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RGIII, NASCAR Track Officials Yet To Talk About Driving Pace Car

by Chuck Carroll
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. lured Robert Griffin III into the world of NASCAR.  (credit: Chris Graythen/Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. lured Robert Griffin III into the world of NASCAR. (credit: Chris Graythen/Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s status for a NASCAR Sprint Cup race later this month remains unclear.

Richmond International Raceway officials are still trying to connect with Griffin’s camp after Dale Earnhardt Jr. suggested the Heisman Trophy winner get involved in the Toyota Owners 400 scheduled for April 26.

Earnhardt, arguably NASCAR’s most popular driver, happens to be a lifelong fan of the Redskins.

Two weeks ago, he tweeted that RIR should invite Griffin to be the Grand Marshall of the race. Shortly thereafter, track president Dennis Bickmeir tweeted that he would “love to have him involved” and asked whether Griffin could drive the pace car.

Earnhardt responded that he thought the quarterback could handle the job.

And about an hour after that, Griffin tweeted to Earnhardt that he was down.

For now, Griffin likely has his hands full as the Redskins reported to Ashburn to begin offseason workouts on Monday.

Here is the full exchange that led to the potential RGIII-NASCAR crossover:

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