60 - Kentucky: Conquering Kenbumpy Speedway
00:39:06
Dale Earnhardt Jr. & the 88 team muster a top five at Kentucky despite troublesome bumps, an unruly car, and Hoag’s shirt; tire-changer Joe Slingerland weighs in with insight.
Jul 01, 2014
59 - Sonoma: Road Course Ringer
00:35:47
Dale Earnhardt Jr. checks in after his career-best finish at Sonoma; Mike Hoag details the group’s sightseeing trip to San Francisco.
Jun 24, 2014
58 - Michigan: "We Left Newman!"
00:26:14
Dale Earnhardt Jr shares his thoughts on the 7th place run at Michigan. Mike Hoag recounts Junior's moment of panic after leaving Ryan Newman at the airport.
Jun 17, 2014
57 - Pocono: Junior Wins!
00:44:51
Straight from his celebration party, Dale Jr. shares his thoughts on a thrilling victory at Pocono; Reaction Theatre callers raise the bar on hilarious voice mail messages. Dale Yeah!
Jun 10, 2014
56 - Dover: The Dale Guys
00:39:13
Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks down his race at Dover; the group of college buddies known as “The Dale Guys” talk about their impromptu dinner with Junior.
Jun 03, 2014
55 - Charlotte:" Donkey's Goin' Crazy"
00:28:47
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives analysis on a disappointing 19th-place finish at Charlotte. But it’s what happened later that we seem to be most interested in.
May 27, 2014
54 - All Star: Pushin Like a Dump Truck
00:29:17
Dale Earnhardt Jr shares his thoughts on the All Star race. Taylor makes good on his bet and unites JR Nation at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
May 20, 2014
53 - Kansas: Junior's Response
00:29:37
ESPN’s Marty Smith joins the Download team to discuss Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s top-five effort at Kansas and how it was a fitting response after a week of Talladega turmoil.
May 13, 2014
52 - Talladega: Hard Lessons Learned
00:28:59
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares his candid thoughts on a disappointing finish at Talladega; fans share their emotion on Reaction Theatre.
May 06, 2014
51 - Richmond: Fires, Feuds and Fightin’
00:37:07
Dale Earnhardt Jr. rehashes his altercation with Tony Stewart years ago, this after Saturday’s feisty race at Richmond that had tempers flaring and tires burning.
Apr 29, 2014
50 - A Battle Is Brewing
00:26:08
Strong words are exchanged from within Team Junior as an on-track challenge is issued. Dale Jr. weighs in from the Dirty Mo Radio studio at JR Motorsports.
Apr 22, 2014
49 - Darlington: "Sorry, My Dogs Are Barkin"
00:25:40
Dale Earnhardt Jr. calls an audible on the final pit stop and nearly wins Darlington; caller brings hip-hop flare to Reaction Theatre.
Apr 15, 2014
48 - Texas: Mud Tires, Toilets, and a Last-Place Finish
00:31:16
A sloppy, rainy weekend at Texas got worse for Dale Earnhardt Jr on Monday. Our Texas correspondent "Dan The Junior Fan" provides insight from the infield.
Apr 08, 2014
47 - Martinsville: Hurt Feelings & Bird Fingers
00:39:29
With Dale Earnhardt Jr. in studio & Steve Letarte on the phone, we break down Martinsville and ask the important question: Can Keselowski fight?
Apr 01, 2014
46 - California: "We’re Gonna Drop It On A Block"
00:23:00
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives his thoughts on crazy endurance race in California; we award SPY sunglasses to the happiest Reaction Theater caller.
Mar 25, 2014
45 - Bristol: "They Need To Calm The Hell Down!"
00:22:55
A whacky day at Bristol saw ill tempers, crazy wrecks, and a bizarre finish. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had much to say afterward. And judging by Reaction Theatre, so did you.
Mar 18, 2014
44 - Las Vegas: Running on Empty
00:24:35
A fuel gamble by Dale Earnhardt Jr. paid off, but not with a win. Junior weighs in from his airplane, and Mike Hoag drops by with surprising news of his own.
Mar 11, 2014
43 - Phoenix: Playing with house money.
