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One of the most important names in racing wants to drive for another legend Sarah Crabill / Stringer

New Jersey to San Francisco is a long flight. And if you are a racing driver from the highest pedigree stuck on a long flight, you might just get bored and start taking fan questions on Twitter. That’s what Marco Andretti did, at least.

These driver-fan interactions are usually good for some entertainment, but rarely does anything newsworthy happen. But when your last name is Andretti and you invoke the name of another iconic racing family, people take notice.

Dale and Kelley, as in Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller. Owners of JR motorsports.

An Andretti-Earnhardt partnership? That is a powerful proposition.

This isn’t the first time the Indycar veteran has entertained a jump to stock car racing, and he has said before he would prefer to start out in a lower series.

In an AP interview earlier this year, Andretti said, “I don’t think I should jump right to Cup. I think there’s probably some Xfinity stuff that could be a possibility.”

According to NBCSports, if Marco were to run in a NASCAR event, he would be the first Andretti in seven years after his cousin John competed in the 2010 Daytona 500.

Related: Andretti Autosport wins a second straight Indy 500 and makes history on the way

Anthony Brown About the author:
Anthony Brown's crowning achievements are rebuilding a $500 Honda VFR and getting rid of his wife's beige Camry. He has owned nine cars in the last ten years, none of them automatic.
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