Well, it turns out Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't have to drive an Eagles car after all.
Back in April, Earnhardt's sponsor, Axalta, revealed a new look to his No. 88 car that included an Eagles' logo, wings and midnight green. Earnhardt, a Redskins fan, wasn't thrilled (see story).
"I'm really sad about that being a Redskins fan," he said. "I hope all my Redskins pals don't disown me."
Earnhardt doesn't have anything to worry about. He doesn't have to drive the Eagles car at the Pocono 500 on June 11 thanks to an NFL rule.
According to NBC Sports, club logos can't be used in the promotion or presentation of another sport. This Eagles-themed Axalta All-Pro Teachers logo is no exception. Instead, Earnhardt will drive with a traditional paint scheme.
Here's the statement from the Eagles:
"Having been reminded of the NFL's policy, we understand and respect their point of view. While we are disappointed that we will not have the opportunity to increase the visibility of the Axalta All-Pro Teachers program through the Pocono 400 this year, we remain committed to supporting STEM curriculum and the educators who inspire our youth through our relationship with Axalta."