Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns to NXS competition at Homestead for the first event at the 1.5-mile oval on Saturday. This marks the first time Earnhardt Jr. is back behind the wheel since a fifth-place finish at Darlington Raceway in 2019.
In five previous NXS starts at Homestead, Earnhardt Jr. recorded a best finish of second coming in the 1999 event. Earnhardt Jr. also made 17 starts in the Cup Series at Homestead, scoring a best finish of third in 2013. Additionally, Homestead is the site of Earnhardt Jr.’s 631st and final Cup Series start in 2017.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel. It’s definitely going to be interesting having not been in a car in almost a year to jump back in and go race without having any practice. I’m excited to get back and to get to work with Taylor (Moyer, crew chief) and all of the guys on this team. We’ve been working toward this race with Hellmann’s for a while now and I’m happy it’s finally here.” – Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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