295 - Doug Richert: Duffel Bag Doug

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He won a championship, as a crew chief, with Dale Earnhardt at the age of 20. Now Doug Richert sits down with Dale Earnhardt Jr and co-host Mike Davis to talk to us about that incredible feat and more. Just how did a 16-year old go from San Jose, California to North Carolina and make the big time so quick? Richert's road has been a bouncy one that has seen him win titles, come oh-so-close and struggle with underfunded teams. Dale, Mike and Doug discuss a wide range of topics from meeting Dale Earnhardt, their friendship, and how good of a best-man The Intimidator was. Doug gets emotional sharing one of the best moments of his life with Dale Jr. They also talk about the Junior Johnson years, cigar-smokin' JD Stacy, winning with Greg Biffle and Doug's current driver, Timmy Hill. Richert admits his biggest regret of his career and how he yearns for another opportunity. He reveals what Suitcase Jake was really like and tell the origins of his nickname, Duffel Bag Doug. The DJD gang share their anxieties about a possible return to racing after the COVID-19 pandemic. They share their excitement of the news that Matt Kenseth will return to racing in the 42 car. AskJr talks about Dale 'Twitching' and hangin' with Ed Nelms and more. We also learn through Ancestry that Dillner isn't who he thinks he is and Mike's connection to waffles and pirates.

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