Inches From Wall, Dale Jr. Gives Niece White-Knuckle NASCAR Ride

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One of the most popular drivers in NASCAR‘s history has his own racing team he owns with his sister, Kelley Earnhardt-Miller. Racing definitely runs in the family as Kelley’s daughter, Karsyn, has a car fielded by their company JR Motorsports – but his other niece hadn’t ever been around a regulation track at 200mph before!

Dale Jr. first started JR Motorsports back in 1998 as a division of his racing team designed to help boost his business value through merchandise and sponsorship deals, but in 2002, that all changed and he turned the business into a full-featured racing team.

Now, partnered with his business-savvy sister, the two run a very successful and well-known racing team in the Xfinity Series and Whelen All-American Series with a total number of 6 drivers both full and part-time.

In a new episode of his series JRM 360, the driver/owner takes his youngest niece out on a super-fast white-knuckle ride around Charlotte Motor Speedway – and she loved it!

“Not everybody gets to ride in a racecar with their uncle,” Kelley said. “So I’m excited for her to see what it feels like!”

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Hopping in the No. 88 at this famous racetrack, Kennedy and her Uncle Dale got ready for a few laps around the track at full speed – and boy, was it a ride of a lifetime!

Cranking up the massive engine in his stock car, Dale Jr. roared out of pit road and onto the wide-open asphalt with Kennedy strapped into the seat next to him.

“Are you nervous?” he asked before they took off. “A little bit, yeah!” she said with a slight chuckle.

Speeding around the track at close to 200 mph, these two Earnhardt family members had a blast, but part of it was a white-knuckle ride for young Kennedy – especially when Dale Jr. got inches from the wall!

“Every time we were gonna towards the wall, it looked like we were gonna hit it – but he turned just in time!”

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Clearly, this was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for anybody and a great experience for aspiring driver Kennedy. And what a great role model to have for a young driver!?

Watch this intense race around the track with Dale Jr. at the wheel and his young niece hanging on for the ride of a lifetime in the passenger seat!

Let us know if you’d get in the car and do this too!