In celebration of his return to racing before the 59th Annual Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. switched out his fire suit for a Goodyear blimp pilot uniform and took a different kind of lap around the Daytona area on Wednesday, surprising a U.S. military veteran with the ride of a lifetime.
Following his flight behind the controls of the Goodyear blimp, Earnhardt Jr. will resume the familiar position behind the wheel of his car this Sunday after a brief hiatus from racing in 2016. The driver is seeking his third Daytona 500 victory on the confidence of Goodyear tires.
In addition to the day’s events, Goodyear teamed up with Earnhardt Jr. to provide the ultimate Daytona 500 experience to Paul Siverson, a Vietnam and Gulf War Veteran, who served in the military for 30 years. Goodyear also surprised Siverson with a donation to NCServes, a nonprofit organization where he volunteers that provides comprehensive services to veterans, service members and their families.
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