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NFL Spares Redskins Fan Earnhardt From Racing in Eagles Car

The NFL spared Washington Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr. from racing in a Philadelphia Eagles car.

Earnhardt was scheduled to race next week at Pocono Raceway in the No. 88 Chevrolet wrapped in team colors and with the Eagles logo.

Hendrick Motorsports and the Eagles said the sponsorship is off because the NFL doesn't allow team designs accompanying the promotion or presentation of another sport.

Earnhardt will drive the NASCAR Cup race with the Axalta paint scheme at Pocono.

The Eagles agreed to team with Axalta as part of the All-Pro Teachers program, which recognizes outstanding sixth through 12th grade teachers concentrating on STEM education in the Delaware Valley.

Earnhardt, NASCAR’s most popular driver, joked he hoped the Redskins would not disown him.

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