Wednesday’s Season Premiere Touches on McReynolds’ Relationship with Dale Earnhardt, The 1998 Daytona 500 and Duo’s Split Later That Season
“Knowing the people we want to have on the show this year and knowing the conversations we aim to have, this could very well be the greatest season of The Download yet.” – Dale Earnhardt Jr.
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 9, 2021 – Season Four of The Dale Jr. Download on NBCSN premieres this Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET, featuring a conversation with Larry McReynolds, former crew chief for Dale Earnhardt when he won the 1998 Daytona 500.
The season premiere of The Dale Jr. Download on NBCSN will take a deep dive into McReynolds’ relationship with Earnhardt, a day-by-day account of the 1998 Daytona 500 Speedweek which culminated in Earnhardt’s memorable victory, and details surrounding the eventual split between McReynolds and Earnhardt later during that 1998 season. McReynolds is currently an analyst for NASCAR on FOX coverage.
Wednesday nights will typically serve as the home for weekly episodes of The Dale Jr. Download on NBCSN, with select episodes premiering on Thursday nights.
Dale Jr. on new season of The Dale Jr. Download: “Knowing the people we want to have on the show this year and knowing the conversations we aim to have, this could very well be the greatest season of The Download yet. I can’t wait to get back into the Dirty Mo Media studio and begin what will be our ninth year of The Dale Jr. Download podcast and fourth year of the TV show.”
Dale Jr. on season premiere with Larry McReynolds: “We had Larry McReynolds in the studio just last September. He was fantastic as you would expect, but we never got to talk about my dad and the 1998 Daytona 500. I’ve got so many questions for him about his relationship with my dad – the good, the bad, and perhaps the ugly if it did get ugly before the eventual crew chief swap. Honestly I know nothing about it. We’ve never talked about it. That’s why this is important to me to bring Larry Mac back.”
Produced on-site at Dirty Mo Media Studios in Mooresville, N.C., The Dale Jr. Download on NBCSN takes viewers table-side for the taping of the motorsports icon’s weekly podcast which enters its ninth season, featuring unparalleled perspective, candid commentary, and insight that fans have come to expect from Dale Jr.
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