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RG3 to drive pace car in Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will drive the pace car before Saturday night's NASCAR race at Richmond.

Richmond International Raceway made the announcement Wednesday, and says it happened with some help from Twitter.

The track says NASCAR driver and devout Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the ball rolling in late March when he tweeted to Griffin about being Grand Marshal for the race. Track President Dennis Bickmeier chimed in on Twitter, telling Griffin he'd love to have him drive the pace car instead.

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NASCAR Schedule
Sprint CupToyota Owners 400Apr. 264:14 PT5:14 MT6:14 CT7:14 ET19:14 ET23:14 GMT7:14 北京时间4:14 MST6:14 EST3:14 UAE (+1)6:14 CT1:14 CET TV: FOX
NationwideToyotaCare 250Apr. 254:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 北京时间4:15 MST6:15 EST3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 CT1:15 CET TV: ESNW
Camping World TruckSFP 250May 95:49 PT6:49 MT7:49 CT8:49 ET20:49 ET0:49 GMT8:49 北京时间5:49 MST7:49 EST4:49 UAE (+1)7:49 CT2:49 CET TV: FS1
2014 ToyotaCare 250
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Trevor Bayne
Tanner Berryhill
Ryan Blaney
Mike Bliss
Chris Buescher
James Buescher
Kyle Busch
Matt Carter
Landon Cassill
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Nationwide Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 C.Elliott 271 2
2 R.Smith 258 1
3 E.Sadler 251 0
4 T.Dillon 248 0
5 T.Bayne 241 0
6 B.Scott 225 0
7 B.Gaughan 215 0
8 D.Kwasniewski 200 0
9 J.Buescher 195 0
10 R.Reed 172 0
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