Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a guest (yesterday) on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio channel with host Adam Schein. During the conversation, Dale Jr. weighed in on NASCAR’s suspension of Bubba Wallace, in addition to discussing his new children’s book, media career, and other NASCAR topics of the day.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: “A lot of people thought that this was the right choice. I wouldn’t have made it. I don’t hate it, I don’t hate the suspension, but I probably would’ve went with the precedent because that is something NASCAR has used time and time again. The other thing too, if they were trying to send a message, I felt like the points would’ve really got there this time because Bubba and his teammate swapped cars, swapped numbers, to be able to take advantage of a situation where they are moving forward in the owner’s points. Bubba was driving the 23, they switch over to the 45 car because the 45 car is in the owner’s points and if it does really well that means lots more money for that team. If you hit them with an owner’s points penalty, that would’ve absolutely got the message to team, driver and everybody involved. Bubba would’ve felt the repercussions of that, felt the weight of that, and Bubba would’ve been able to continue to race this weekend.”
Courtesy: SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio channel