NASCAR drivers sometimes plane-pool to tracks. It makes sense; if you're going to the same place as a bunch of people you know in a car, you carpool, right?
Apparently Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ryan Newman had a plane-pool arrangement on Junior's plane to go to Michigan on Friday. But Junior forgot.
Weekend started off on wrong foot. Left @RyanJNewman at the airport. Forgot he was riding with us. Imma pay for this one.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) June 13, 2014
I'm hoping and praying that the reason @RyanJNewman isn't responding to my text are because he is at 40,000 feet. Please be at 40,000 feet.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) June 13, 2014
Mike Hoag, who works for JR Motorsports, got this text from Newman.
It looks like Newman wasn't stranded, however.
You know how superstitious people in sports can be. If Newman wins this week, he may be asking Junior to leave him at the airport every week. OK, probably not, but it'd be a hilarious new tradition if it happened.
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