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NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is a big Washington Redskins fan Redskins fan, gets ready for the Redskins players to show up, Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017 in Richmond, Va. (Shaban Athuman/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

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NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., a big Washington Redskins fan, gets ready for Redskins players to arrive, Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017 in Richmond, Va. (Shaban Athuman/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

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NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives Washington Redskins linebacker Will Compton around the Richmond Raceway track on Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017 in Richmond, Va. (Shaban Athuman/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

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FILE - In the March 20, 2006, file photo, NASCAR driver Bill Lester puts on his head and neck restraint in his car as he gets ready for a rain-delayed start of the NASCAR Golden Corral 500 auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, in Hampton, Ga. On Sunday, June 11, 2017, Darrell Wallace Jr. became just the eighth black driver to race in NASCAR's top Cup series when he started at Pocono Raceway. Lester was rooting for Wallace on Sunday. Lester made two starts in 2006 and was the last black driver to make a Cup start. Lester met Wallace at a Truck race in Kansas a few years ago and had followed his progression through NASCAR. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)

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Driver Ryan Blaney, center, and broadcast pit reporter Chris Neville, left, look over notes after a pit stop during the NASCAR xfinity Series auto race, Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., left, and broadcast pit reporter Jamie Little look over a monitor during the NASCAR xfinity Series auto race, Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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FILE - In this April 11, 2015, file photo, Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon waves during introductions before a NASCAR auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. First went Jeff Gordon. Then Tony Stewart. Now Dale Earnhardt Jr. is packing his bags to leave NASCAR. All have their own reasons, but the nation's most popular auto racing series is a victim of its own popularity. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp, File)

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Driver Ryan Blaney looks over the track before a NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Monday, April 24, 2017 in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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Driver Ryan Blaney watches as cars go around the track before practice for a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race on Friday, April 21, 2017 in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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A model car of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. waits to be autographed before a NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Monday, April 24, 2017 in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.(88) hits the wall as cars get past him during a NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017, file photo, Kurt Busch sits behind the wheel as he prepares for NASCAR auto racing practice at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Monster Energy is set to start a two-year sponsorship deal with a two-year option worth a reported $20 million annually _ a staggering discount from the $750 million, 10-year deal Sprint had paid NASCAR to have its name emblazoned in the title series. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

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Denny Hamlin, right, signs autographs for fans as he walks to his garage at a NASCAR auto racing practice session at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Chase Elliott answers questions during an interview at NASCAR Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Joey Logano answers questions during NASCAR Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Danica Patrick shows off her driving shoes during an interview at NASCAR Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. answers questions during an interview at NASCAR Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Brendan Gaughan makes comments at NASCAR Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Jimmie Johnson, left, talks with a team member outside his garage during a practice session for the Clash NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) **FILE**

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FILE - In this June 30, 2016, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. gestures as he speaks during a news conference before the start of a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing practice at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and a familiar face this year in its bid to rebound from declining ratings and attendance. The next 11 months will show if Dale Earnhardt Jr., Monster Energy and different rules can provide the needed jolt.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)