TODAY | July 25, 2013
>>> to a legend of nascar , dale earnhardt jr . nice to see you. it's a pleasure.
>> can we call you junior?
>> you've got a big weekend coming up. you've got the brick yard 400. and not to bring up bad things, but you've never kissed the brick, so to speak.
>> that's correct.
>> why not? is
>> it's a tough race to win. it's one of our major events. i think we've got a good shot. i've got one of the best crew chiefs and strategists in the business, and i dream about kissing them bricks all the time. let's see if we can make it happen.
>> you ever practice kissing bricks?
>> i don't practice, but if fans want to see the show, they can tune in 1:00 sunday and find out if we win or not.
>> and after a seven-year absence, in 2015 nascar is back on nbc.
>> as an owner and driver in the sport, that's a big deal for me. i think the fans can expect big things . i know nbc and nascar worked together in the past, but i'm excited about this.
>> i'm always curious about superstitions with sports figures and stars like yourself. any superstitions going in?
>> i just have the basic superstitions myself, walking under ladders, nothing else, though. nascar , i think green is bad luck , and eating peanuts around a race car is bad luck for some reason. there's some old wives tales like that.
>> checkers are good luck. you like those checkered flags. dale earnhardt jr ., nice to see