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Dale Earnhardt Jr. will launch a new weekly half-hour show devoted to motor sports on NBCSN as part of NBC Sports’ fourth season of Nascar coverage.
“Dale Jr Download" will debut Thursday, June 21, at 5:30 p.m. following the series “NASCAR America." The new program is essentially a broadcast of Earnhardt doing a weekly podcast. Mike Davis serves as co-host. The show is produced on-site at DirtyMo Studios in Charlotte, N.C., Earnhardt and Davis offer first-person insight into the life of a celebrated race car driver.
“I’m having a lot of fun with the podcast, and we are excited to be bringing it to TV. Our approach with the TV show will be no different than our approach with the podcast – buddies hanging out, talking racing, sharing life stories, and telling jokes that may or may not be funny only to us," Earnhardt Jr. said in a statement. “If we have a guest join us, it’s only because they’re relevant to whatever has my attention that week. It could be a NASCAR driver, or it could be my plumber – depends on who’s more important to me that week. ‘The Download ‘is as transparent as I can be when it comes to my life and thoughts." Variety