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Ken Griffey Jr. got to wave the green flag at the Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Ken Griffey Jr. waves the green flag as Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, leads the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images) (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

It makes sense that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would be at the Daytona 500. He is, after all, a championship driver. But it turns out he wasn't the only Junior there:

And Earnhardt was a little nervous to actually meet the other one:

The Kid even got to wave the green flag to kick off the race (which was eventually won by Denny Hamlin by inches):

It turns out that Griffey's NASCAR connections run deep:

But he wasn't the only baseball player there. Apparently Earnhardt got his mouth to work by the time he met Bryce Harper:  

Earnhardt was so excited that he was tweeting about it the day before:

The Daytona 500 is clearly where all the cool people go to hang out on one very specific Sunday afternoon. Here's Bryce with CrossFit champion Rich Froning:

Carlos Gonzalez was there, too!

Even astronaut Buzz Aldrin stopped by:

We hope he, Harper and Griffey bonded over the fact that they have all been involved in launching things into space.