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The longtime NASCAR driver and fan-favorite sports personality explained a situation involving the police that happened just shortly after hitting a pine tree with his pickup.
On his way down the road, Dale Earnhardt Jr. revealed that he had stopped to help a few folks who had found themselves in a bit of a pickle with the sudden onset of a wet winter weather. He used his pickup truck to help pull a few cars out, but soon found himself the victim of icy roads when he hit a pine tree headfirst.
NC stay off the roads today/tonight. 5 minutes after helping these folks I center punched a pine tree. All good. Probably just needs a new alignment. pic.twitter.com/OfA5Q28jew
— Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) January 17, 2018
Thankfully, nobody in any of the accidents was hurt, but as it turns out – Dale Jr. did end up in a very interesting situation with a police officer.
Speaking about his “incident” with the pine tree after helping the folks in the above photo, Dale Jr. explained how he wound up rescuing a police officer on his way home. All in a day’s work for NASCAR’s 15-time favorite driver, right?
“After my pine tree incident, was driving home and came up on a police car sideways near the ditch,” he wrote on Twitter. “Me and 3 other strangers pushed him to safety. No photo evidence. Him being a cop and all, it didn’t feel right exposing his quagmire.”
After my pine tree incident, was driving home and came up on a police car sideways near the ditch. Me and 3 other strangers pushed him to safety. No photo evidence. Him being a cop and all, it didn’t feel right exposing his quagmire.
— Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) January 18, 2018
Sounds like his snow day was event-filled and quite busy for this retired race car driver! Luckily all the incidents were minor and everyone was able to make it home safely – with the officer able to continue helping other citizens!
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