UPDATE: Reality this: DALE JR NOT PLANNING TO RACE IN AUSTRALIA Dec. 4-7 July 1, 2008Posted by claireblang in Drivers.
Tags: Australia, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Mike Davis, NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, V8 Supercars
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I am told that there is absolutely no truth to the story/rumor that Dale Jr plans to be in Australia during NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion’s week in New York city racing V8 Supercar down under. Since the story ran that Junior planned to race in Australia I’ve been getting emails like this:
Hi Claire B:
I just read that Dale Jr plans to run a V8 Supercar race in Australia December 4-7. How does he plan to do that, when the banquet is December 5th?? Surely he doesn’t think he’s going to fall out of the top 10???? Can you get the scoop on this, please? Thanks.
– Tricia in CA
I contacted Mike Davis at JR Motorsports who said that the story about him racing V8 Supercars in Australia then is not true.
Of course, Dale Jr, who is focusing on getting in the chase would not have made plans to go out of the country during Champion’s week.