April 13, 2021

by a NASCAR fanatic - not affiliated with NASCAR

There is a time and place to ask a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver for an autograph or a picture.

But while a driver is in the garage following a crash, walking to the infield care center and participating a TV interview is not one of those times.

Unfortunately, one fan learned that the hard way after attempting to take a selfie with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after crashing out of Monday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, a moment that was caught on camera during FOX’s coverage of the event.

But after being checked and cleared from the medical center, Earnhardt made the fan’s day.

FOX NASCAR reporter Vince Welsh also dropped some knowledge after the race.

On Tuesday, Earnhardt announced he would retire from full-time Cup competition after the 2017 season. This fan has to be thankful Earnhardt was kind enough to take the photo anyway following his fearless attempt that happened to make national television.

FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 2, 2000: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and his crew celebrate their win in the DirecTV 500 NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. The win was the younger Earnhardt’s first in Cup competition. (Photo by ISC Images & Archives via Getty Images)

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