6 Million Reasons Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hasn’t Signed Bubba Wallace

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller have built JR Motorsports into a championship-caliber NASCAR XFINITY Series team.

And with driver Bubba Wallace looking for a permanent ride, Earnhardt’s massive fan base is urging their hero to bring Wallace into the fold.

Wallace won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday in a thrilling and emotional battle checkered flag.

That victory capped a rollercoaster season that’s seen his Roush Fenway Racing XFINITY Series team shut down for lack of sponsorship and Wallace fill in admirably in the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Cup car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for Aric Almirola, who was temporarily out with a broken back.

But if Earnhardt’s Twitter account is any indication, Wallace won’t be signing with JR Motorsports in the near future.

Look closely and you’ll see it has nothing to do with Wallace and everything to do with the $6 million it costs every year to field a competitive XFINITY car.

By Tom Jensen

Tom Jensen is a veteran motorsports journalist. He spent 13 years with, where he was Digital Content Manager. Previously, he was executive editor of NASCAR Scene and managing editor of National Speed Sport News. Jensen served as the president of the National Motorsports Press Association and is the group’s former Writer of the Year.