No, number 88 driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not giving up on his sandwich, not even if you don’t like it. Instead, he is using his weird and unique mayo with banana sandwich to raise money to feed children. However, it can only be hoped that he is not looking to feed them the same sandwich.
As many NASCAR fans now know, Dale a one habit that is not really enticing, even appetizing. In a tweet, he revealed a plate where his favorite sandwich is being made. It is simply bread spread with Hellmann’s mayo topped with large banana slices. According to Dale, “I swear it’s delicious.” Others might beg to differ.
Today, however, everyone can agree that Dale and his Banana & Hellmann’s Mayo sandwich are setting out to do something good.
In a video post on the JR Motorsports page, Dale told everyone about his plan to feed school children using not his now-famous sandwich, but from proceeds he can collect from fans for two weeks until April 23. That will be the day Dale will race the Hellmann’s car at the Toyota Owners 400 in Richmond.
Dale is making this possible with a partnership between his Dale Jr. Foundation and organization Blessings in a Backpack, which feeds more than 88,000 children. According to the organization, these school children tend to rely on federal free meals for their food during school days.
During the weekends, however, these children have nothing to eat. This is where the organization comes in, giving weekend food to school children in 900 schools across 46 states.
For his part, Dale said he will match up to $50,000 whatever amount the Dale Jr. Sandwich fundraising campaign has made. And about that sandwich, Dale said, “I really don’t know what the fuss is all about.”