Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Plane Crash in Tennessee
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. was involved in a plane crash in Carter County, Tennessee, according to reports from KUTV and the New York Times.
- The NASCAR racer, son of the late Dale Earnhardt, and TV analyst for NBC was traveling with his wife, Kelley, and 15-month-old daughter, as well as two pilots and the family dog, the station reported.
- Kelley Earnhardt tweeted this afternoon that “everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation.”
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., was on board a private plane that crashed near Bristol, Tennessee, this afternoon. He, two pilots, his wife and daughter, and the family dog were all reportedly not seriously injured.
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
The Tennesseean website posted video of the plane on fire on the ground at Elizabethton Municipal Airport, where it reportedly rolled off the runway. There is a NASCAR race scheduled in Bristol this weekend.