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Chase Elliott wants Dale Jr. to try a Super Late Model

This would be a completely new experience for the Hall of Famer

Chase Elliott, a Super Late Model devotee, wants to see Late Model Stock devotee Dale Earnhardt Jr. behind the wheel of a straight rail car before his career comes to an end.

A new element to the ‘Ask Junior’ segment is Earnhardt taking a question from someone in the industry. The first question came from Elliott, fresh off an appearance in the ASA Southern Super Series raceat Five Flags last Friday, wanting to know if Earnhardt would be interesting in driving that type of car.

He never has before.

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“I guess I have to do that one, right?” Earnhardt said. “I wonder where Chase thinks I should run? I’m pretty close and tempted to running a Pro Late Model in the CARS Tour. I probably maybe look into doing that next year. Maybe the Pro, go race the Pro. That’ll be a bit closer toward the Super Late Model that he wants me to run and they trying to find a race where I can go run a Pro or a Super Late Model that might be at a track that I would really enjoy.

“Those things are fast. I’ll have to see how [Kevin] Harvick thought his run went this past weekend at Five Flags and what he would do differently. I don’t know if I want to go there and race right out of the gate in my first Super, so maybe somewhere else. I like slick worn-out. I’ll probably call Bubba Pollard and say ‘Bubba, what’s the slick worn-out old short track that I can go to?’”

Earnhardt is partial to the Late Model Stock Car that he raced in his formative years, the same kind of car that he has returned to over the past three years, but has only peripherally experienced the straight rail Pro and Super style Late Models.

Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He also has extensive experience covering NASCAR, IndyCar and Dirt Sprint Cars.

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