Dale Earnhardt Jr. Pumped To ‘Beat Dallas’

NASCAR’s biggest Redskins fan had a timeless reaction to Washington’s 2014 schedule.

We reached out to Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Twitter to ask what games he was excited about. Junior responded within five minutes with a choice that would be appropriate every single year.

That’s the kind of answer we’d expect from a lifelong fan of the Burgundy and Gold.

Earnhardt, by the way, is racing this weekend in Redskins Nation at Richmond International Speedway in the NASCAR Toyota Owner’s 400.

You’ll remember that he got the wheels going — no pun intended — on Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III being the pace car driver on Saturday, and Earnhardt will personally give Griffin III a tour of the place prior to both of their drives.

He confirmed this with us, again via Twitter, this morning:

Maybe Griffin will be Earnhardt’s new lucky charm? That’s yet to be seen, but be sure to check back with for coverage of Saturday’s race in Richmond and Griffin III’s big day.

Thanks for being a fan, Dale.


ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.