Robert Griffin III May Try NASCAR
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UPDATED: March 24, 2014 6:55 p.m.
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Who’s your driver?
Ask any NASCAR fan that question with a little southern twang thrown in for good measure and you’ll undoubtedly get an impassioned response.
Pretty soon they may be able to reply “Robert Griffin III.”
Richmond International Raceway officials are working on bringing in Griffin for the April 26 Toyota Owners 400 race.
The latest Redskins-NASCAR crossover can be attributed to stock car racing’s biggest name who also happens to be a lifelong fan of the team for which Griffin plays.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. tweeted Sunday that RIR should invite Griffin to be the Grand Marshall of the race. Shortly thereafter, the president of the track, Dennis Bickmeir, tweeted back that he would “love to have him involved” and asked whether Griffin could wheel the pace car.
Earnhardt responded that he thought the Heisman Trophy winner could handle the job.
And about an hour after that, Griffin tweeted to Earnhardt that he was down.
Track officials began to try to hammer out logistics on Monday.
Here is the full exchange that led to the potential RGIII-NASCAR crossover:
(h/t D.C. Sports Bog)