Practical items for the home were apparently not high up on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Christmas list when he was younger.
The Sprint Cup superstar killed some time on Twitter today before a flight to visit his girlfriend’s family. As it’s one day after Christmas, the fan chat partly involved holiday gifts – including the worst such gift he’s gotten, a leaf blower from his father, seven-time Cup champ Dale Sr., and stepmother, Teresa:
The chat also had Earnhardt touch on other topics, including how he produces his victory burnouts, his favorite vacation spots, and how tough it’s been to be a Washington Redskins fan lately (last week’s upset win over the Eagles notwithstanding).
Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.
Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.