Could RGIII drive the Richmond pace car for NASCAR race?

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We’ve made no secret of the fact Dale Earnhardt Jr., since he joined Twitter earlier this year, has been something of a social media revelation.

Between post-Daytona 500 selfies, tweeting Red Bull Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo (a fan of his father), and the Graham Rahal ride swap idea back-and-forth, anytime Dale Jr. tweets (which is frequent), the potential for something interesting happens.

Which makes this late March exchange between Dale Jr., a big Washington Redskins fan, and Richmond International Raceway president Dennis Bickmeier, all the more interesting.

Griffin later responded on his own after the sequence continued.

Now granted, no formal contact has been made between RIR officials and Griffin’s camp, per this local CBS report from a D.C. affiliate.

But with one quarterback already having been provided VIP treatment at a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this year – Donovan McNabb at Auto Club Speedway last month – it’s at least an interesting idea to see if RGIII makes the trip to an event as well.

This may end up being a false start, but it could be a big headline maker if it happens.

Dakar Rally Stage 10 video highlights: Cars, Bikes, Trucks, Quads

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After Monday’s Stage 9 was washed out due to weather and impassable course conditions, the 40th Dakar Rally resumed with Stage 10 on Tuesday.

Several top competitors struggled during the course of the stage, with some even being eliminated due to crashes or injuries.

Here’s some of the best video action of the stage, as seen on NBCSN:

BIKES: Matthias Walkner wins Stage 10 of after a major shakeup.

CARS: Carlos Sainz plays it safe in Stage 10

Stephane Peterhansel took the overall stage win while Cars leader Carlos Sainz played it safe and came in third.

TRUCKS: The Netherlands’ Ton van Genugten wins the stage, but Russia’s Eduard Nikolaev, who finished fourth Tuesday, continues to hold the overall lead.


QUADS: Nicolas Cavigliasso bests Gonzalez Ferioli in Stage 10, but Ignacio Casale continues to make a push for his second Dakar crown.

Stage 11 is Wednesday and runs from Belen, Argentina to Fiambala, Argentina.