Texas Motor Speedway provides special scoreboard section to Dale Jr.

first_imgRELATED: Dale Jr. gift gallery | Full schedule for TexasTexas Motor Speedway provided a Lone Star State-sized gift to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s season-long send-off, giving him part of the track’s scoreboard from his first win.Track president Eddie Gossage supervised the festivities on horseback before opening practice for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (2 p.m. ET, Sunday, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM).Earnhardt is set to make his likely final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at the 1.5-mile track, where he scored the first win of his premier series career as a rookie in 2000. Gossage unveiled a large scoreboard segment, with his former No. 8 illuminated in the first position as a parting gift.“That’s it. That’s the one,” Earnhardt said. “Isn’t that something?”The track also made the gift of naming a horse from a nearby therapeutic horse ranch in his honor as part of the Jr. Nation Apprecia88ion Tour. Gossage also provided a baby gift for Earnhardt and his wife, Amy — a kids’ hot-rodded push car stroller. [email protected] was gifted the original scoreboard of his first win at Texas and the track will sponsor a therapy horse in his name. #Appreci88ion pic.twitter.com/s2tls26KGf— Hendrick Motorsports (@TeamHendrick) November 3, 2017Earnhardt announced in April that this would be his final full season of competition.last_img read more