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"Bruised Up Real Bad": Dale Earnhardt Jr. Speaks On His Plane Accident And The Effects It Will Have On His Racing

Date August 23, 2019 13:50

NASCAR superstar, Dale Earnhardt Jr was recently involved in a plane crash with his wife and daughter. This happened on August 15, as reported by his sister.

His sister Kelley Earnhardt tweeted about the news saying:

" I can confirm Dale, Amy & Isla, along with his two pilots were involved in a crash in Bristol TN this afternoon."

According to the Carter County Sheriff's Office, the plane ran off the runway and caught fire.

However, Kelley confirmed that Dale and his family are safe and have been hospitalized for further evaluation and check-up.

Dale speaks on his accident

The NASCAR racing legend took to Twitter to pass some comments on his recent accident.

A fan had questioned him if he would be racing at Next Week's NASCAR Xfinity Race taking place at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.

Dale replied,

"Yes. I plan on driving still. My lower back is bruised up real bad. Lots of swelling and I just need that to go down and the pain to chill out. I have been treating the area every day solely to get well to race. I have a plan B but hope not to use it."

Fans fully support him

Fans have expressed their 100% support of Dale, telling him to take all the time he needs to recover.

We do hope Dale takes all the time and gets his health back a hundred percent!