Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives on grass, flips (coin) at Gator Bowl

Nick Bromberg
January 2, 2012

If you were looking for a Junior Update, you got one before Monday's TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl.

Because TaxSlayer is one of his sponsors at JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series, Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove his Nationwide Series car out onto the field before the game and flipped the coin for the opening coin toss.

Thankfully, Junior got some tips from Carl Edwards about what not to do when navigating a car on a grassy surface and Junior's car made it through the opening festivities unscathed.