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When you’ve spent more than 20 years of your life on the road as a NASCAR crew chief and NBC analyst, you’re bound to meet some interesting characters along the way. Letarte on Location brings you closer to all kinds of personalities that Steve has connected with throughout the years traveling the circuit. So sit down, buckle up and get ready for some “off the grid” conversations.
 
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Part two of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s epic sit down interview with NASCAR Legend Darrell Waltrip delivers never before told stories and more. Ole DW shares stories about NASCAR tearing down his Junior Johnson Racing machine, suspecting cheating. Some, may call it cheating. Others, call it creativity. DW says that they were not "rule breakers," rather, "…
 
It's been a long time coming! Finally, racing legend Darrell Waltrip joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis at the table for a much anticipated two-part interview. Ole DW discusses his early days on the short tracks of Nashville and how an unknown driver made an instant splash in the big leagues of NASCAR, despite showing up with little-to…
 
The NASCAR season is over and a new champion has been crowned. Dale Earnhardt Jr. brings on the 2020 Cup Series champion Chase Elliott to dive into what this accomplishment means for the 24-year-old and how he pulled it off. Plus, the DJD gang reflects on the unprecedented year for the sport. Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis first find out they are …
 
It's a Chad Knaus, few ever get to know. Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits down with the 7-time NASCAR Championship Crew Chief in a wide open interview on the Download. Knaus' journey to becoming Jimmie Johnson's crew chief started in the grassroots midwest wrenching on his father's Late Model racecars. That short track grind taught many valuable lessons tha…
 
In a Dale Jr. Download exclusive, we sit down with Kyle Larson for his first interview since being reinstated into NASCAR. In May the use of a racial slur during an online race resulted in Larson's suspension from NASCAR and the loss of his Cup Series ride at Chip Ganassi Racing. Larson opens up about how he used that time to educate himself and ex…
 
Parker Kligerman makes his picks for the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway, and explains why fans should target Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski, and Alex Bowman. Erik Jones discusses his move from Joe Gibbs Racing to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2021, the NASCAR America crew look ahead to the upcoming playoff race at Texas and m…
 
NASCAR America gives credit to Joey Logano and his spotter for holding off Kevin Harvick at Kansas, dissects Chase Elliott's radio issues and the break he received, and takes a look as the playoff standings before Texas. Then Chase Briscoe talks with Marty Snider about his ride for his rookie Cup season, the historic No. 14.…
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is pumped to bring a double-dose of guests to the table. And not just any two guests... two of the hottest young racecar drivers in America, Chase Briscoe and Josh Berry. Fresh off the news he is moving up to the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021, Chase Briscoe details how he learned of his dream opportunity racing the #14 for Stewart Ha…
 
Where has Dale Earnhardt Jr. been? Many wondered the reason for this week’s Dale Jr. Download being two days late, but wonder no more. The two-time Daytona 500 champion speaks publicly for the first time since becoming a two-time Dad, and he uses this episode to share news about the newest Earnhardt. Dale Jr. discloses his new daughter’s name, the …
 
Steve welcomes NASCAR Cup Series driver Ty Dillon to Letarte On Location this week. Coming off an impressive showing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, Ty talks about working on his road course skills and shares his thoughts on a 2021 schedule with more chances to show those skills off. Also on Ty’s mind: The final days of Germain Racing, where…
 
The newest member of the NASCAR on NBC team, Brad Daugherty, joins Steve for an episode of Letarte on Location. Brad shares stories of his past growing up in North Carolina and how his love of racing grew because of his family - and his dreams of one day becoming a race car driver! That, however, was not in the cards for the 7-foot Daugherty, who b…
 
Good times and loads of laughs! That's what you get when you bring longtime friend and former NASCAR racer Hank Parker Jr. to the table for a conversation with Dale Earnhardt Jr. They were born days apart and both had famous fathers, one a world famous Champion Fisherman, the other an icon of the sport of Auto Racing. Their father's friendship led …
 
