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Dale Jr. Takes to Twitter to Embarrass His Niece

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When you’re related to a celebrity, there are bound to be a few perks. Karsyn Elledge is the granddaughter of legendary NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt, and Team Chevy’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. is her uncle. Yesterday she reached a big milestone and passed the tests to qualify for her learner’s permit in North Carolina, and her uncle couldn’t let the occasion pass without a tweet to his 1.13 million followers.

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North Carolina drivers will now know to watch the road for her behind the wheel. The whole family is active on Twitter, and her mother also celebrated with a tweet.

What Dale Jr. and Kelley fail to mention, though, is that Karsyn is already a racer herself, and is pretty familiar with driving a vehicle. She races actively with Mini Outlaw go-karts and won her first 250 event earlier this month. Her father, Jimmy Elledge, is a NASCAR crew chief and helps her maintain her go-karts that are decorated with her famous grandfather’s number three and his paint scheme.

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Besides racing, Karsyn is a host of a NickToons show called “NASCAR Hammer Down” and, according to her mother, is looking for another job. If she keeps working hard, she might be able to afford her first car to go with that shiny new permit.

Source: NBC Sports