00:27:46
Dale Jr. gambles at Phoenix, and it pays off with a second-place. Is this aggressive strategy a sign of things to come for the 88 team? We can only hope! Spotter Jeff Dickerson joins us, and Dale Jr. weighs in with post-Phoenix reactions.
Mar 03, 2014
42 - Daytona 500: Jr's at the bar, pull up a chair.
00:32:19
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mike Hoag check in with Dirty Mo Radio from the Daytona 500 champion’s tour. More specifically, from the hotel bar! Plus, Reaction Theatre celebrates Junior’s remarkable Daytona 500 victory.
Feb 25, 2014
41 - Daytona: Where's Junior's Coat?
00:29:25
Recapping the 2014 Sprint Unlimited, plus solving the mystery of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s missing coat.
Feb 18, 2014
40 - Homestead
00:32:37
Dale Earnhardt Jr gives a nod to Dirty Mo Radio in final podcast of year; Huge Reaction Theatre following Junior's 3rd-place finish at Homestead.
Nov 18, 2013
39 - Phoenix II
00:28:10
Dale Earnhardt Jr. scores another top-5; comparing this year’s Chase to 2004; Reaction Theatre brings diverse opinions once again.
Nov 11, 2013
38 - Texas II with Dale Jr., Steve Letarte, and TJ Majors
00:33:07
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Steve Letarte, and TJ Majors are all on the podcast today after a 2nd-place finish at Texas.
Nov 04, 2013
37 - Martinsville II with Wendy Venturini
00:31:34
Dale Earnhardt Jr scores another top-10; Fox Sports 1 reporter Wendy Venturini dishes on her incredibly candid interview with Junior.
Oct 28, 2013
36 - Talladega II with TJ Majors
00:34:13
Reviewing another near miss for Dale Jr. and company at Talladega with T.J. Majors and Twitter’s @WestCoastGal88. Also, fans blew up Reaction Theatre with their thoughts on the last-lap move that never played out.
Oct 21, 2013
35 - Charlotte II
00:27:46
Hilarious interaction between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his fans helps lift our spirits after a 15th-place finish at Charlotte.
Oct 14, 2013
34 - Kansas II with Rob Lopes
00:28:43
Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves Kansas with third straight top-10. Tire specialist Rob Lopes discusses tires, tracks, and working with Junior.
Oct 08, 2013
33 - Dover with nascarcasm
00:36:20
Dale Earnhardt Jr. nearly misses victory at Dover - Twitter's own @nascarcasm sneaks away from work to call in.
Sep 30, 2013
32 - New Hampshire with Jenna Fryer, Eddie Gossage and Mike Hoag
00:39:37
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishes 6th at NHMS - Jenna Fryer with Chase analysis - Eddie Gossage on opportunity for Texas fans.
Sep 23, 2013
31 - Chicago with TJ Majors
00:31:16
It was not the Chase start Dale Earnhardt Jr. (or NASCAR) had hoped for. TJ Majors joins the gang as we download a disappointing Chicago and what has to happen next.
Sep 16, 2013
30 - Richmond with Ryan McGee and Steve Letarte
00:42:18
Did Junior cause Bowyer's spin at Richmond? Junior weighed in. Now we do. Huge podcast with Ryan McGee and Steve Letarte.
Sep 09, 2013
29 - Atlanta with Jeff Dickerson
00:36:08
Dale Jr. pads his Chase cushion and substitute spotter Jeff Dickerson talks about working with Junior and the crazy late-race restarts.
Sep 03, 2013
28 - Bristol II with Marty Smith
00:36:31
To pit or not to pit? Fireworks from intense Bristol carry over, and ESPN's Marty Smith joins us with the pedal matted.
Aug 26, 2013
27 - Michigan II with Dale Jr. and Bob Pockrass
00:39:42
A blown tire has JR Nation fuming as Earnhardt's contending race car finishes 36th.
Aug 19, 2013
26 - Watkins Glen with Matthew Berry
00:33:34
Strong feelings expressed in Reaction Theatre after a crash & 30th-place finish. Plus, ESPN's Matthew Berry joins us on Speed Dial.
