This time it was Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the role of spectator.
Two days after withstanding a lengthy rain delay and avoiding numerous wrecks to win the Daytona 500, the most popular NASCAR driver sat down to watch the wild reactions that his fans had to the victory.
"We've got such a supportive fan base," told Hannah Storm of ESPN after watching some of the euphoric reactions. "You that see it's so genuine. They do a really good job of embracing you and holding you up and motivating you."