Indie pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr.Jr. are on a North American headlining tour in support of their 2013 LP The Speed of Things, as well as a new mixtape titled Produce Vol. 1. But the group has no relation to racing or the iconic NASCAR driver of their namesake. The moniker is simply one of those oddball ideas that somehow seems to fit with the band’s experimentally eclectic sound.
The Detroit-based duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott have caused great confusion for NASCAR fans in this regard, but they say they just wanted a name that wouldn’t come with any preconceived notions.