Plenty of drivers tuned in Sunday night to see former fellow competitor Travis Pastrana jump his motorcycle over a bunch of cars, buses and the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
That was cool and neat and all, but the night’s biggest leap of faith went to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Noah Gragson.
— Noah Gragson (@NoahGragson) July 9, 2018
The “dude” in question? WWE Hall of Famer and friend of NASCAR, Bill Goldberg.
Now, Gragson is but a ripe 19 years of age and Goldberg’s professional wrestling heyday had pretty much wrapped up in the mid-2000s. Thus, it’s easy to see how the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver could tune in to this broadcast, see this unfamiliar, jacked dude wearing a pair of tiny shades and tweet something out about his (objectively questionable) eyewear choice.
But it also takes two seconds to Google “Goldberg” and realize it’s a “dude” you don’t want to be teasing on social media — especially one that tends to come around often and routinely takes in the races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
I guarantee you’ll take me serious when I meet you kid 👊😂 https://t.co/l7c29V2MN5
— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) July 9, 2018
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon quickly jumped in to mediate/add fuel to the fire.
— Austin Dillon (@austindillon3) July 9, 2018
Anyway, be sure to tune in to the races at Bristol next month, where Gragson will likely set a new race record for speed as he tries to outrun a full-on, spearing Goldberg.