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Dale Jr tweet gives Ricciardo 'goosebumps'

AUSTIN, Texas -- Daniel Ricciardo's show run in Dale Earnhardt's 1984 car prompted a tweet of appreciation from the NASCAR legend's son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., on Saturday. The tweet left Ricciardo slightly lost for words. On Saturday morning at the Circuit of the Americas, host of this weekend's U.S. Grand Prix, Ricciardo drove Earnhardt's Monte Carlo Chevrolet car, painted in Wrangler's blue and yellow, as a reward for winning last month's Italian Grand Prix -- McLaren's first win since the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix. The ride was offered to Ricciardo by McLaren CEO and avid race car collector Zak Brown, who said at the start of the year he would let the Australian drive it after scoring his...
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