Whether you love NASCAR, hate it, or are indifferent toward it, you probably have heard the name Dale Earnhardt at one point or another.

In case you haven’t, Earnhardt is a legendary NASCAR driver who tragically passed away in a crash at the end of the 2001 Daytona 500. His son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., has become one of the (if not the most) popular drivers in the sport today.

Saturday, the NASCAR Twitter account posted an emotional tribute to Earnhardt and Junior and I hope you have tissues ready.


I don’t care who you are, that’s the kind of video that leads to waterworks every single time.

Dale Jr.’s response to the video was equally emotional.

Junior, now 42 years old, will go for his third career Daytona 500 victory on Sunday.