April 16, 2021

by a NASCAR fanatic - not affiliated with NASCAR

It’s been a busy week for Dale Earnhardt Jr. so far.

On Tuesday, the 14-time NASCAR Most Popular Driver was in South Carolina at Gov. Henry McMaster’s mansion to promote the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Labor Day weekend.

And then Wednesday morning in Philadelphia, Earnhardt’s sponsor Axalta and the Philadelphia Eagles unveiled the All-Pro Teachers paint scheme that Earnhardt will carry in the upcoming Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway in June.

Given that Earnhardt is a huge Washington Redskins fan and given that the Redskins and Eagles are mortal enemies, this one was a bit of a shocker.

This weekend, Earnhardt will race at Texas Motor Speedway, the track where he got his first victories in what are now known as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR XFINITY Series, respectively.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Dale Earnhardt Jr. competed in his first ever Daytona 500 finishing 13th on February 20, 2000 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by ISC Archives via Getty Images)

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