This time two years ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick were the biggest stars in NASCAR by a monster mile.
Now, the retired racers are sharing a broadcast booth at an NTT IndyCar Series race. Admittedly not that mind-blowing of a fact, but it’s interesting nevertheless.
Patrick and Earnhardt will serve as color analysts during NBC’s broadcast of the 2019 Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Patrick, of course, enjoyed a decent if unspectacular IndyCar career, while Earnhardt, who will drive the pace car in Sunday’s race, is enjoying his foray into America’s premier open-wheel circuit.
The two joined forces with fellow broadcasters Rutledge Wood and Mike Tirico in this photo on Patrick’s Instagram story:
What a crew.
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