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CONCORD, N.C. -- Just call him "Hammerhead."

Dale Earnhardt Jr. adopted his childhood nickname as his trucker handle for his trip to Daytona International Speedway. The driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Stars and Stripes Chevrolet SS decided to accompany it to the track as a passenger in the race team's hauler.

It made for some good social media commentary as well -- so take a look at how Earnhardt spent a trip that he called "long overdue."