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May 10, 2014; Kansas City, KS, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr prior to the 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Brickyard 400: Dale Jr. gets nice text from his mom

Jeff Gordon may have won today’s Brickyard 400, but the real winner is undoubtedly Dale Earnhardt Jr. Now you may question how the ninth place finisher of the Brickyard can be considered the “winner”, but it won’t take long to understand once you read the text message he received from his mother after the race.

Luckily, Earnhardt has been an open book on Twitter, and shared the text after the race. Warning, there is profane language in the text:

Although Earnhardt disagreed his car was s**t, he could not have been happier to read the text from his mother after the race. Even before Earnhardt shared his mom’s text, he tweeted about how he had a great car:

Regardless the thought is what counts, not the exact words that are written.

If you missed the Brickyard 400, here’s a look at the top 20 finishing order:

POS DRIVER CAR MANUFACTURER LAPS MONEY START LED PTS BONUS PENALTY
1 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 160 2 41 47 1 0
2 Kyle Busch Toyota 160 12 0 42 0 0
3 Denny Hamlin Toyota 160 27 18 42 1 0
4 Matt Kenseth Toyota 160 13 0 40 0 0
5 Joey Logano Ford 160 9 10 40 1 0
6 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 160 10 69 40 2 0
7 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 160 15 5 38 1 0
8 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 160 1 12 37 1 0
9 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 160 23 0 35 0 0
10 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 160 17 1 35 1 0
11 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 160 4 0 33 0 0
12 Brad Keselowski Ford 160 3 0 32 0 0
13 Greg Biffle Ford 160 19 0 31 0 0
14 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 160 11 0 30 0 0
15 Carl Edwards Ford 160 18 0 29 0 0
16 Clint Bowyer Toyota 160 16 3 29 1 0
17 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 160 6 0 27 0 0
18 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 160 36 0 26 0 0
19 Brian Vickers Toyota 160 5 0 25 0 0
20 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 160 24 0 24 0 0

Tags: Brickyard 400 Dale Earnhardt Jr Jeff Gordon NASCAR

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