Dale Earnhardt Jr. Takes on Charles Barkley in RaceBy: Pam Wright - May 19, 2014
“I was really surprised how nice a guy he was,” Earnhardt said about the interaction with the former basketball pro. “I really expected him to be a competitor. As a player, he was really fiery and aggressive, getting into scuffles. He was super nice. Really has an appreciation for our sport. Just a real nice guy to be around.”
Neither driver let on who came out the winner, but they shared about the experience on Twitter.
The idea for the race finds its roots on social media interactions between Earnhardt and Barkley. Barkley said in a tweet that he wanted to meet the driver, and Earnhardt replied on Twitter, “Heck, I wanna meet Charles!”
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