Dale Jr. gives F1 star Ricciardo 'open invite' for XFINITY road race

October 31, 2015

Daniel Ricciardo could be competing in a NASCAR XFINITY Series road course race in 2016.

The NASCAR XFINITY Series has three road course races on its 2016 schedule:

Of those three races, Road America is the only one that would conflict with a Formula One World Championship race (the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix).

During a Twitter Q&A session, NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. was asked, “When will we see Daniel Ricciardo in a Jr. Motorsports car?” which led to the following Twitter conversation:


Dale Earnhardt Jr. currently fields three JR Motorsports cars in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

Ricciardo races the No. 3 in the Formula One World Championship in memory of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s father, Dale Earnhardt, who won seven NASCAR Cup Series championships but was killed in a crash during the 2001 Daytona 500.

The two racing stars, Earnhardt Jr. and Ricciardo, have followed each other’s racing progress throughout the past couple of seasons.