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Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 90: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Presented by Kentucky Speedway

Let’s be honest, you’re planning on going to Kentucky Speedway for a full weekend of racing next July highlighted by the Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart – so why not get your tickets now? And why not get a free copy of Dale Earnhardt Jr’s new book “Racing to the Finish: My Story” while you’re at it? 
Kentucky Speedway is offering a special promo just for KSR readers – just go to, and use the promo code “KSR” at check out, and any purchase of $100 of new tickets or upgrades, gets you a FREE copy of Dale Jr’s new book. Again, you know you’re heading to the races, so get your tickets now at, use the promo code “KSR” at checkout, and get a free copy of the book while supplies last. 

Welcome in to a very special edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast.  Aaron welcomes onto the show iconic NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. to talk about his new book and life after racing.  After the interview Torres is joined by Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger and his buddy Nick Coffey.
On this episode:
Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses: What went into writing his new book “Racing to the Finish.” He details in great anguish how concussions cost him his career, and why he feels like it’s so important to speak out.  Junior shares how tough it was to step away and what’s next on his career. He also gloats about his Washington Redskins after a big win this weekend.
Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger: The general manager of Kentucky Speedway Mark Simendinger joins the show. He talks about Dale Jr.’s impact on racing, his interactions with Dale Jr. during his trips to Kentucky and why the book gave him a newfound respect for the racing icon. Mark also lets fans know what they can expect if they come to Kentucky Speedway this summer for the Quaker State 400 or any of the track’s other races.  If you’ve never been to a race, he explains why a NASCAR race really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Verdicts in the FBI Trial with Nick Coffey: Finally, the guys wrap up the show by discussing the stunning FBI verdict. Aaron explains why no one saw this coming and the guys wonder if seeing people go to jail will finally clean up college basketball. They take a deep dive into the situation at Kansas and wonder why more people aren’t calling for Bill Self’s job. Before the show ends there’s a college football weekend preview that showcases Kentucky-Missouri, Florida-Georgia and LSU.

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Article written by KSR