NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. reflected on the events that led him to his big win at Talladega.
Popular NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt Jr. took away the trophy at Sunday’s (May 3) race just a few days after what would have been his father’s 64th birthday. Talladega is also the track where Dale Earnhardt won his last race before his tragic death during the Daytona 500 in 2001.
Fans gave Earnhardt Jr. a standing ovation as he celebrated his first win at Talladega since 2004 with a victory lap around the track.
After the race, Earnhardt Jr. tweeted that the occasion had brought a certain Eric Church song to mind.
It doesn’t seem like there could be a more fitting song for the moment than that.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is currently 5th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and will be competing at next week’s Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway.