Earnhardt Jr. 'Slowly' Learning Barbecuing

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“I don’t know if that was pot luck, or I had a good recipe to go by for sure. I enjoyed that. I never really slow cooked." (Photo: Getty Images)

CONCORD, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is used to going fast on the track every weekend, but as of late he's been slowing it down when it comes to cooking.

With the help of Myron Mixon - the “Winningest Man” in competitive barbeque - Earnhardt cooked a brisket for family members on Mother's Day. Earnhardt was aided by Mixon's recipe book and began the process early Sunday morning after finishing ninth in the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway the previous night.

"I’m trying to learn how to barbeque," Earnhardt Jr. said. "We started at nine o’clock in the morning and we ate at six. I injected the brisket that night and put it in the refrigerator so we had been working on it all night and all the next day.

“I don’t know if that was pot luck, or I had a good recipe to go by for sure. I enjoyed that. I never really slow cooked."

Earnhardt said the brisket turned out "perfect."

“Everybody loved it and we didn’t have any left," said Earnhardt Jr., who texted Mixon afterwards. "That was fun and I am excited and my mom wants me to do that over the holidays now, so I am excited about that. But we are going to cook two next time so we will have some leftovers, because we could have really used some brisket that next day."

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