Dale Earnhardt Jr Believes Indy Road Course Race Is “Bonkers” As Denny Hamlin Starts Campaign To “Bring Back The Oval”

The NASCAR Cup race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course has officially ended. Tyler Reddick grabbed the victory, making it his second career Cup win. However, the race itself was quite messy and prompted mixed reactions from the community.

A fair number of drivers such as Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, and Kyle Busch disliked the racetrack. However, there are people like Dale Earnhardt Jr and spotter Brett Griffin, who love racing.

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Hamlin is of the opinion that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway should return to the oval layout. Meanwhile, Harvick called the move to run on the road a ‘disaster’ and ‘another race’.

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In similar sentiments, Hamlin’s teammate Kyle Busch declared that it was nothing more than a ‘parking lot’. Even Brad Keselowski admits there’s something special about running on the oval layout.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a different approach on the track and in the race

On a surprising note, a number of people expressed that they loved the race and found it exciting. NASCAR spotter Brett Griffin called it the best race of the weekend. Meanwhile, former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr said, “Today’s cup race is crazy. It’s a banana. It’s silly. But it was undoubtedly the best entertainment of the entire weekend. Let’s talk about it.”

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In all honesty, there was a lot of chaos, as many drivers kept missing their braking points in Turn 1. As a result, this led to either them spearing the track, or collecting some poor souls.

However, once all was said and done, Reddick emerged from the pandemonium and grabbed his second career win. The Top 5 was an unusual one, as Daytona 500 winner Austin Cindric was 2nd, ahead of Harrison Burton, Todd Gilliland and Bubba Wallace.

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It should also be mentioned that this is Wallace’s third consecutive Top 10 finish. Needless to say, the pit crew swap was a godsend.

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