Among the more famous Redskins fans around is NASCAR drive Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fans monitoring his radio communications during Sunday afternoon races in the fall can often hear him get updates on Redskins games in progress as he speeds around the racetrack.The news hasnt been too good lately, for Junior or for the Redskins. Washington hasnt played in a playoff game since January of 2008. Earnhardt hasnt won a race since June of the same year, a span 138 consecutive races.But NASCARs most popular driver sees hope in the new, most popular Redskin, Robert Griffin III. "I hope it's a good deal and hope the 'Skins are successful, I hope that Robert's successful," Earnhardt said in Richmond last week."He seems like a good guy. It'll be fun to be a Redskins fan and see how that plays out this year and see how well he does. I know all the Redskins fans are excited and expecting big things, and so am I."It will be interesting to see if RG3 can end the Redskins playoff drought before Earnhardt can finally win a race.
Earnhardt Jr. likes No. 10
May 3, 2012, 4:32 pm