Discussing the latest NASCAR news, including a weekly recap of races, events and a look ahead to what's next in the sport. Guests include NBC Sports talent such as Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Kyle Petty.
In a narrative edition of the NASCAR on NBC Podcast, we recall when Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. teamed to race the No. 3 Corvette in the 2001 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.
--The origins of how it happened (2:30);
--How well the Earnhardts knew IMSA and sports cars (5:00);
--How The Intimidator wanted to be treated like anyone else on the team (7:30);
--The Rolex 24 business opportunities and big picture viewpoints for Dale Earnhardt (10:30);
--How Earnhardt, who was confident of driving four hours at a time from his NASCAR career, came around to handing off the car on a more frequent basis (13:00);
--Getting the Earnhardts up to speed in a memorably impactful test at Sebring International Raceway that prompted some father-son rivalry (17:00);
--How the Earnhardts bonded with each other and the Corvette Racing crew in the experience (24:00);
--The sports car communicty embraces Earnhardt while NASCAR expresses some unease with the seven-time champion running the Rolex 24 (28:00).