Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 8/30/12

Want to a know unique way to spice up a preseason football game broadcast? Have a NASCAR driver step in and provide some guest commentary. During Wednesday night’s game between the Redskins and Buccaneers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. joined ESPN980′s Larry Michael, Sonny Jurgensen and Sam Huff. At one point, Jr. grabbed the reins and took over the play-by-play while the Redskins were inside the red zone. It turns out he was good luck.

As soon as Dale Jr. stepped in, Roy Helu took a handoff and turned the corner for a 15-yard score. Earnhardt played it as cool as you would have expected him to, but he seemed fully confident in labeling the play a touchdown even though Helu hit the pylon and it appeared borderline. That type of certainty could only come from a man who drives 200 mph for a living.

H/T Eye on Football

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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