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Dale Earnhardt Jr. And Graham Rahal To Swap Cars

Quite an interesting story has been brewing on Twitter between NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and IndyCar driver Graham Rahal. Early in the afternoon on Monday, Rahal tweeted Earnhardt asking him if he would be interested a ride-swap of sorts. Rahal suggested that he drive the No. 88 National Guard Sprint Cup car and Earnhardt drives the No. 15 National Guard Indy car. From there the madness pursued.

Earnhardt seemed to be all for the idea on Twitter as the two drivers went on to try to suggest a location for the swap to take place.

Rahal first suggested that the two do this at a road course. If you are any sort of Earnhardt fan this might make you cringe because he has never ran well on road courses. Earnhardt himself even acknowledged that road courses aren’t his best tracks.



Earnhardt and Rahal aren’t the only ones excited about this happening. Dennis Bickmeier, the President of Richmond International Raceway got involved on Twitter offering up his services and his track. Talladega Speedway also chimed in on Twitter saying that the drivers could use their track for the swap if they wanted too. In the coming days and weeks one would have to imagine that Earnhardt and Rahal will be on the receiving end of numerous tracks wanting to be the host for this event.

As awesome as this is; this actually isn’t the first time that something like this has happened. Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo Montoya swapped rides at the Indianapolis road course in 2003. At the time of this swap Montoya was competing in Formula 1. Tony Stewart and Lewis Hamilton did the same thing in 2011 at Watkins Glen.

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