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Omar Amador of Telemundo joins Steve for the latest edition of Letarte On Location. Omar covers a variety of sports for Telemundo’s Spanish-speaking audience, including NASCAR. In his conversation with Steve, he explains how he fell in love with NASCAR at Daytona, his involvement in the sport (including cove…
 
In one of the most wide-open episodes of all-time, former NASCAR driver Mike Skinner brings a new level of honesty and badassery to the table, in a much awaited conversation with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Skinner holds nothing back as he talks about his rough upbringing and how working in the oil fields of Colorado was the start of a journey that led to s…
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. welcomes America's Crew Chief, Larry McReynolds, to the show to uncover how the heck a Birmingham 'Baby Boy' became one of the most recognizable and trusted names in NASCAR. Larry Mac gives us the low-down on why he was nicknamed "baby boy" early on in a journey to NASCAR that was filled with more ups and downs than an amusement …
 
Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, Rusty Wallace and Dale Earnhardt Jr. share everything they love about Bristol Motor Speedway ... their first impressions on rolling into NASCAR's "Last Great Colosseum," the secrets to some of their success, why they tell every fan it's the first NASCAR racetrack where they should attend a race, the toll it takes on …
 
In the latest Letarte On Location, Xfinity Series driver Jeremy Clements joins Steve to talk about what goes into bringing a small, family-owned race team to the track each week. From working with mileaged-out parts to booking travel, Jeremy and his #51 team have to make the most of it. But he remains dedicated to living out his dream - a commitmen…
 
Back at the table, Dale Earnhardt Jr. brings in one of his drivers, Justin Allgaier, who brings truth and transparency like we've never heard from the driver hungry for his first NASCAR Xfinity Series title. Allgaier opens up about his run-ins with JR Motorsports teammate Noah Gragson and discloses what had him most upset about the situation. What …
 
In retirement, former NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler’s schedule is more packed than ever with coaching youth sports, iRacing and golfing! So Steve was lucky to get him to join the Letarte On Location podcast this week. Elliott reflects on his driving career, the current state of the Playoffs, and which Hall of Fame driver helped him as a rookie.…
 
Legendary NASCAR racer Ernie Irvan lived to tell his story, barely, and joins the Download for a tell-all interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Irvan discusses his California racing roots and how his missing father led to a journey to stock car country in North Carolina. From welding bleacher seats to daring the local short track scene, Ernie quickly m…
 
Winston Kelley, NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director & MRN Pit Reporter, joins Letarte On Location to share stories of the past in honor of Throwback Weekend at Darlington. Winston talks to Steve about how he juggled multiple jobs in order to follow NASCAR on the weekends, and balancing his current roles at the Hall of Fame and MRN. He also goes …
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. brings one of NASCAR's hottest young stars, Ross Chastain, to announce a throwback that lights up the Download. The watermelon farmer turned NASCAR driver has been turning heads and making headlines during his journey in the sport. Despite his recent success, he shares the emotions of how it all came crashing down when a sponsor …
 
Denny Hamlin has been making the most of the 2020 season, before and after the two-month pause due to the global pandemic. Steve welcomes the three-time Daytona 500 Champion to Letarte On Location this week. They talk about career goals and how they have evolved over time, popularity in NASCAR and hurdles Denny has overcome during his time in the s…
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr and co-host Mike Davis are joined by legendary NASCAR crew member, the great Danny “Chocolate” Myers, for a colorful and candid conversation. Chocolate was a longtime gasman for Dale Earnhardt Sr., Richard Childress Racing and the famed number-three; so boy does he have stories! Choc talks about his family racing heritage and how …
 
In a conversation between crew chiefs, Steve welcomes Martin Truex Jr.’s head wrench James Small to Letarte On Location. In his maiden season as the head of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota, Small talks about his start in racing back home in Australia to his current role in NASCAR's premier series. Small gives Steve a lesson about the difference …
 
7-time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. for an exclusive reveal of a special tribute scheme to fellow 7-timers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. The Darlington throwback paint scheme has Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis over the moon. Johnson goes deep on the impact of the scheme and other's who will be throwing back to honor …
 
