Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his longtime spotter TJ Majors reunited this weekend in Richmond for the two-time Daytona 500 winner’s annual Xfinity Series race. After mocking the Majors earlier this week on his podcast, Earnhardt got upset and kissed him during the race. On it Door bumper ready podcast, the Majors responded to both incidents and did not hold back, calling Earnhardt an idiot.
TJ Majors set the record right after Dale Earnhardt Jr. made fun of his mock debut
Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke last week in his podcast about his annual one-time run in the Xfinity Series at Richmond and reunion with former spotter TJ Majors. The NASCAR Hall of Famer recalled a story about the time the Majors debuted as a replacement for Matt Kenseth’s regular spotter.
Earnhardt said the Majors had never worked as the main spotter for a team, but had worked for him as a secondary spotter on roadways.
“And then Matt Kenseth is going to get some spotting from TJ in the Xfinity race,” Earnhardt said. “So TJ is on the radio. They get around turn 4 and get ready to start the race. And TJ is like, ‘Get ready, get ready, get ready.’ And when the flagman waves, the green TJ is like ‘Green, green, green, green’. And he kept saying the word green until Matt left turn 2, ”Earnhardt said as the crew burst out laughing. “I never let him forget that.”
On it Door bumper ready podcast, which is produced by Earnhardt’s Dirty Mo Media and hosted in the same studio as Dale Jr. download, The Majors would set the record straight.
“He did not even tell the story correctly. He screwed up the story, ”Majors said. “And it was not green. We were heading out of turn 4, and the pace car is in, and you know where the pace car kind of pulls in at Dover, it’s a little earlier than usual. So just when we come from 4 and get to the restart zone, I say: ‘Ready’. And I said ready like six or seven times because they were waiting until late to go. I said ready about seven times. Not green. So if you want to tell the story, you have to get it right first. ”
The Majors turn to Earnhardt, who throws himself at him during the race
After Dale Earnhardt Jr. started 30. and moved up through the field, he reached a point in the race where there were no other cars around him. Based on his previous experience with other drivers, the Majors chose to give his driver lap times to give him a sense of how he was feeling.
“Last lap was 25:29,” the Majors told him over the radio.
“I do not care. I do not know what the hell the lap times mean, “Earnhardt shot back.
“10-4,” replied the spotter.
“I do not know what a good game is. So what the hell is that for a TJ? Asked the driver. “We talked about this for two decades.”
Majors addressed the outburst on the podcast and what Earnhardt said to him a few rounds later.
“So five rounds later he was like, ‘You could tell me if it’s a good round or not.’ So I was, ‘It was a good game’, because it was actually a good game. He slows down half a tenth the next lap and I say, ‘It was an ok lap.’ And then he dropped off like two-tenths the next round, and I did not even say anything. I told Taylor (crew chief) on (channel) 2, ‘You can tell him that round if you want.’ He says, ‘No, I’m not telling him that. Does not tell him at all. ‘”
When his podcast co-host told the spotter, he should have told Earnhardt not to drive faster on the pit road later in the race, resulting in a penalty, the Majors had more to say about his driver.
“It’s funny because we ran our pit road races and everything was good and then we speeded up the pit road and then all of a sudden, ‘These lights are everywhere here,’ he said. ‘Now they’re everywhere. This was vintage. , vintage Dale Jr. We should probably drive the top-5. ”
Does not hold back and calls Earnhardt an idiot
TJ Majors ended the podcast by summarizing the entire week of working with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the “What an Idiot” segment.
“My one idiot is going to be,” the Majors stopped. “I want to go with my Xfinity driver. Just because I can this week, ”he said, eliciting laughter from his show hosts.
“Dale Jr.?” Brett Griffin asked surprisingly.
“Yeah, he’s just an idiot this week,” the Majors replied.
“TJ has officially grown a set of balls and called Dale Jr. on Door bumper ready podcast, ”Griffin said. “This is an epic moment, Freddie.”
“It’s epic. I’m proud of him. Finally. After all these years, ”replied Bubba Wallace’s spotter and co-host Freddie Kraft.
It’s probably a good thing the two are not working together again for another year.
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