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RG3 to drive pace car in Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will drive the pace car before Saturday night's NASCAR race at Richmond.

Richmond International Raceway made the announcement Wednesday, and says it happened with some help from Twitter.

The track says NASCAR driver and devout Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the ball rolling in late March when he tweeted to Griffin about being Grand Marshal for the race. Track President Dennis Bickmeier chimed in on Twitter, telling Griffin he'd love to have him drive the pace car instead.

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NASCAR Schedule
Sprint CupToyota Owners 400Apr. 264:14 PT5:14 MT6:14 CT7:14 ET19:14 ET23:14 GMT7:14 北京时间4:14 MST6:14 EST3:14 UAE (+1)6:14 CT1:14 CET TV: FOX
NationwideToyotaCare 250Apr. 254:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 北京时间4:15 MST6:15 EST3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 CT1:15 CET TV: ESNW
Camping World TruckSFP 250May 95:49 PT6:49 MT7:49 CT8:49 ET20:49 ET0:49 GMT8:49 北京时间5:49 MST7:49 EST4:49 UAE (+1)7:49 CT2:49 CET TV: FS1

NASCAR Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 J.Gordon 297 0
2 M.Kenseth 296 0
3 C.Edwards 278 1
4 D.Earnhardt Jr. 271 1
5 J.Johnson 270 0
6 K.Busch 269 1
7 B.Keselowski 246 1
8 J.Logano 245 1
9 R.Newman 236 0
10 A.Dillon 235 0
11 G.Biffle 227 0
12 T.Stewart 224 0
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