It has been confirmed that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will race on the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway this season.
The race is scheduled for September 11. The last time he raced at Richmond, in 2018, he finished fourth. Since retiring from full-time racing in 2017, Earnhardt Jr. has maintained the tradition of running one Xfinity race every season and this year will mark the fourth year of his ongoing habit.
“It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since that terrible day,” Earnhardt said. “The spirit of unity and togetherness our country felt on Sept. 11 is just as relevant now as it was then. I’m honored to be driving this car, and championing Unilever’s United for America program.”
Never forget. Two decades after the 9/11 attacks, @dalejr unites with @unileverusa for a meaningful @nascar_xfinity return on Sept. 11. pic.twitter.com/aEEtTbwowx
— JR Motorsports (@JRMotorsports) May 4, 2021
His car will be sponsored by Unilever and carry a United for America paint scheme paying tribute to the victims of 9/11.
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Honored to be driving this @unileverusa car.
Never forget. https://t.co/JS1NkI2SND
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) May 4, 2021
Earnhardt Jr.’s last victory was in 2016, his 24th career win. Since 2017, he has competed in Richmond in 2018, Darlington in 2019 and Homestead, Fla., last year.