He’s got speed, too: RG3 takes in NASCAR action at Richmond

Robert Griffin III, of the Washington Redskins, presents Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota, with a jersey prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 26, 2014 in Richmond, Va.

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Thanks in part to a Twitter conversation with Dale Earnhardt Jr., Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was named the honorary pace car driver for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. 

Before conducting his honorary duties behind the wheel of the pace car, the NFL star hit the RIR garage and motorhome lot to meet some of NASCAR’s biggest stars.