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Earnhardt Jr. opens up TaxSlayer Bowl with special introduction

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, speaks with Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, in the garage during qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 7, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, speaks with Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, in the garage during qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 7, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

While Georgia and Penn State both possess speed on the football field, neither can compare to the high-octane pace Dale Earnhardt Jr. is used to.

Driving onto the field for the coin flip @taxslayerbowl pic.twitter.com/IOFoOUydeD

— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) January 2, 2016

The stock car racing driver delighted the fans in attendance during the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville -- as he drove his car onto the field prior to the start.

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TaxSlayer.com acts as one of Earnhardt Jr.'s sponsors -- hence the link between the driver and the event. A video was posted on Earnhardt Jr.'s Twitter page, giving the viewers an inside look from the driver's perspective as he rode onto the field.

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