RICHMOND, Va. - Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage offered Dale Earnhardt Jr. $100,000 if he would run in the June 7 IndyCar Series race at the speedway, but Earnhardt Jr. was quick to dismiss the suggestion on Friday.
"He must think I'm a cheap date," Earnhardt Jr. said.
Thursday night, Earnhardt Jr. had IndyCar Series star Danica Patrick as a guest on his weekly XM Satellite Radio show. Patrick told Earnhardt Jr. if he ever wanted to swap cars, that Texas would be the place to do it.
Gossage jumped on the suggestion and offered the $100,000 in cash or as a donation to the driver's favorite charity.