Dale Earnhardt Jr. addresses the “DWTS” rumors with one simple tweet AP Photo/Alex Gallardo

If you’ve been a longtime viewer of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” you probably have a feel for what kind of celebrities show producers might approach to participate in any given season. So, it likely wasn’t a big surprise that a supposed insider leaked news that NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. was allegedly being courted to strut his stuff on the popular show.

Whether he was invited on the show or not remains to be seen, but we have an answer from Dale on signing up for a season of sparkles and spray tans. And he gave this answer via social media.

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Junior posted the perfect giphy on Twitter of actor Michael Keaton and, in a word, the answer is “never.”

Is that a hard no, Junior? 😂

Of course, fans commenting on Dale’s post were split, with some supporting his pass and some encouraging him to dance.

Dale wouldn’t have been the first driver to green light an appearance on the hit reality show. Indy driver James Hinchcliffe dazzled judges to come in second during season 23, and fellow NASCAR driver, Michael Waltrip participated in season 19. Indy racer Hélio Castroneves actually won season 5, and returned for all-star season 10.

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Of course, Junior has plenty on his plate right now with his new career as a NASCAR commentator and his even more important role as a father-to-be when wife Amy gives birth to their first child next year. So tackling the two-step doesn’t seem all that important. But Dale? Keep your options open, you know?


He’s had one heckuva year already, and that has resulted in Dale Jr. being nominated for Story of the Year in the Rare Country Awards. It’s now up to you to decide the winner. Vote now through Dec. 13 at Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert event on Dec. 14 in Nashville.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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