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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 his life and the brave comeback to win the 500 pole the next year. The Canadian driver talks about how inspirational his fellow countryman, the late Greg Moore, was to his career. He shares the racing job he was going to aim for if he couldn't make it behind the wheel. Last year Hinch lost his ride with Arrow McLaren; he shares details of the split and his new part-time gig back with Andretti Autosport heading into what could be the biggest race of his career, the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500. Oh, and any visit to Hinchtown comes with some bourbon!
Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis welcome Spire Motorsports president Jeff Dickerson to the pod to announce the acquisition of the charter from Leavine Family Racing. They answer how and why a sports agency got into the race-team business. Dickerson gives a peek into a business rarely in front of the curtain and shares details of the direction of the now two-car team and how the charter purchase went down.
Mike gets Dale Jr. to chat about his very first race, which included a flipping go-kart and Dale Sr. running to his aid. AskJr presented by Xfinity fires up some great questions about the latest goings on in NASCAR and Dale's Bo-preferences. That and more on a jammin' edition of The Dale Jr. Download.
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