Harvick says Dale Jr's inability to win "Stunted The Growth Of NASCAR" (Update)
Earnhardt Jr. rode daddy's coattails to become the most popular and highest paid driver in NASCAR despite not winning much
UPDATE Dale Earnhardt Jr. responded after he heard Kevin Harvick's comments that Junior's popularity "stunted" NASCAR.
Harvick was on his weekly show on SiriusXM's NASCAR channel when he said it was confusing to him that Earnhardt has been the sport's most popular driver, even though he has never won a championship.
"For me, I believe that Dale Jr. has had a big part in kind of stunting the growth of NASCAR because he's got these legions of fans and this huge outreach of being able to reach different places that none of us have the possibility to reach, but he's won nine races in 10 years at Hendrick Motorsports and hasn't been able to reach outside of that," Harvick said.
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