Tweet drives RG3 to RIR for Saturday night’s NASCAR race

Posted at 9:18 AM, Apr 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-23 09:27:23-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will be in Richmond this weekend to drive the pace car at Saturday’s TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.

“It started with a tweet from Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) to Robert Griffin III (@RGIII), followed by some chiming in from Richmond International Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier (@RIRprez) and RIR (@RIRinsider),” RIR spokesman Rich Denzler said. “Griffin will join thousands of fans who align with the Redskins and NASCAR, just a short trip south of Washington, DC.”

Before the race, Griffin will visit with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Hall of Fame Washington Redskins Head Coach (and NASCAR team owner) Joe Gibbs.