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Robert Laberge

‘Made in Japan’: The time Dale Sr. threw a shoe at Junior

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When NASCAR brought its road show to Japan for the first time in the 1990s, it meant transporting everything that makes the sport so great 7,000 miles — including the post-race drama American fans love to see.

Little did they know the drama would center around the father-son duo of Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. But as Junior explains in this excerpt from “Made in Japan,” which airs tonight at 6 ET as part of FS1’s Race Hub, things got interesting when he felt his father’s shoe whiz past his head after the race.

Find out what provoked Dale Sr. to do such a thing and what happened afterward, then tune in for the rest of “Made in Japan” to see the other stories that unfolded when NASCAR went to the Far East for a race.