Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns to NXS competition at Homestead
for the first event at the 1.5-mile oval on Saturday.
• This marks the first time Earnhardt Jr. is back behind the
wheel since a fifth-place finish at Darlington Raceway in 2019.
• In five previous NXS starts at Homestead, Earnhardt Jr.
recorded a best finish of second coming in the 1999 event.
• Earnhardt Jr. also made 17 starts in the Cup Series at
Homestead, scoring a best finish of third in 2013.
• Additionally, Homestead is the site of Earnhardt Jr.’s 631st and
final Cup Series start in 2017.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back
behind the wheel. It’s definitely going to
be interesting having not been in a car in
almost a year to jump back in and go race
without having any practice. I’m excited
to get back and to get to work with Taylor
(Moyer, crew chief) and all of the guys on
this team. We’ve been working toward
this race with Hellmann’s for a while now
and I’m happy it’s finally here.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!