NASCAR Nextel Cup Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and
Model/Car Enthusiast Courtney Hansen
at the Los Angeles premiere of Talladega Nights:
The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - July 26, 2006
Q. I saw a photo of Dale Jr and Courtney Hansen at the premiere of Talladega Nights. Did he take her as his date?
A. Highly doubtful. More likely: photo op.
Courtney is a Los Angeles-based model/tv personality who attends several red carpet events a month--and has been photographed with many drivers. She is an automobile and racing enthusiast----her dad is the famed SCCA driver Jerry Hansen and her family owned Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
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