NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Shares That a New Metallica Song Has Him Itching To Drive

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.: Sarah Stierch (CC BY 4.0),, Wikimedia Commons / Kirk Hammett: Ralph Arvesen, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons
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It sounds like NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a fan of the new Metallica album 72 Seasons, for the racer recently shared that there’s a song on the album that has him itching to drive.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of the biggest names in NASCAR today. Along with driving for NASCAR, he is also a co-owner of JR Motorsports, which is a car racing team.

Over on his Twitter account the other day, Earnhardt posted a tweet where he wrote about a song off of the new Metallica album that has him really pumped.

That song is none other than “Crown of Barbed Wire.”

Per Earnhardt’s tweet, he shares the following about the new Metallica song:

“Metallica ‘Crown of Barbed Wire’ playing in @JRMotorsports fab shop right now. Worth about a solid tenth a lap.”

It is very cool to hear that Earnhardt is enjoying tunes off of 72 Seasons. One Twitter user replied to Earnhardt’s tweet saying “you damn right. @Metallica rules-need to sponsor a car would be badass.” Now that would be amazing.

Also worth noting but, back in the day, Earnhardt was visited by Korn singer Jonathan Davis. You can find a photo of the two together below.

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Upcoming Metallica tour dates in 2023:

  • August 4th and 6th – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium
    August 11th and 13th – Montreal, Canada – Stade Olympique
    August 18th and 20th – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
    August 25th and 27th – Los Angeles, CA – SOFI Stadium
    September 1st and 3rd – Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
    November 3rd and 5th – St. Louis, MO – The Dome (At America’s Center)
    November 10th and 12th – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

In 2024:

  • August 2nd and 4th – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
    August 9th and 11th – Chicago, IL – Solider Field
    August 16th and 18th – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
    August 23rd and 25th – Edmonton, Canada – Commonwealth Stadium
    August 30th and September 1st – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field