Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Xfinity Star Reveals Touching Off-Season Endeavors for a “Life Changing Day” in Kenya

Published 12/15/2023, 1:05 AM EST

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Sam Mayer wrapped up the 2023 Xfinity Series with a bang, clinching the third spot after leading a whopping 177 laps. He hit a milestone with his first Xfinity victory at Road America and didn’t stop there; he bagged three more wins, zooming into the Championship 4 for the first time. Charged up for the next round, he’s set to team up again with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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But it’s not just his track performance that’s turning heads. Recently, Sam Mayer won over his fans with a heartwarming gesture off the racetrack. He shared a video on Twitter featuring himself and his girlfriend, Amelia Sawalich, where they are seen engaging with a group of kids. This simple yet touching moment showcased a different side of Sam Mayer, much to the delight of his followers.

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Sam Mayer, known for burning rubber as an Xfinity driver for Dale Earnhardt Jr, recently took a detour from the racetrack to embark on a heartwarming mission in Kenya. He shared an inspiring video that captured his visit to a care center for deaf children. In the clip, Mayer is seen as a ray of hope, fitting these young ones with hearing aids and lighting up their faces with joy.

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The video showcased his genuine interactions as he checked in with the kids, ensuring the hearing aids worked their magic. His gratitude post read, “Blessed to have had the opportunity to do a different type of work in Kenya. Being a part of a life-changing day for others is something I’ll never forget.” The touching moment when he exchanged high fives with the kids, their faces could be seen lit with the new world of sounds and it was proof of the day’s impact.

 

While it’s not a secret that many NASCAR drivers have a hand in philanthropy, Sam Mayer confessed that this particular day in Kenya was a transformative experience for him. However, he’s not alone in this journey of giving back; his boss, Dale Earnhardt Jr, is also known for his commitment to making a difference in society. Well, the race for goodwill often leads beyond the finish line, touching lives in unforgettable ways.

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Since its inception in 2007, the Dale Jr Foundation, established by Dale Earnhardt Jr, has been extremely generous, channeling over $8 million into charities that make a tangible difference in communities, schools, and the lives of countless individuals. The foundation casts a wide net of kindness, focusing on five key areas: empowerment, education, wellness, hunger, and hope.

One charity that has long been close to Earnhardt’s heart is the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Established in 1980, the organization dedicates itself to fulfilling the dreams of critically ill children. These wishes vary widely, from aspiring to be police officers or firefighters to visiting amusement parks. Some of these kids dream of meeting their racing heroes, and this is where Earnhardt plays a pivotal role.

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Earnhardt doesn’t just meet these children; he invites them into the world of NASCAR racing, offering them a behind-the-scenes glimpse and quality time with their favorite driver. His involvement goes beyond mere appearances; it’s about creating moments that these kids will treasure forever. In doing so, Earnhardt isn’t just a role model on the track but an inspiration to his team and fellow drivers, showing that the race for a better world is just as important as any on the track.

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Neha Dwivedi

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