Letarte On Location talks to Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile ahead of the first NASCAR weekend on the facility’s storied road course. Both Chip and Steve share their love of NASCAR history along evolution of the sport. As leader of one of the most famous race tracks, Chip shares his career path mowing lawns at Darlington and late…
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. brings a double-dose of guest badassery to the show with an Indycar star that cheated death, and an agent turned car owner. Open wheel ace James Hinchliffe talks about his sucky go-kart start and his rise to become an Indycar Series winner. He brings us into his headspace on the horrific crash at Indianapolis that nearly ended hi…
 
Childhood friends Dale Earnhardt Jr. and NASCAR Championship Crew Chief Rodney Childers reconnect about racing, crew chiefing and causing trouble as youths. Most know Rodney as Kevin Harvick's pit boss, but prior to his role on the box, he was a winning racecar driver. Childers details how his racing career began with a go-kart and his mom. While d…
 
The man only knows one speed in racing and in life; Robby Gordon joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the Download. Dale Jr.& Robby discuss the duo's run-in at Bristol, and what made the driver that Dale Jr. once referred to as "a moving chicane" one of the most fierce and polarizing figures in Motorsports. Gordon reveals that it was the Intimidator who bro…
 
NASCAR America Splash & Go is joined by analyst Kyle Petty, who discusses the legacy of his NASCAR Hall of Fame uncle, Maurice; the grueling current stretch for the Cup Series; and which contenders should be matching the pace of Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick.
 
NASCAR Cup Series rookie Tyler Reddick visits with Kyle Petty about his solid first season in the Cup Series; his relationship with crew chief Randall Burnett; how he stayed in to finish second after falling two laps down at Texas; being compared with Cale Yarborough by Richard Childress and his playoff outlook.…
 
It’s 2020, and Steve Letarte is back with “Letarte On Location” - but locations are a little different for now. Steve talks with NBC Sports play-by-play announcer & host Leigh Diffey, both from their own homes. Leigh has contributed to a variety of motorsports productions for not only NBC, but the BBC too. In this first episode of the season, they …
 
One of the most innovate individuals to ever grace the NASCAR garage, Hall of Fame Crew Chief Ray Evernham joins Dale Earnhardt Jr on the Download. The two-good friends talk about Ray's racing career on the Jersey Shore. Dale Jr. learns about the horrific crash that left Ray with a severe head injury and a unexpected new career path. Evernham discu…
 
Part-two of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s in-depth interview with Mark Martin is just the tip of the iceberg of this action packed episode. Dale Jr, co-host Mike Davis and producer Matthew Dillner drop the gloves debating the underglow lights being placed on NASCAR Cup Series cars for the All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Paint scheme advocate Dale J…
 
NASCAR on NBC's Krista Voda, Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett talk with Kentucky Speedway winner Cole Custer, on being part of Stewart-Haas Racing, his winning move, the impact from the lack of practice as a rookie, his father's role in his racing career, getting his first Cup Series victory without fans and the lack of beer for his celebration.…
 
Finally! NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the Download for the first time. The former Hendrick Motorsports teammates dive into Mark's meteoric rise from local dirt racer to NASCAR front-runner. They discuss how his dad influenced his passion for racing, including letting him drive a tractor trailer at the age of 12 and t…
 
In a discussion with NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton, three-time Brickyard 400 winner Kevin Harvick on the awkwardness of winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway without a crowd; how he communicates with the team; why he hasn't been going to the driving simulator; the challenges teams face in improving for the playoffs; how he’s spending time with…
 
Parker Kligerman, Kyle Petty and Krista Voda analyze the state of the NASCAR playoffs and contenders heading into Kentucky Speedway, looking at Matt Kenseth's runner-up Brickyard finish, the sustained excellence of Stewart-Haas Racing, the tight playoff bubble, the impact of no practice in hurting bigger teams and helping underdogs and the struggle…
 
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