Aug 12, 2013
25 - Pocono II with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
00:34:25
A top-five finish at Pocono and an embarrassing story that Dale Jr. has never told before. Until now.
Aug 05, 2013
24 - Indianapolis with Mike Hoag and Laura Scott
00:34:08
Recapping Indianapolis & sharing behind-the-scenes hilarity from Dale Jr's media tour in New York.
Jul 29, 2013
23 - Summer Off Weekend with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Carter Johnson
00:25:00
Dale Earnhardt Jr. dishes on black eyes, bird fingers, and big hair. Plus, YouTube sensation Carter Johnson makes a splash on his podcast debut.
Jul 22, 2013
22 - New Hampshire with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
00:25:02
Never-before-told stories of life on the road by Dale Earnhardt Jr., plus a recap of New Hampshire.
Jul 15, 2013
21 - Daytona
00:41:37
What we know -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 8th at Daytona. Everything else is up for debate.
Jul 08, 2013
20 - Kentucky
00:36:18
Recapping the insanity at Kentucky, plus Kelley Earnhardt Miller joins the team in-studio.
Jul 01, 2013
19 - Sonoma
00:29:19
Huge Dale Jr. recap podcast with Steve Letarte & TJ Majors, plus a Reaction Theatre for the ages.
Jun 24, 2013
18 - Michigan
00:30:57
A Superman paint scheme & four-second lead didn't prevent troubles for Dale Jr. at Michigan.
Jun 17, 2013
17 - Pocono
00:24:59
Dale Jr finishes 3rd at Pocono & plays joke on his PR manager.
Jun 10, 2013
16 - Dover
00:28:27
Dale Jr.'s 10th-place at Dover wasn't the end of his eventful day on Sunday.
Jun 03, 2013
15 - Charlotte
00:28:08
Recapping an eventful 600 and talking to the man himself, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
May 27, 2013
14 - All-Star Race
00:30:35
No gloves came off in the All-Star race, but they might've for Most Popular Driver race.
May 20, 2013
13 - Darlington
00:21:58
Dale Jr is back in top-10 form after a 9th at Darlington.
May 13, 2013
12 - Talladega
00:33:45
Rain, darkness, triumph & defeat. An insane Talladega recapped on The Dale Jr. Download.
May 06, 2013
11 - Richmond
00:31:40
Dale Jr's Richmond struggles lead to the biggest reaction in Reaction Theatre history.
Apr 29, 2013
10 - Kansas
00:27:17
Emotions aplenty after an untimely caution relegates Dale Jr. to 16th-place finish at Kansas.
Apr 22, 2013
9 - Texas
00:24:47
Recapping dead batteries & what one fan did to catch Dale Jr.'s attention from the Texas infield.
Apr 15, 2013
8 - Martinsville
00:25:47
Big reactions from Junior Nation after a 24th-place at Martinsville.
Apr 08, 2013
7 - Easter Off Weekend
00:25:44
With a weekend off, Steve Letarte turns from crew chief to life coach. Your questions. His answers.
Apr 01, 2013
6 - California
00:25:38
Dale Jr. is your new points leader after a 2nd-place in California, and the fans have much to say about it.
Mar 25, 2013
5 - Bristol
00:21:30
Recap from Junior's 6th-place finish at Bristol, plus “Reaction Theatre”, where Junior fans have an open mic.
Mar 18, 2013
4 - Las Vegas
00:22:47
Highlights from Dale Jr.'s 7th place finish at Las Vegas, plus news regarding his upcoming Nationwide Series schedule.
Mar 11, 2013
3 - Phoenix
00:26:06
Reaction and commentary to Dale Jr.’s fifth-place finish at Phoenix, his second top-five in as many races.
Mar 04, 2013
2 - Daytona 500
00:24:50
Steve Letarte, Dan the Junior Fan, and Matthew Berry help break down Dale Jr's 2nd-place finish in the Daytona 500.
Feb 25, 2013
1 - Sprint Unlimited
00:27:50
On the debut of The Download, we recap the Sprint Unlimited and pay tribute to Dale Earnhardt with stories from the people who knew him most -- his family.
Feb 18, 2013