The guest picker for Week 2’s College GameDay will know a thing or two about Bristol Motor Speedway.
According to The Roanoke Times’ Mark Berman, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will be appear on the ESPN pregame show. Earnhardt is currently sidelined from racing while dealing with symptoms of a concussion.
“That’s a home run,” said GameDay producer show producer Jim Gaiero said of Earnhardt, according to Berman. “The best college football game is never really near the NASCAR community, whether it’s Charlotte or wherever the race is that week. They never seem to coincide. This is the perfect storm. And unfortunately with Junior’s condition, he has the time off. … He’s a huge football fan, too, so he’s fired up about this.”
The show will be station at the “Battle at Bristol,” which will feature Tennessee against Virginia Tech in front an estimated 150,000 fans.
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