Dale Earnhardt Jr admitted to Matt Kenseth that he was jealous of him

“I was jealous, I was envious of you winning the Rookie of the Year title"- he said

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Dale Earnhardt Jr admitted to Matt Kenseth that he was jealous of him

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth left a permanent mark on the NASCAR scene, and it is certain that they will go down as one of the best to ever compete in NASCAR. A great deal of fame and success can be traced to them in the past.

However, as competitors, they had many duels and fights. On the Dale Jr Download podcast, Earnhardt Jr discussed what it was like when Kenseth won Rookie of the Year. The fact that Kenseth had won such an important award, as well as Matt winning the Cup series, made Dale jealous.

“I was jealous, I was envious of you winning the Rookie of the Year title, and then I was envious of you winning the title, I never won a championship… I thought, man, if he’s gonna do it, I wanna be able to do it”.

- Earnhardt Jr said.

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However, Dale admitted to Kenseth during the conversation that he respected him as an opponent and, on the one hand, rejoiced at his successes. Kenseth was his motivation to be even better, to become the best version of himself.

But I always enjoyed seeing you have success. So it was a weird situation because we were friends and I wanted to see you win, I wanted to see you do well. I didn’t measure myself against anyone else the way I did to you,” Dale Jr.

said. The driver wondered many times what he had to do in order to be like Kenseth. “So like if you were running well, doing well, man what do I need to do that? The way you drove race cars, the way you approached your job.

Appreciated it a lot because it was really classic,” Dale Jr. added. One thing is certain: Both had great careers and achieved great success. They will be talked about for years ahead of us.

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