He’s one of the most famous Redskins fans out there, and he’s getting his first look at his favorite team tonight in their preseason finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88 himself, has been hanging around FedExField tonight taking in the football atmosphere as he takes just a little break from his Diet Mountain Dew/United States National Guard/7-Eleven Chevrolet Impala in the NASCAR Spring Cup Series.
Earnhardt, 37, who races for Hendrick Motorsports, was on Redskins Nation prior to the game and talked with host Larry Michael, the Voice of the Redskins, about what he’s looking for from his favorite team this season.
The Redskins Blog snuck in and got some video of that appearance. Here it is:
Earnhardt, who once dreamed of playing for the Redskins, famously has the Redskins’ scores relayed to him over his headset during races.
“”During the race season, [if] I’m under caution, I’m getting stats and numbers told to me over the radio during the race,” Earnhardt once told the Associated Press. “I’ve got to know. I can’t concentrate on what I’m doing if I don’t know what the Redskins are doing. My fans tell me if I lose, it ruins their week. But if the Redskins lose, it ruins my week.”
We know the feeling, Mr. Earnhardt. We know the feeling.
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