On Thursday, longtime co-host of the Dale Jr Download, Mike Davis, announced he would not be co-hosting the podcast anymore. In the years that the podcast has had both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mike Davis talking together, there have been some pretty incredible moments. Here are the best Mike Davis moments on the Dale Jr Download.
5. Ross Chasteen
Mike Davis is far from the only guy to fall victim to this, but, when talking about Ross Chastain in 2022, Davis instead said “Chasteen”. Dale Jr. gave Davis some flack for it, but Davis took it in stride, adding that he has messed up names far worse than that over the years. Hey, Chasteen is not that far off from Chastain.
4. Mike Davis Plays “Guess the Driver” With Dale Jr.
The new sports game trend on social media over the summer of 2024 was the “Immaculate Grid”, which Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mike Davis played against each other. A fun battle between Earnhardt Jr. and Davis, but the ending was quite unexpected. Earnhardt Jr. claimed that he did better than Davis, even though they technically tied.
3. Dale Jr. and Mike Davis Talk About No Stage Cautions at Road Courses
Davis has offered more than just funny moments on camera, he has also offered some interesting insight into topics surrounding the sport. One such instance came after the Sonoma race this summer where Dale Jr. discussed how the lack of stage cautions impacted the race. However, Davis turns around and offers an alternate perspective for why that race would be different for Dale Jr. had he been broadcasting which makes the conversation more interesting. He stops short of saying that the road course package was great, but he offers a unique perspective that some fans would appreciate.
2. Mike Davis and Dale Jr. Discuss How to Organize Their Phones
To use folders or not to use folders? That was what started the funny discussion Davis and Dale Jr. had regarding how to organize phones. The two trade jabs as they discuss this burning topic, but it offers some incredibly funny live content.
1. Mike Davis Argues Dale Jr. on Denny Hamlin and Ross Chastain and Pocono (2022)
Mike Davis and Dale Jr. had their most heated discussion following the 2022 Pocono race as they both offered perspectives on whether or not Denny Hamlin intentionally put Chastain in the wall. Famous quotes such as “You need to watch the freaking race!”, “Are you kidding me Mike”, and “What the [expletive] does Kyle Petty got to do with this” come from this very discussion.
What was your favorite Mike Davis moment on the Dale Jr. Download? Do you hope to see him on the podcast again maybe as a guest at some point in the future?