It is clear that NASCAR symbols Dale Earnhardt Jr and also Martin Truex Jr are great pals. In truth, their relationship and also organization in NASCAR returns a lengthy method, as Truex previously drove for Dale Earnhardt Inc.

Truex’s first-ever NASCAR Cup Series look came as a replacement motorist for Dale Jr, back in 2005. While the majority of people recognize these vital minutes from Truex’s NASCAR job, few individuals understand that if points would certainly have exercised simply a little bit in different ways, he can have been a Hendrick Motorsports motorist.

Dale Jr. just recently travelled down memory lane and also exposed that he as soon as advised Hendrick Motorsports proprietor Rick Hendrick to authorize Truex.

The subject showed up after Truex won a NASCAR Truck race on the Bristol dust today. Speaking on his well-known program, ‘Dale Jr. Download’, the NASCAR Hall of Famer claimed he is constantly satisfied when his good friend succeeds.

Mar 29, 2021; Bristol, TN, UNITED STATES; NASCAR Gander Motor Home and also Outdoors Truck Series motorist Martin Truex Jr. (51) leads motorist Ben Rhodes (99) and also motorist Grant Enfinger (98) at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-UNITED STATES TODAY Sports

When Dale Earnhardt Jr. attempted his ideal to assist Truex land a take care of Hendrick

I love to see Martin do well because he’s one of the drivers I got to work with early on in his career,” Dale Jr. claimed in reaction to a concern.

He after that took place to clarify exactly how he as soon as advised Hendrick to authorize the extremely skilled motorist for his group, which Dale Jr. was additionally component of. However, points did not appear the method Dale Jr. desired.

“When Rick (Hendrick) was in between drivers, I tried my hardest to get him to hire Martin. He didn’t, there were a couple of other people in the works there and Martin kind of got lost in the shuffle. He hadn’t won as many races at that point in his career,” Dale Jr. claimed better.

LOUDON, NH – JUNE 27: Dale Earnhardt Jr., motorist of the #88 National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet, depends on the grid before the begin of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 27, 2010 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

While Truex was not a heavyweight at that time, Earnhardt Jr. kept in mind exactly how he took place to turn into one of the Cup Series’ ideal vehicle drivers. Truex Jr. currently has 27 Cup wins, another than Dale Jr. himself, and also is a Cup Series title victor also.

Dale Jr. advises Rick Hendrick of Truex Jr’s skills

Dale Jr. better pointed out that he advised Hendrick of Truex’s capabilities, throughout Monday’s Truck race on the Bristol dust. Quite suddenly, Truex controlled the Truck race and also took place to win.

“As soon as he won that first stage, I texted Rick Hendrick, saying, ‘You watching the Truck race? Truex, just dusting ’em man. Don’t you kinda wish you had hired him when I told you to?’ I like to rub that in a little bit,” Dale Jr. claimed with a laugh.

The previous HMS motorist, Dale Jr. restated that he constantly suches as to see his ‘hunting buddy’ succeed on the race course.

“I like to see him do good, he’s a great guy. Hunting buddy…We were texting after the Truck race, he was as surprised as anybody I think,” he revealed.

While the Hendrick offer did not exercise, Truex Jr. will certainly have no issues. After driving for different groups for many years, the 40-year-old is currently a pillar at Joe Gibbs Racing.

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