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Dale Jr., Washington fan, will drive an Eagles-themed car in June

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has become one of the better-known fans of the Washington franchise. And so in roughly two months he’ll be driving a car painted with Eagles colors and logos.

The development comes from a partnership between one of Earnhardt’s sponsors and the Eagles. And Earnhardt is trying to persuade fellow Washington fans that he hasn’t changed allegiances.

“Iā€™m really sad about that,” Earnhardt said, via SportsBusiness Daily. “Being a Redskins fan, it was very hard to wrap my brain around it, but what I am happy about is helping them promote the All-Pro Teachers charity, an organization that the Philadelphia Eagles have where they basically acknowledge teachers that put kids first and help their kids excel inside and outside the classroom as well. I hope my Redskins fandom, that Iā€™m a part of, doesn’t disown me.”

“I don’t know about him in an Eagles car,” Kyle Petty said about Earnhardt on NBCSN’s NASCAR America, via SBD. “I think a true Redskins fan would wall that thing on the first lap, just grind that Eagle off the right side.”

Earnhardt will drive the car into the wall or on the track or both on June 11, at the Pocono Raceway.

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18 Responses to “Dale Jr., Washington fan, will drive an Eagles-themed car in June”
  1. dynastyfootballforme says: Apr 6, 2017 5:49 PM

    I’m glad Dale said he’s a REDSKINS fan.

  2. jtbaudendistel says: Apr 6, 2017 5:52 PM

    NFL New helmets to prevent concussions.

  3. jam11163 says: Apr 6, 2017 5:53 PM

    Deep inside he dosent want to root for that disfuncitional team From Washington. He is secretly an EAGLES šŸ¦… fan šŸ‘

  4. footballfan72 says: Apr 6, 2017 5:59 PM

    He won’t be in victory lane for sure now!!!

  5. bigbluefan1 says: Apr 6, 2017 6:12 PM

    Deep inside he dosent want to root for that disfuncitional team From Washington. He is secretly an EAGLES šŸ¦… fan šŸ‘


    Even the dysfunctional Redskins are not 0-51 in the SB era
    The car will break down on the way to finish line in true eagles fashion

  6. crotchpunch says: Apr 6, 2017 6:26 PM

    Makes sense. Neither will win the championship in their respective sports for the foreseeable future.

  7. dolphins4 says: Apr 6, 2017 6:36 PM

    Next thing you know he’ll be driving a Cowboys car.

  8. tryitout344 says: Apr 6, 2017 7:15 PM

    That will guarantee no championship just like the eagles

  9. bostonpatriots1stfan says: Apr 6, 2017 7:24 PM

    Should have picked the Patriots…Maybe he’ll get a win now and then…Two DNF’s already this year.

  10. Surf Bandits says: Apr 6, 2017 7:26 PM

    Ridin’ on daddy’s legacy…

  11. eddievortex says: Apr 6, 2017 7:34 PM

    Should have chosen New England…He rides on daddy’s legacy.

  12. redlikethepig says: Apr 6, 2017 7:37 PM

    Wouldn’t a casual bandwagon fan like Dale be more at home driving a car with Seattle colors?

  13. pancaketaco says: Apr 6, 2017 7:45 PM

    Eagles fans might get a win Dale runs well at Pocono.

    Last 5 starts…2 wins, 2nd, 4th & 11th.

  14. 1captain1 says: Apr 6, 2017 8:17 PM

    The Philadelphia franchise should go back to the old green.

  15. charger383 says: Apr 6, 2017 8:22 PM

    Dale Earnhardt, Jr is a Redskins fan

  16. charger383 says: Apr 6, 2017 8:23 PM

    A former Redskins coach has done right well in NASCAR

  17. 6250claimer says: Apr 6, 2017 10:14 PM

    He’s a Redskins fan – has no interest in the Washington Huskies. At all.

  18. stipez says: Apr 7, 2017 3:53 AM

    I’m an English teacher and I need a way to explain “sell out.” Thanks

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