Hendrick Motorsports, Dale Jr. take part in TaxSlayer Bowl

Dale Earnhardt Jr. performed the coin toss for the Tax Slayer Bowl on Saturday, driving his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet onto the field before the game. 

Rob Foldy

It may be the NASCAR offseason, but Hendrick Motorsports and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were busy this weekend, taking part in the TaxSlayer Bowl between Penn State and Georgia on Saturday afternoon. 

The No. 88 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet was on hand for fan photos, while Earnhardt took part in a Q&A outside the Jacksonville, Florida stadium. Prior to the game, Earnhardt took in the attention before driving onto the field to perform the opening coin toss. 

Despite some requests, the fan-favorite did not perform any donuts on the field to get the crowd in the spirit.