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Dale Jr., Jeff Gordon poke fun at each other about retirement

Allie Davison
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Dale Jr., Jeff Gordon poke fun at each other about retirement

We might enjoy retired Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon more than when they wore fire suits every weekend. The two former Hendrick Motorsports drivers have had a number of back-and-forth banters on social media, but Saturday’s Twitter conversation may be the best one yet. It began when Dale Jr. poked fun at ‘most famous …

We might enjoy retired Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon more than when they wore fire suits every weekend.

The two former Hendrick Motorsports drivers have had a number of back-and-forth banters on social media, but Saturday’s Twitter conversation may be the best one yet.

It began when Dale Jr. poked fun at ‘most famous people to wear coonskin hats’ in a photo collage. Of course, a black-and-white picture of a young Gordon made the cut. A bold move by Earnhardt, but Gordon was ready with a zinger of his own.

LOL! When do u plan to get back to the race track this year? You have too much time on your hands!😂 https://t.co/ZPmly4y0kT

— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) March 17, 2018

In true Junior fashion, he made a witty comeback while the Earnhardts eagerly await the birth of their daughter.

Once the baseboards are all painted, swimming pool is fixed, landscaping lights all working, all the house shutters are repainted, flowerbeds are replanted, and the baby is delivered. https://t.co/7mpYzykI9e

— Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) March 17, 2018

However, not to be outdone, the former pilot of the No. 24 punched right back. This time he included a throwback photo of Dale Jr. that immediately became internet gold.

I see retirement is treating you to the same amount of relaxation as it is for me. I‘m not sure how to describe this look but I bet Twitter can help?🤔 pic.twitter.com/ZoyHZmFIhK

— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) March 17, 2018

We may have this battle end in tie because each driver stepped up their jokes with each click of the keyboard — and we aren’t complaining.