So did Dale Jr.’s girlfriend trump him in fantasy football?

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It was a rather trying NFL season for diehard Washington Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose favorite team was just terrible in 2014, going 4-12.

Also, Junior is a major fantasy football fan who takes part in several leagues during the season, including at least one league with several of his NASCAR buddies.

But given that his fantasy team(s) were likely stocked with Redskins players, it probably wasn’t a very good year in the fantasy ranks for Junior, either.

So, Junior tweets out the other night that he was staying at home because girlfriend Amy Reimann was out celebrating her apparent success this season in a dinner sponsored by her own “girls Fantasy Football League.”

For a guy who loves football as much as Junior does, you’d think he would have joined his significant other to enjoy the evening.

Instead of staying home “with the dogs.”

Unless, of course, Amy wound up doing better in her fantasy league this year than Junior.

Not to mention the last few words in his tweet, which could be interpreted as rather telling when it comes to his fantasy football team(s) this year: “My life’s all backwards.”

So, Junior, enquiring minds want to know: Did Amy’s fantasy football team trump yours?

Perhaps the best line about the whole incident came from FoxSports.com. In its story about the event, the guys from Shake&Bake put it perfectly:

“One can only imagine the conversation the couple must have had when she returned home.”

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Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”