Dale Earnhardt Jr. to run fall race at Martinsville


After retiring from the NASCAR Cup Series in November, it was a bit of a surprise for fans to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweet that he would return to racing for an Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway in November.

“Right now I just have the fall @RichmondRaceway race on my schedule,” Earnhardt tweeted. “Want to do more. Offering sponsorship packages that include one event with me in addition to 8-10 events with our 4 other cars.”

The news from Earnhardt came after a fan asked him about his 2018 racing schedule.

Earnhardt will be part of NBC’s sports coverage in the coming weeks. He will be debuting at the Super Bowl and then head to South Korea to cover the Olympics. He will then be part of NBC’s NASCAR coverage.

Given Earnhardt’s tweet, it would not be a complete surprise to see additional races added to his schedule for this season or in the future. The key information to take away is that if someone is willing to sponsor a JR Motorsports car, then Earnhardt Jr. will return to the track if needed.