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NASCAR World Reacts To Dale Jr's Performance On Sunday

A closeup of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 15: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet, prepares to drive during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 15, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Legendary race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is typically a NASCAR commentator for NBC, but FOX is borrowing him for today's GEICO 500.

Earnhardt Jr., who has also contributed to NBC Sports' Super Bowl and Olympics coverage, is in the booth this afternoon with FOX's Mike Joy and Clint Bowyer. They are calling the action from Talladega Superspeedway.

Because he won six times at Talledega, Earnhardt Jr. seems like a natural fit to call this race. Combing through Twitter, it seems like many racing fans think he is a natural fit with the FOX contingent in general.

Earnhardt Jr. won't be joining FOX full-time--at least not yet. But one wonders if the network could look to poach him down the road or at least try to get him on for more guest appearances, depending on what his NBC contract will allow.

“I’m really looking forward to having some fun with Mike, Clint and Larry (McReynolds) and the rest of the team,” Earnhardt said when the news of him joining the broadcast was announced. “Calling a race from Talladega is an incredibly fun experience. You absolutely have to be on your toes at all times … it doesn’t take much for all hell to break loose.”

You can catch the rest of the GEICO 500 on FOX.