At age 6, Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the best seat in the house to watch dad race

Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks a lot different now than he did at age 6.

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Growing up the son of a NASCAR legend, Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent a lot of time at the racetrack.

In this Throwback Thursday photo — which we’re using in honor of Flashback Friday — a 6-year-old Dale Jr. stands atop a camper in the infield of the old Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway while watching his dad race on Feb. 22, 1981.