NASCAR and the NFL, two pillars of American sports, share an extensive following and mutual admiration among enthusiasts. Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon, a fervent NFL devotee, recently encountered an unexpected off-track challenge – a comprehensive test probing his knowledge of NFL history.
The one-on-one exchange, aptly named “5for5,” occurred ahead of the NFL playoffs and was hosted by BetMgm. Despite Dillon’s reputation as a NASCAR speedster, his challenge in recalling NFL teams with the most playoff wins added a unique twist to his sports journey. Initially naming the Steelers and Patriots confidently, Dillon faced difficulty recalling additional teams.
With assistance from the interviewer, Dillon eventually added the Cowboys, 49ers, and Packers to his list. The entertaining exchange showcased a lighter side of the NASCAR driver, revealing his passion for NFL teams, albeit with a few playful hiccups. The interview resonated positively with mutual fans, evident in the enthusiastic comments under the post.
Kyle Busch Surprises in NFL Test, Showcasing NASCAR-NFL Nexus
Dillon’s RCR teammate, Kyle Busch, a three-time Cup Series champion and a distinguished figure in the NASCAR realm, emerges as an avid NFL aficionado with a particular allegiance to the Denver Broncos. His fervent support for the team and vocal expressions of enthusiasm for NFL football underscore his deep-seated passion for the sport.
In a similar encounter with the BetMgm team, Busch faced a challenging quiz on the ‘top 5 most bet-on players in the NFL to lead in passing yards.’ His performance reflected a commendable grasp of NFL dynamics. Starting with the LA Rams’ star quarterback, Matthew Stafford, Busch’s initial choice surprisingly did not align with the list. Undeterred, he effortlessly listed the subsequent four players.
However, the revelation of the number one player caught him off guard. Expressing visible surprise, Busch eventually identified Dolphins’ quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, eliciting a correct buzzer response. His amusement at Tua’s unexpected top-ranking position added a touch of humor to the quiz.
Beyond mere fandom, Busch has actively ventured into the realm of NFL athlete sponsorship, engaging in discussions regarding endorsement deals with notable players. This multifaceted involvement showcases his keen interest and active participation in the professional football arena.