RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — A young race fan from Norfolk was brought to tears before the start of Sunday’s NASCAR cup race at Richmond Raceway.

Cheyenne Elise Bell posed for a picture with Denny Hamlin, unable to contain her joy after meeting her idol.

“I love it so much,” she said. “Literally every time he just stops (to meet fans) … I love him so much.”

“Can’t beat it,” said her father, Dave.