Chad Johnson, the Cincinnati Bengals’ all-time leader in receiving yards with 10,783, recently spent time with two of the biggest names in motorsports.
Johnson posted a photo of himself trackside at Charlotte Motor Speedway next to Dale Earnhardt Jr. while wearing a baggy fire suit and leaning on a JR Motorsports Xfinity Series stock car.
What happened that day was recently posted this week on the “I Am Athlete” podcast.
During the IAA podcast, Dale Jr. talked about Chad Johnson and his bizarre behavior, which started before they ever left pit road.
“Chad, he was probably the more nervous out of all of them. And I might be wrong and I haven’t spent a ton of time around him, and I don’t really truly know his personality, but when he gets nervous, he tries to be funny. He’s like, ‘I’m going to do this without a helmet,’ knowing we’re not going to do it without a helmet.”
“He’s like, ‘I don’t want the window net. Don’t put the window net up. You can leave that down, right?’ He’s just kind of kept dragging it out and prolonging us leaving pit road.”
Earnhardt said Johnson’s odd behavior continued.
“He got in the car and he kicked his shoes off. And then when we’re going around the track he starts waving for me to stop. And we slow down and he’s like ‘my foot got burned.’ We went like three laps, but this was the fourth run so the floorboard of the car had heat in it so I think he could have burned his foot. He was like, ‘I gotta get out. It hurts. It’s burns.’ His ride was a little quirky, kind of weird.”