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November 28, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. on ‘Dancing With the Stars’? Not so fast

Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiles at wife Amy
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Twitter was buzzing Tuesday morning after a Hollywood Life report emerged saying newly-retired Dale Earnhardt Jr. was high on the list of stars being considered for a spot on the upcoming, all-athlete season of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Could NASCAR’s most popular driver become the next stock car star to appear on the hit show, following in the nimble footsteps of Michael Waltrip?

MORE: Recap Waltrip’s time on DWTS

For a quick second, NASCAR Nation was all like …

But then Earnhardt responded to Adam Stern of Sports Business Daily’s tweet linking to the report.

And emphatic fist pumps quickly turned to …

Welp, so much for that.

Here’s to hoping that Matt Kenseth is second on producers’ list.