NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver accepts challenge presented by his beloved Washington Redskins.
Fully clothed in his National Guard uniform, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge following practice at Michigan International Speedway on Friday.
The challenge was initially made Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon and outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. Following his challenge, Earnhardt turned the tables back to Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, his crew chief Steve Letarte and six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. Snyder took the challenge later that afternoon and his president and G.M. Bruce Allen rincluded former Redskins coach and current NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs on the dare.
Letarte accepted on Saturday and passed the challenge on to his son, Clint Bowyer and Tony Gibson.
The Challenge raises money and awareness for ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.