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CONCORD, N.C. -- Monday night provided one of the most thrilling college football championship games in recent memory, and the Hendrick Motorsports teammates seem to have been glued to the screen.

The Clemson Tigers out-dueled the Alabama Crimson Tide by a score of 35-31, with the winning touchdown coming with just one second remaining on the clock.

Before the nail-biter of a contest kicked off, Peyton Manning was honored on the field as a new member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. shared a special message for his Nationwide teammate, who joined the No. 88 team for a day at Bristol Motor Speedway last season.