Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s crash was different than he’s used to. This one was in a plane.
Aboard a privately owned Cessna airplane with his wife and 15-year-old daughter, the plane rolled off the end of a runway.
The plane crashed onto a highway near Elizabethton Municipal Airport. Everyone did escape safely, and everyone was taken to the hospital to be checked out.
The plane had two pilots, and no, Dale was not one of them.
NASCAR has suggested that Earnhardt, Jr. take a few days off from his job as commentator to spend time with his family.
Dale’s sister posted on Twitter:
I can confirm Dale, Amy & Isla along with his two pilots were involved in a crash in Bristol TN this afternoon. Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation. We have no further information at this time. Thank you for your understanding.— Kelley Earnhardt (@EarnhardtKelley) August 15, 2019