Dale Earnhardt Jr drives his dad’s car around Talladega

Dale Earnhardt Jr was handed the keys of the Dale Earnhardt Sr #2 car

As Dale Earnhardt Jr runs his final season, most tracks have been offering extraordinary gifts on Dale Jr’s final appearance. Talladega Superspeedway just blew all previous gifts away. They drove a car out of their museum and handed the keys to Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Then, Dale Earnhardt Jr took his dad’s car around Talladega for a few laps.

Dale Earnhardt Jr on receiving his dad’s car

“It was great,” Dale Earnhardt Jr tells NBC Sports.

“That cars been over at the museum, ever since I started coming here as a little kid. Dad got that car after he won the championship in ’80.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr drives his dad's car around Talladega - Dale Earnhardt Sr #2 car
TALLADEGA, AL – OCTOBER 13: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet, poses for a photo opportunity following practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 13, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

“It sat in the backyard of Mema’s house. On jack stands, with no suspension or nothing. He talked about restoring it.”

“Finally around ’85, he restored it. They took it to Talladega Superspeedway and it’s been sitting here ever since.”

Dale Earnhardt Sr #2
Dale Earnhardt Sr #2

“So, it’s great to have a chance to take the car about the track. And to just kinda see the perspective, from outside the cockpit of what those guys had back then.”

“I’m gunna take it home and park it in the garage. Amy says, ‘It ain’t going anywhere else!’ ”

“So, I’m gunna put it in the garage. I might work on it a little bit, tune up the carburetor and get it running a little bit better. So, it’s just going to sit over at the house for awhile, I guess.”

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Dale Earnhardt Jr drives his dad’s car


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