Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens driver confessional with #IWreckedEm

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After admitting on his Dale Junior Download podcast Tuesday that he has wrecked several drivers intentionally during his career — including himself — Dale Earnhardt Jr. opened the Twitter confessional to his fellow drivers Halloween night, using the hashtag #IWreckedEm.

In the podcast, Junior addressed the race- and playoffs-changing incident at Martinsville in which Denny Hamlin put his No. 11 Toyota’s bumper to Chase Elliott’s No. 24 Chevrolet, after Elliott had just taken the lead with four laps to go and appeared on target to claim his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory before wrecking.

WATCH: Denny Hamlin puts the bumper to Chase Elliott

Junior said, “I’d be surprised if there’s a driver who hasn’t intentionally wrecked somebody in their career.” Then he admitted to wrecking Kerry Lawrence, Stanton Barrett and Kasey Kahne over the years — and lastly Kyle Busch in 2008 at Richmond. The No. 88 driver admitted he was fined for a self-spin at Bristol because he bragged about the strategy play too much afterward.

He opened up the floodgates of self-cleansing with a reply to Landon Cassill later on social media, who tweeted, “In light of Dale’s humble admissions, I want to be the first to say to anyone I may have wrecked in the past, … you probably deserved it.”

Junior advised Cassill and others:

Travis Kvapil was paying attention and got an admission out of Junior.

Podcast cohort Mike Davis reminded Earnhardt of another instance:

 

Oh yeah, and this one, too … involving Brian Vickers:

 

Cassill made a confession and apology of his own:

The confessional no doubt will stay open Wednesday — isn’t that a more common church night than Tuesday? And fans are welcome to make their confessions as well.

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