Sport Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives Redskins players around Richmond Raceway

23:42  08 august  2017
23:42  08 august  2017 Source:   redskinswire.com

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Tuesday was officially declared “ Dale Earnhardt Jr . Day” day by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, as a tribute to Aug. .@DaleJr here at @ RichmondRaceway ready to take @KirkCousins8, @J_No24, Morgan Moses & other # Redskins around the track!

RICHMOND , Va. — Dale Earnhardt Jr . transcends NASCAR. But Tuesday at Richmond Raceway , he was starstruck by Kirk Cousins, Josh Norman and a few other Washington Redskins .

Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives Redskins players around Richmond Raceway© Provided by USA Today Sports Media Group LLC Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives Redskins players around Richmond Raceway

It's not an everyday occurrence for the NFL and NASCAR to intersect, however, that's exactly what happened at the Richmond Raceway. Several Redskins players took a break from the rigors of training camp to ride with one of stock car racing's biggest stars in Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

The Kannapolis, North Carolina native, who's a Redskins fan, gave the players an exclusive experience by personally driving them around the race track. Redskins players Will Compton, Josh Norman, Ryan Kerrigan, Kirk Cousins and Morgan Moses, all rode with the two-time Daytona 500 champion.

The members of the Burgundy and Gold who rode around the track with a member of one of the premier racing families in NASCAR used several references from the film "Talladega Nights: The Ballard of Ricky Bobby" to describe their experience. Ironically Earnhardt also appeared in the movie in a brief scene with the film's star Will Ferrell.

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(AP) — NASCAR driver and avid Washington Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr . treated quarterback Kirk Cousins and four other players from the team to ride-arounds at Richmond Raceway on Tuesday before heading to the team’s practice complex to watch their afternoon workout.

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr . drives Washington Redskins linebacker Will Compton around the Richmond Raceway track on Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017 in Richmond , Va. (Shaban Athuman/ Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP).


Starting center Spencer Long teased Moses on Twitter whether he was able to fit into Earnhardt's number 88 race car. The Redskins visit to the Richmond Raceway was also acknowledged by NASCAR who posted a Tweet about Norman's riding experience.

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Bristol comes up with an ideal retirement gift for Dale Earnhardt Jr. .
A scholarship in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s name fits with the 88 driver's desire to give back. "I feel like this obligation to turn it around and do something for someone else," he says.General manager Jerry Caldwell announced BMS will present a college scholarship in Earnhardt's name annually to an area high school graduates who is interested in working in automotive technology.

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