Liberal actors from Hollywood aren't the only celebrities speaking out against President Donald Trump's executive order on travel bans -- legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. has jumped in the fray as well.
In response to him, Earnhardt noted that his own family came over to America to escape religious persecution -- and he said that immigrants are an integral part of what America stands for.
"My [family] immigrated from Germany in 1700s escaping religious persecution," he wrote. "America is created by immigrants."
@GelarBudidarma my fam immigrated from Germany in 1700s escaping religious persecution. America is created by immigrants.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@Dale Earnhardt Jr.)1485657959.0
Many of Earnhardt's fans praised him for speaking out, and said they appreciated having his voice in the debate.
@DaleJr @GelarBudidarma thank you for speaking up, I know a lot of folks in the country look up to you.— Maureen (@Maureen)1485710871.0
@DaleJr @GelarBudidarma Thank you, sir. You’re a model for those who worry taking a stand might cost them something.— Spencer Critchley (@Spencer Critchley)1485722578.0
@DaleJr @GelarBudidarma Thank you, Mr. Earnhardt -- you make me proud to be American!— ericlinuskaplan (@ericlinuskaplan)1485717491.0
Earnhardt's voice carries a lot of weight among NASCAR fans -- as the Charlotte Observer notes, "he’s been voted NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver a record 13 times."