Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s farewell gift from Talladega Superspeedway on Friday brought a big smile to the retiring driver and joyful tears to his wife, Amy.
The speedway gave Dale Jr. the Chevy Monte Carlo that his dad drove on his way to his first championship. The gift was given on behalf of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and the state of Alabama.
Earnhardt then drove the car around the speedway, but not before drawing laughs by asking, “Brakes working?”
“This has me in full on ugly cry tears,” Amy Earnhardt tweeted. “What an awesome gift!”
“Gotta thank Talladega and the state of Alabama,” Dale Jr. said. “They’ve been really good to me. Hopefully we can get them a win.”