Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s plane bounced at least twice before 'coming down hard' in fiery crash: NTSB

ABC NewsNASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s plane bounced at least twice before "coming down hard" on the right main landing gear resulting in Thursday's fiery crash, officials said Friday. Earnhardt, his wife and their 1-year-old daughter were on board with two pilots ...

August 16th 2019


FAA shares details from Dale Earnhardt Jr. plane crash: Hard landing before catching fire

USA TODAYThe Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Friday that the plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family experienced a “hard landing, bounced, departed the runway and caught fire” on Thursday. Earnhardt Jr., his wife, Amy, and daughter, Isla, ...

August 16th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets a break from the broadcast booth after surviving a plane crash

CNN(CNN) Having just survived a plane crash in Tennessee, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be excused from participating in the broadcast of Saturday's NASCAR Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway, NBC Sports says. Earnhardt, the famed former NASCAR driver and ...

August 16th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss NBC broadcasting gig after family survives fiery crash landing

Fox NewsThe plane involved in the crash is registered to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s race team, JR Motorsports. The former driver of car No. 88 is expected to return to the broadcast booth Labor Day weekend -- when NASCAR's premier series returns to Darlington, S.C. for ...

August 16th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr. hospitalized after his private plane crashes at Tennessee airport

USA TODAYDale Earnhardt Jr.'s private plane crashed Thursday at a Tennessee airport, and the former NASCAR driver was transported to an area hospital, a spokesperson for the Carter County Sheriff's Department told USA TODAY Sports. "Based on initial reports, ...

August 16th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Family Are 'Safe' After Plane Crash

The New York TimesELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Dale Earnhardt Jr., the retired NASCAR star, is safe and in a hospital for evaluation after his plane crashed in east Tennessee, his sister said on Twitter. Earnhardt's sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that Earnhardt; his wife, Amy ...

August 16th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr. survives plane crash at small Tennessee airport, officials say

CNN(CNN) Dale Earnhardt Jr., famed NASCAR driver, and his wife were involved in a private jet crash in east Tennessee and escaped serious injury, officials said Thursday. Elizabethton Fire Chief Barry Carrier told CNN affiliate WJHL that Earnhardt and his wife, ...

August 16th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr. and family survive fiery plane crash in Tennessee

NBCNews.comEarnhardt Jr. announced in 2017 he'd step away from full-time racing. The third-generation driver followed in the footsteps of his father Dale Earnhardt Sr., a seven-time Cup champion, and his grandfather, Ralph Earnhardt, the 1956 NASCAR Sportsman ...

August 15th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr. and family survive plane crash in Tennessee

CBS NewsDale Earnhardt Jr., his wife Amy and baby daughter survived a small plane crash in Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Earnhardt Jr. was hospitalized following the crash at Elizabethton Municipal Airport, the Carter County Sheriff's Office said, ...

August 15th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr., family hospitalized after small plane crash in Tennessee, sister says

Fox NewsFox News has also learned the plane involved in the crash is registered to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s race team, JR Motorsports, and crashed near Elizabethton Municipal Airport, which is in Carter County, Tennessee. Elizabethton is about 20 minutes from Johnson ...

August 15th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr., wife involved in plane crash in Tennessee

Charlotte ObserverRetired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife, Amy, and their year-old daughter, Isla Rose, were involved in a plane crash in Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, Earnhardt's sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, said on Twitter. Nobody was hurt, Elizabethton ...

August 15th 2019


Why NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs called Daytona 500 'biggest win I've ever had ...

For The Win (blog)DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Denny Hamlin followed up the worst season of his NASCAR Cup Series career with a trip to victory lane in the biggest race of the season for a particularly emotional win. After finishing the 2018 season without a win — a first for ...

February 18th 2019


Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt Jr. defends NASCAR against public criticism

Orlando SentinelDale Earnhardt Jr. drove the pace car at Sunday's Daytona 500, but beforehand he defended NASCAR against the critics who claim it's a dying sport. Earnhardt, in an interview in the infield media room Sunday morning, said NASCAR can overcome its ...

February 18th 2019


NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Sr. died on this day in 2001

PennLive.comEighteen years ago, on Feb. 18, 2001, the NASCAR community was in shock. On that day, beloved driver Dale Earnhardt – “The Intimidator” - raced in his last Daytona 500. On the last lap, Earnhardt, 49, died as the result of a crash into a retaining wall ...

February 18th 2019


NASCAR has a problem, and drivers aren't sure how to fix it

For The Win (blog)Aside from winning races and contending for championships, the 2012 Cup Series champion feels pressure “all the time” to provide exciting racing and attract new fans to NASCAR, and he's not the only one. “The sport's going through its own set of ...

February 18th 2019


PHOTOS: Fans at the Daytona 500 Preshow: Find someone you know

Daytona Beach News-JournalFans during the prerace show for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. [News-Journal/Nikki Ross]. [2/52]. Fans during the prerace show for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019.

February 18th 2019


2019 Daytona 500: How to watch NASCAR's big race today

CBS News... Monster Energy Cup Series — is Sunday, Feb. 17. The culmination of Speedweeks — the 14 days of preliminary racing events — the Great American Race, often called the Super Bowl of auto racing, is actually the start of the NASCAR season ...

February 18th 2019


2019 Daytona 500: Hamlin avoids late crashes to win race for 2nd time in four ...

NOLA.comHamlin said when he arrived at Daytona International Speedway that both the 500 and this season were dedicated to J.D. Gibbs. Kyle Busch finished second and Erik Jones was third as the Gibbs drivers held off Ford driver and reigning NASCAR champion ...

February 18th 2019


Denny Hamlin outlasts chaos to win wreck-filled Daytona 500 in overtime

USA TODAYDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – How the 61st annual Daytona 500 played out Sunday at Daytona International Speedway: WINNER: In a closing stage marred by big wrecks, Denny Hamlin outlasted his competitors and teammates to win his second Daytona 500, ...

February 18th 2019


2019 Daytona 500 results: Denny Hamlin holds off Kyle Busch, avoids crashes to ...

CBSSports.comDenny Hamlin held off reigning Cup Series champion Joey Logano and teammate Kyle Busch to win the 61st running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday. It's the second career win for Hamlin in The Great American Race. Hamlin won a race that, for the most part, ...

February 18th 2019