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Robert Griffin III to drive pace car at NASCAR event

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Robert Griffin III couldn’t steer his team out of a skid last year. Hopefully, Saturday night goes more smoothly.

According to Bob Pockrass of the Sporting News, the Redskins quarterback will serve as an honorary pace-car driver for Saturday’s NASCAR race in Richmond.

The Redskins-NASCAR link is strong, with former coach Joe Gibbs one of the top team owners in stock car racing.

But it was a new-school tie that got RG3 a seat behind the wheel of the pace car.

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., a Redskins fan, invited him to the track via Twitter, and the two made the connection.

Now, all the racing fans waving their 3 flags might have a new favorite quarterback.

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28 Responses to “Robert Griffin III to drive pace car at NASCAR event”
  1. nflfolly says: Apr 23, 2014 1:42 PM

    Play like crap for a year and get rewarded. Mr hype and no substance.

  2. redandgoldhitman52 says: Apr 23, 2014 1:44 PM

    he’ll probably fish tail the pace car and slam it into the wall.

  3. tk429 says: Apr 23, 2014 1:48 PM

    Bet he still finishes before that chick.

  4. loserooneyrule says: Apr 23, 2014 1:49 PM

    What have you accomplished folly? Oh nothing? Carry on

  5. bmorepositive123 says: Apr 23, 2014 1:49 PM

    He’ll probably blow out one of his wheels… Zing!

  6. 87hollywoodhorn says: Apr 23, 2014 1:53 PM

    We love you RG3! Hope youre as fast as that racecar this year

  7. baddegg says: Apr 23, 2014 1:55 PM

    Re: Griffin being all hype.

    1st year — won rookie of the year…hype justified.

    2nd year — coming off of serious injury so played subpar…subpar play due to injury.

    This hardly sounds like a bust player who is 100% hype. Let’s see how he does in year 3 healthy once more. If he fails to produce this year, then folks can start talking about him being disappointing. But for now it’s honestly premature.

  8. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 23, 2014 1:56 PM

    Hey why worry about the new playbook and the coming season ?

    After all you’ve got a pace car to drive, a logo to show off, no doubt many other non-football things that are more important to you.

    Washington team headed towards another train wreck of a season.

  9. doe22us says: Apr 23, 2014 1:57 PM

    This guy really really loves being in the news.. aint it…

  10. crabcakesfootball says: Apr 23, 2014 2:01 PM

    So much for RG3s quiet offseason working.

    I sense no humble pie after last year and we have a new joke who strokes RG3s ego.

    Where is Andrew luck right now ? Not partying with desean.

  11. pilot2011 says: Apr 23, 2014 2:03 PM

    unacceptable that Jr. is a Skins fan. Take after your fellow drivers and be a Panthers fan. You are from Charlotte North Carolina dude, this isn’t 1982. We’ve had a team for 20 years now.

  12. surfinbird1 says: Apr 23, 2014 2:03 PM

    Will it have his logo on it?

  13. kd75 says: Apr 23, 2014 2:21 PM

    Too bad RG3 can’t lead a drive more than 25 yards…

  14. jimmysee says: Apr 23, 2014 2:31 PM

    Don’t let him get out of the pocket.

  15. ncphinsfan says: Apr 23, 2014 2:34 PM

    I thought this kind of honoring was reserved for, umm let’s say – Super Bowl Winning QB’s. Certainly not a self promoting, over hyped player with a losing record.

  16. blue18hutthutt says: Apr 23, 2014 2:40 PM

    So much hype and self-promotion for such an overrated QB who has accomplished nothing

  17. ceefu says: Apr 23, 2014 2:42 PM

    He’ll get hurt…

  18. slugbaitspace says: Apr 23, 2014 2:47 PM

    Any word yet from Johnny Football on why HE didn’t get that gig?

  19. juliusanonymous says: Apr 23, 2014 2:49 PM

    I knew a few Seahawk fans that were disappointed when Seattle got Russell Wilson in the draft instead of Robert Griffin. Obviously they don’t feel that way anymore.

    RGIII is actually the perfect example of why the Rookie of the Year award is such a laughable joke of a popularity contest. Russell Wilson sent him home in the playoffs, and went on to lead the Seahawks to a Superbowl win while RGIII choked it up in a 3-13 season, eventually getting benched.

    But yeah, he’s awesome. LOL

  20. dirtydrynn27 says: Apr 23, 2014 2:57 PM

    There`s a lot of hate towards this kid.With that said this kid is primed for bouncing back successfully and there`s a pretty good chance he will.Then a lot of his haters and critics will have to eat loads of crow.Remember I told you so!

  21. floratiotime says: Apr 23, 2014 3:00 PM

    I think RG3 is a bust … but Wilson might not be anything either if he didn’t have the #1 defense and the #1 special teams behind him.

  22. enkay85 says: Apr 23, 2014 3:27 PM

    Jason Witten is doing the same thing – it just isn’t reported because it won’t get the hits. Mention RG3, haters come out of the woodwork.

    The kid has been working since February – heaven forbid he takes 3 hours off on a SATURDAY in APRIL. Idiots.

  23. sd619tripleog says: Apr 23, 2014 3:28 PM

    Bob Griffin the Turd is the nfl’s version of Derrick Rose

  24. harveyredman says: Apr 23, 2014 4:24 PM

    LOL at the RW lovers.

    RW beat RGIII in the playoffs only because RGIII was hurt.

    RGIII and the offense went through the “legion of boom” like a hot knife through butter – 2 drives 2 TD’s. Check the FACTS.

    If the kid was healthy, he would have hung a 40 burger on Seattle, imo.

    RW has done well, but he only throws the ball like 15 times per game. Every QB in the league would love to have 3rd down and 3 and a play-action pass with Lynch in the backfield.

    Put RW on Washington with that horrible defense and he gets benched after game 3 of his Rookie season and no-one ever hears about him.

    RGIII may be a cheeseball ofn note, but he can ball-out. Ask Demarcus Ware.

  25. iamdinguskhan says: Apr 23, 2014 4:52 PM

    At least RGIII isn’t getting caught doing shady stuff in a Miami hotel room, or saying he has a bomb at a airport, or knocking out his wife and dragging her around like she’s dead, or suspended for PEDs, or getting arrested for DUIs, or getting charged with assault. All you haters have at least one player who has done one of the above mentioned things on your favorite team. He’s a great role model and will have a great career. HTTR

  26. ksiner says: Apr 23, 2014 4:58 PM

    Is the pace car going to have 24′s and some spinners

  27. skins1970 says: Apr 23, 2014 5:45 PM

    RG3 has been working on his QB drills since the season ended he is allwed to take a couple of hours off. I’m surprised people haven’t complained about him taking time off to eat food. I really can’t wait for him to shut up his haters.

  28. charger383 says: Apr 23, 2014 7:25 PM

    let him have some fun, maybe he can talk to Joe Gibbs.

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