May 24, 2014; Concord, NC, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) during practice for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Dale Earnhardt Jr not impressed by Indy 500 pre-show coverage


Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is a big day in racing. The day kicks off with Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix. That is followed up midday during with the Indianapolis 500 race. The day then concludes with the Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr is watching the Indy 500 pre-show, and he had to admit that he found it “really weird.”

If you were curious why Earnhardt was interested in the Indy 500 aside from the obvious it is auto racing and he is a race car driver answer, it is because NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is attempting a pretty incredible feat. Busch is starting from Row Four of the Indy 500, and after the race he will head to Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600 and will compete in both races in the same day. That is 1,100 miles being raced over the course of the entire day.

“He’s representing the entire sport,” Earnhardt Jr. said, via ESPN. “Whether he knows it or not, he’s got a lot of people, drivers, crew and just about everyone on the infield pulling for him to do well because he is representing all of us.”

“This is a true test of what your commitment level is on being a racer,” Busch said. “There are so many practices back and forth, the travel, the logistics. The fun meter is pegged right now. I’m having a blast doing it. You just have to know it comes with a lot of hard work.”


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