NASCAR America: Dale Jr. discusses what he’s ‘weirded out’ by in his new job


Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes his big debut this weekend as a race analyst for NBC Sport’s NASCAR coverage.

While taking part in a huge media tour in New York City to promote NBC’s coverage, Earnhardt sat down with former competitor and neighbor Ryan Blaney.

Earnhardt shared that he’s “weirded out” by the prospect of regularly interviewing drivers and even his former crew chief, Greg Ives.

“I was talking to Greg Ives the other day at basketball and I was like, ‘I’m going to come up in your trailer, are you OK with that?'” Earnhardt said. “I’m going to be on the other side, it’s going to be super weird. I don’t have any interviewing experience.”

Earnhardt and Blaney also discuss their shared experience of having appeared on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.”

Watch the above video for the full discussion.