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CONCORD, N.C. -- With just five days until the Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is in New York City to help promote "The Great American Race."

His busy Tuesday will feature a handful of stops, but a major one in the morning was a visit to the "Today" show.

There, he helped wave the green flag for a soap box derby race and chatted with host Bryant Gumbel. Take a look at the highlights from Earnhardt's visit below.