I remember seeing Dale Earnhardt Jr’s first, and second episodes on MTV’s Cribs and he mentioned barbecue in the second one. I guess his new house is finished because Cribs has returned and Dale was quick to show off some Memphis BBQ.
I got the story here: NASCAR NEWS
Dale Earnhardt Jr. likes Memphis ribs. So much so that he has a steady supply FedEx’d to his home in North Carolina.Earnhardt
His affinity for the city’s most sought-after cuisine was obvious during a repeat episode this month of MTV’s Cribs. It is unclear, however, when Earnhardt developed a taste for Memphis barbeque.
Junior also ran during a 2003 Cup Series test session at the track, and his JR Motorsports teams have competed in the Nationwide Series event at Memphis for three years in a row, with a best finish of fifth by Shane Huffman in the No. 88 in 2006.
In an attempt to entice Earnhardt back to the track, Memphis Motorsports Park is extending a standing offer of a lifetime supply of Memphis ribs in exchange for a one-time competitive run in the track’s fall Nationwide Series race on Oct. 24. (The Cup Series is at Martinsville that weekend.)
Pig-N-Whistle is the Official Barbeque Restaurant of Memphis Motorsports Park.
There has not been a reply from Earnhardt or JR Motorsports regarding the offer.
For more information or to order season tickets, call 1-866-40-SPEED or visit www.MemphisMotorsportsPark.com.
For a lifetime supply of ribs I’d make the race!