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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Names Driver To Watch: Fans React

A closeup of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 15: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet, prepares to drive during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 15, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is pretty high on one NASCAR driver heading into the future.

Earnhardt Jr. thinks that Noah Gragson is a cup level talent who can still grow into a pretty good driver. This comes after Gragson spoke to the media and said he hopes teams start to evaluate him based on his current Xfinity results.

"I think he’s a Cup level talent with more room to grow (upside)," Earnhardt Jr. tweeted. "Also brings a lot of personality and marketability. Feel like he’s earned a full-time cup opportunity."

The NASCAR world agrees with Earnhardt's take.

Gragson currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, but that could change at some point down the line.

He ended up finishing fourth in his most recent race on Saturday in Dover.