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Earnhardt Jr., Harvick make Bowl appearances

January 01, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Drivers do coin tosses for TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl and Outback Bowl, respectively

Dale Earnhardt Jr. provided extra excitement before the start of the 2014 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., by driving his No. 88 Chevrolet to midfield with the game ball and coin for the coin toss in it.

Meanhwile, Kevin Harvick did the same for the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla., between Iowa and Louisiana State.

With damp field conditions, there was some intrigue among those on social media as to whether Junior would be able to drive on the field. But the car, which is sponsored by Taxslayer.com, hardly needed an Air Titan to dry the field before driving in for the pregame festivities.

Here's a picture of Junior next to the car during pregame warmups (courtesy Twitter):

Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepares to drive out for the coin toss at the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl.

Here's a tweet that Kevin Harvick sent from the Outback Bowl, where he gave us a view from the cockpit:

Stewart-Haas Racing also tweeted a picture of Harvick's ride: