“What TF Does Richard Petty Gotta Do With This?” – Dale Earnhardt Jr Gaffe Made Live on Air by “Martha”

Right off the bat, a question – Would you ever, like ever, in any state of mind, mistake Dale Earnhardt Jr. with Richard Petty solely on the basis of how they look? Because someone just did.

A contestant on Jeopardy recently got a question about identifying the #8 Budweiser driver, and her answer was Richard Petty.

Now sure, NASCAR drivers aren’t exactly the most well-known names and faces in the whole American sports pecking order, however, it’s Dale Jr. and the King, inarguably the two names who have transcended the sport itself.


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Anyway, as you’d expect, NASCAR Twitter had a FIELD DAY with Martha’s response. In fact, the name Petty brought back some rather fun memories from not so long ago of the now infamous Dale Earnhardt Jr-Kyle Petty incident.

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What is the whole Kyle Petty-Dale Earnhardt Jr thing all about?

Around a couple of months ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the Dale Jr. Download was discussing the Ross Chastain incident (#45689) with Denny Hamlin, along with his co-host Mike Davis.

As they were talking about the incident itself, both Junior and Davis, who are great friends, by the way, began to disagree with each other on what actually happened – whether Chastain was solely responsible for putting himself into the wall or did Hamlin give him to push?


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DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 22: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, speaks with the media without a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series patch on his firesuit during the Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Soon enough, the Hall of Famer began to lose his patience, along with his filter, which was slowly slipping away.

“I think he lost control after the contact,” Dale Jr. said, to which Davis replied, “Well, that’s not what Kyle Petty said.”


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“What the f*** did Kyle Petty get to do with this?” Earnhardt fired back.

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