Ever since the Iconic Dale Earnhardt Jr retired from full-time racing, the 46-y-o has spent most of his time as an motorsports analyst. However, at least once every year, he gets down to driving one race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with his own team, JR Motorsports, sporting the famous No.8 ride.
It seems like the ever green 45-year-old is by no means done with competitive driving any time soon. Speaking in an recent interview, Earnhardt Jr spoke about which location it could be this time around in the NASCAR Xfinity 2021 campaign.
Dale Jr stated, “I do know where I’m going to be driving in the Xfinity Series, but we haven’t announced it yet. So I’m not really allowed to tell you. But it’s somewhere that I’ve raced before in the last couple of years.”
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“And they cannot activate in time to be able to run the first Martinsville race. So that knocks that one off the list because Martinsville is where I wanted to go.”
“I do not want to run that last Martinsville race because that’s in the middle of the playoffs and I don’t want to be any part of that storyline. So I’m going to completely avoid any of those races in the playoffs next year,” concluded Earnhardt on the subject.
The 45-y-o said, “But we’ll have an announcement soon on where that race track is. I’m sure some of you guys can kind of guess where it might be. But I’m really looking forward to it because I love being behind the wheel.”
Based on Dale Earnhardt’s those words, the possible options that crop up are the races at Richmond, Homestead, and Darlington.