Dale Earnhardt Jr. to address notion that Kyle Larson is 'last true racer' in NASCAR

The rising star, second in Cup Series points standings, "will still be on the track for a long time," Chip Ganassi says.

If you have never watched Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Periscope after a race, you're missing out.

Junior often provides viewers with a fun question and answer session no matter the results of a race or wrecks that may have derailed his day. Sunday at Richmond was no exception as the No. 88 driver wrecked twice en route to a 30th-place finish. Still, he chatted with fans for just over 17 minutes on Periscope on his way to the airport after the race to give unique insight to his wreck with teammate Jimmie Johnson and what his week holds before Talladega.

One interesting tidbit Earnhardt mentioned was that he will address Kyle Larson's bold statement that he is the "last true racer" in NASCAR.

Junior plans to touch on the topic Tuesday during his weekly podcast "Dirty Mo Radio."

"We are going to talk about Kyle Larson, self-proclaimed 'last racer,'" Earnhardt said while discussing other topics for his podcast.

It will be interesting to hear what Earnhardt has to say about Larson's bold statement since no driver has had higher praise for Larson and his breakout season than Earnhardt. NASCAR's most popular driver has even appointed the 24-year-old Larson as one of a few to carry the sport in his absence when he retires at season's end.

"I think that’s all I read about on Twitter yesterday was how awesome the race was and how much fun it is to watch Larson, and it’s true. He’s a real talent," Junior said in his retirement press conference Tuesday. "We definitely have tons of talent. There is no question. But I love the people they are. Larson is cool as a cucumber, easy to talk to, marketable. I mean."


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