Earnhardt Jr. sees a different horse power with the Derby 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will test. A different kind of horsepower before NBC ramps up coverage of the NASCAR Cup Series season next month.

The retired NASCAR star will be at the Kentucky Derby for the second time today before contributing to coverage of the Indianapolis 500 Network on May 29.

Earnhardt said taking a role in various events outside of NASCAR was a big reason for his decision to sign with NBC after retiring from leadership in 2017.

“I really enjoyed NBC pushing me and getting me out of my comfort zone. And it’s so annoying to put on a tracksuit and first dive into being part of the broadcast team at these events. I feel, at times, really undeserved and unworthy,” Earnhardt said. His shop.” “I am grateful that they paired me up with Routledge Wood, whom I really know and work with so wonderfully. And that really takes the edge off the experience to where I feel completely comfortable.”

Earnhardt Wood will participate in the scavenger hunt during today’s coverage. Parts will include some time on the pitch, a trip to the famous Twin Towers and one of the great sites hidden within Churchill Downs.

Earnhardt’s clips – whether it’s at the Derby show or the Super Bowl – are meant to show him things that appeal to him and might resonate with viewers. He said Executive Producer Sam Flood told him that many of those fans never attended the event.

“To see it test it, to be a fish out of the water and get into those things that jump in your face and make you interested, people can relate to that,” Earnhardt said.

Earnhardt’s experiences sometimes come with surprises. During a pre-match show at the Super Bowl in February, he shocked T-Rex out of nowhere during an interview to promote “Jurassic World” with Jeff Goldblum. This did not happen during rehearsals.

Earnhardt said the one thing that still amazes him about his first derby ride in 2019 is seeing the difference in size between the regular horse and the Triple Crown competitor. Compare that to putting a regular person next to an NFL player.

“It was my favorite thing to experience. It really helps you understand how great it is,” Earnhardt said.

Earnhardt is also excited to return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he will work alongside Danica Patrick and Mike Terico. There will be an animated film narrated by Earnhardt where he will discuss his first trip to the stadium’s Snake Pit concert during the race.

Earnhardt plans to bring his wife, Amy, to Indianapolis for her first 500.

“I want her to see all the tradition and progression of racing because you can’t experience anything like that in a NASCAR race,” he said. “It’s like a patriotic event. Since I wasn’t raised in this world, I couldn’t have appreciated it more if I was born in it.”

Earnhardt’s offseason included a return to the NASCAR booth as an analyst for Fox during last month’s race in Talladega. He said it was a good opportunity to get rid of the rust before the NBC schedule began on June 26 in Nashville.

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