6 music videos Dale Earnhardt Jr. has appeared in over the years, from Jay Z’s to Nickelback’s – For The Win
This week, Dale Earnhardt Jr. explained how he was starstruck the time he met BeyoncÃ© and Jay Z while shooting the rapper’s music video for his 2006 song Show Me What You Got.
He wasn’t the only NASCAR driver in the video â Danica Patrick had a role too â but it’s also not the only music video Junior’s been in over the years. So since he brought it up, here’s a Throwback Thursday look at the wide variety of videos NASCAR’s 14-time most popular driver appeared in.
1. Jay Z, Show Me What You Got
Earnhardt is introduced just after Patrick at the 28-second mark.
2. Sheryl Crow, Steve McQueen
While on Ryan Blaneyâs Glass Case of Emotion podcast this week, Earnhardt said he loved driving vintage cars around for this video, and he did his own stunt driving. But at one point in the video, his car gets a bit of air, and while shooting, he said that move destroyed the car when it landed. He’s first seen in the video at the 42-second mark.
3. 3 Doors Down, The Road I’m On
Former NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is also in this video and shows off an uncomfortably awkward wave. Earnhardt is first seen in the video 29 seconds in, and Stewart shows up just a few seconds after that.
4. Nickelback, Rockstar
This music video has an enormous number of cameo appearances â including one from Wayne Gretzky and Grant Hill â and part Dale Jr.’s cameo appears to be shot at his famous race car graveyard. He’s first seen at the 1:21-minute mark and comes in again at 2:38, 3:21 and 3:58.
5. Trace Adkins, Rough & Ready
Junior shows up after only 20 seconds in this video.
6. Kid Rock, Warrior
This song was recorded as part of a campaign for the National Guard, which sponsored Earnhardt from 2008 to 2014. The NASCAR driver appears in a fire suit just six seconds in.