Now that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has retired from driving, he does not get as many opportunities to spend time with his friend Martin Truex Jr. as before, but they know that hunting season will bring them together.
The two have partnered in a hunting lodge and manage the property together.
“The best part about hunting is all the work,” Earnhardt said on Wednesday’s edition of NASCAR America. “The managing of the land and getting everything ready, that’s where the fun is. Spending time with your favorite people.”
Setting up cameras to get an idea of where deer blinds should be placed and creating the right environment for the coming season allows the two to bond away from the track.
“It’s been a ton of fun … to get that land together,” Truex said. “For me, it’s so exciting to put all that work in and then kind of see the fruits of your labor. And to see the surprises. … We look at the cameras all the time and you see something pop up.”
The property is a bow hunting lease and on many weekends between sessions on track, Truex will build his own arrows. It allows him to tinker with something to keep his hands busy.
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