Dale Jr., Austin Dillon, Xfinity champ Chase Elliott pick Patriots in Super Bowl


If you watched Friday’s NASCAR AMERICA, many of NASCAR’s top drivers gave their predictions for the outcome of tonight’s Super Bowl XLIX on NBC:


However, three drivers that weren’t part of that clip have revealed their picks today. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Austin Dillon, and Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott are all choosing the New England Patriots over the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

In a Tweet, Earnhardt appeared sympathetic toward Tom Brady and Co. for having to deal with the ongoing “Deflategate” controversy – which Earnhardt called “damn ridiculous” (Note: Here’s Brady’s pre-game conversation on the topic with NBC’s Bob Costas):


Dillon posted an Instagram photo of a man (himself?) in the classic Patriots combo of Brady jersey and hooded sweater, the latter item being a signature for Pats head coach Bill Belichick:

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My pick for the Super Bowl #Undisputed

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As for Elliott, he kept it short and sweet:


Super Bowl XLIX pregame coverage continues RIGHT NOW on NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra.