J. Cole (@JColeNC @DaleJr) and the legendary NASCAR driver don’t have much in common except for the fact they’re both from North Carolina and are very exceptional at what they do. With that said, Dale Earnhardt Jr. happens to be a fan of Jermaine’s music and finding that out made for a hilarious shout out at the end of “2014 Forest Hills Drive” album.

ESPN brought the two together as the centerpiece for their magazines music issue. Read some excerpts on the next page and check out the cover below.