Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. throws some serious shade at a rival

We know that Dale Earnhardt Jr. was not happy with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at Bristol, and let everyone know if when he said: "what the (expletive) is that idiot doing?"  His remark came as the two were battling for position.

But what came after was pretty catty -- and amusing. Earnhardt took  a shot at Stenhouse's height.

Maybe that damn hood is so high he can't see over it," Earnhardt said. "I'm serious. I wasn't making a joke," he said, after he got the 10-4 reply from crew chief Greg Ives.

Now, Stenhouse, listed at 5'9, isn't that short, and not that much short than the 6-foot Earnhardt.