312 - Chocolate Myers: Tough Customers
Dale Earnhardt Jr and co-host Mike Davis are joined by legendary NASCAR crew member, the great Danny “Chocolate” Myers, for a colorful and candid conversation.
Chocolate was a longtime gasman for Dale Earnhardt Sr., Richard Childress Racing and the famed number-three; so boy does he have stories! Choc talks about his family racing heritage and how tragedy almost drove him away from the Motorsports. He and Dale talk about suffering and persevering through loss and how they view their mortality.
Then, it's story time! From biker bar fights to $99 racecars, Chocolate has our ears perked. He reveals how Dale Earnhardt could dish out a joke but wasn’t very good at taking one. And by not taking it well, I mean, he used a hammer for revenge. Now that is a story.
Chocolate rates the rivals of the three-car and talks about how he and the Junkyard Dogs had Dale’s back through thick and thin. They go into detail about how Junior Johnson convinced him to go to Richard Childress, the North Wilkesboro incident with Ricky Rudd and the hidden tears of their first NASCAR Championship at RCR. A tale about Chocolate’s 1986 Champion belt buckle has an unexpected twist that has the gang in stitches. We also learn how thin soled shoes were a passed-down tradition that saved an engine one day.
Leah Vaughn is back in the a very chilly studio but brings the heat on AskJr presented by Xfinity. Plus, a double dose of Odd History and a Last Call that makes you wish they cut you off a few drinks early. A memorable interview and some good times during this episode of the Dale Jr. Download.
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