Dale Earnhardt Jr. Had Truckloads of Budweiser Delivered to His House

by Chris Haney

When one of your main sponsors for years is Budweiser, you’re bound to crack open one of their cold beers here and there. However, during the years that Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove the No. 8 Budweiser Chevrolet, it turns out he and his friends downed an epic amount of the cold brews at his home.

Earnhardt Jr. joined the NASCAR Cup Series full-time in 2000 when he took over the legendary Budweiser car. As the son of legendary racer Dale Earnhardt, Dale Jr. quickly became a fan favorite on the circuit. It didn’t hurt that he had arguably the most popular car and last name in the sport at the time.

Additionally, one of the main perks of driving the famous car is that Junior got plenty of the beer sent directly to his home. For a young man as famous as Dale Earnhardt Jr., it fit perfectly with his partying days in his mid-20s. During a recent “The Dale Jr. Download” podcast, the retired NASCAR driver Ty Norris spoke about the excessive beer consumption.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Says He ‘Had a Lot of Help’ Drinking the Budweiser Beers

Ty Norris is the former DEI Vice President of Motorsports who joined Dale Jr. on the podcast. He has a unique perspective of the situation since he personally talked to Budweiser about Jr.’s beer-drinking habits. In fact, Earnhardt had so much beer delivered to his Mooresville, North Carolina household that Budweiser executives thought he was selling it.

“I got a call from Tim Schuler from Budweiser one day, and Steve Uihlein. They were like, ‘Hey, what’s going on over at Jr.’s house?’ And I said ‘What do you mean?'” Norris began the amusing story. “Well, the local distributor just said, ‘The most beer I deliver to any retailer in the entire state of North Carolina is in Mooresville at Dale Jr.’s house.’ They said ‘Is he selling it?’ And you’re like ‘No, they’re drinking it.'”

“He goes ‘How the hell is he drinking so much beer? We’re delivering case after case after case and there’s not a store in the area, in the region, that’s consuming as much beer,'” Norris added.

“I had a lot of help drinking it,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. hilariously responded.

Tony Stewart and Dale Jr. Drove Inside a Football Stadium Recently

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retired from racing, but he still has plenty to offer the sport. He works as an analyst during races, but he also got behind the wheel again recently to test drive NASCAR’s Next Gen Cup Series cars.

The brand new cars are set to debut beginning next season in 2022. Yet previous to NASCAR rolling them out, Dale Jr. and another pair of NASCAR legends, Tony Stewart and Clint Bowyer, took them for a spin at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. In late October, the trio drove the cars in the historic dual-use stadium.

Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart acted as an official test driver for Goodyear tires. In addition, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Clint Bowyer drove the Next Gen rides to learn more about them. The pair will now be able to share personal insight on the new cars as analysts when the new NASCAR season begins.