Earnhardt forecasts potential as weatherman


By Caleb Whisler, Staff Writer

On Friday morning at WCNC in Charlotte, Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded in his fire suit for a chance at hosting the weather. The partnership with WCNC was made possible by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. The goal was to promote the Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady tire.

Earnhardt was able to join Larry Sprinkle in providing the residents of the Charlotte are a seven-day outlook. While on the air, Earnhardt also previews the weather implications for this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.

“Whether you’re on the track or driving to pick up your loved ones, you’re always aware of how the weather is impacting driving conditions,” said Earnhardt. It’s both fun and a little terrifying to have people hang on your every word as a weatherman, but whatever the forecast is, having Goodyear WeatherReadys on your car will give you a peace of mind when you’re out on the road.”

Earlier this year, Earnhardt went to social media to answer a question about who is favorite weatherman was. Earnhardt responded that Sprinkle was his favorite. Earnhardt was impressed to learn that Sprinkle gets up at 1:30 am every morning to bring the weather to the residents of Charlotte.

Here is the full segment:

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