August 2019

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hospitalized After Plane Crash

The former NASCAR driver's private plane crashed at a Tennessee airport on Thursday. . Earnhardt Jr., his wife, Amy, their 15-month-old daughter, two pilots and a dog were all on board the plane. . Based on initial reports, everyone made it out alive. , Thomas Gray, Carter County Sheriff's Department, via statement. Earnhardt Jr. was taken to a local hospital for evaluation after the crash at 3:40 p.m. EST. . The plane was engulfed in flames after the crash landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport. . Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from his broadcasting duties at NBC Sports. . This weekend's NASCAR race will take place 15 miles from the crash site at Bristol Motor Speedway. . We’re all in agreement that he should take this weekend off to be with his family. We look forward to having him back in the booth next month at Darlington. , NBC Sports, via statement