Earnhardt Jr. was at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday for a Dale Jr. Foundation charity ride-along event. The problem: Earnhardt Jr. has not been cleared to drive by his doctors as he recovers from concussion-like symptoms. The event raises "quite a bit of money," Junior said in a video posted to Twitter.
Never fear, 'Smoke' is here. The three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion volunteered to fill the seat so Tuesday's event could go off without a hitch. Earnhardt Jr. posted the thank-you video below, calling Stewart a "good dude" for filling in.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) October 5, 2016
What friends do for friends pic.twitter.com/jIGLS6LdU9— Eddie Jarvis (@Eddiejgo14) October 5, 2016