NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt Jr and Jimmie Johnson React to F1 Star Ricciardo’s Podium Bet Involving Dale Sr
Recently, Formula One racing workforce McLaren’s CEO, Zak Brown, made an fascinating wager together with his star driver Daniel Ricciardo, which concerned NASCAR legend, Dale Earnhardt. Brown’s assorted automotive assortment contains an iconic automotive pushed by Earnhardt, a 1984 Wrangler Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Brown gave Ricciardo a mini die-cast model of the identical automotive just lately and Ricciardo was excited. However, Brown raised the stakes and promised the driving force a journey within the precise automotive after he wins his first podium for the workforce.
Dale Jr, Jimmie Johnson excited to see the tribute for Dale Earnhardt
It was a really fascinating podium wager and Earnhardt’s son and one other NASCAR icon, Dale Earnhardt Jr, reacted to the identical. Additionally, Jimmie Johnson, one of many solely two different drivers to share Earnhardt’s feat of seven Cup titles, additionally shared his views.
Dale Jr. was touched to see the gesture from Brown. Ricciardo has clearly expressed how a lot he idolizes Dale Sr.
Johnson, who equaled Dale Sr’s file with a title in 2016, agreed with Dale Jr’s view on the identical.
As quickly as Brown promised Ricciardo a drive within the precise automotive, the star driver was thrilled to bits. This serves as additional motivation for him in his new workforce.
Ricciardo’s stage of respect for ‘The Intimidator’
Speaking in an interview just lately, the F1 driver spoke very extremely of Dale Sr, often called ‘The Intimidator’ in his time. He expressed his feelings when he discovered of the NASCAR nice’s tragic dying in an accident on the 2001 Daytona 500.
I keep in mind the race 20 years in the past vividly. My response to the information, I used to be crying. I known as my buddy on the time, Stephen, we raced go-karts collectively, and he was additionally an enormous Earnhardt fan. I known as him as quickly as I noticed the information, and we simply principally cried on the telephone collectively. He was a hero, for positive,” Ricciardo mentioned.
Back in 2014, Ricciardo additionally started driving the no. 3 automotive for his former workforce, Red Bull. In NASCAR circles, the no. 3 resonates with Dale Sr. fairly extensively. Ricciardo drove the automotive as a tribute to Earnhardt.
It should even be fairly an emotional second for Dale Jr to see his father’s legacy being honored on the earth of motorsports and the respect he has.
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