Dale Earnhardt Jr’s one-off NASCAR race still on after plane crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr’s plan to contest subsequent weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Collection race at Darlington continues to be on regardless of his latest aircraft crash.

Earnhardt, who retired from full-time NASCAR competitors on the finish of the 2017 season, has nonetheless competed in a single Xfinity race every season.

His lone begin this yr was deliberate for August 31 at Darlington Raceway.

Final Thursday a aircraft carrying Earnhardt and his household crashed and burst into flames at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee.

They rapidly escaped, with Earnhardt the one passenger taken to hospital however launched with minor accidents a number of hours later.

In a message on his Twitter account, Earnhardt mentioned “I plan on driving nonetheless” at Darlington and outlined extra particulars of his accidents from the crash for the primary time.

“My decrease again is bruised up actual unhealthy,” he wrote.

“Plenty of swelling and I simply want that to go down and the ache to relax out.”

Earnhardt mentioned he had a “plan B however I hope to not use it”.

The 44-year-old’s JR Motorsports Chevrolet for Darlington is about to run in a paint scheme honouring his late father Dale Sr.

The livery is impressed by colors Dale Sr ran for his first Cup Collection begin, the 1975 World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Earnhardt certified second and completed fourth in his 2018 one-off Xfinity race, which happened at Richmond.

The Nationwide Transportation and Security Board continues to be investigating the reason for the Earnhardts

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