Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports activities
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make a quick return to the observe this weekend as he drives the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet throughout a NASCAR Cup Sequence take a look at occasion.
Hendrick Motorsports tweeted a photograph of Earnhardt’s gloves and helmet on Monday, previewing his return over the weekend. So does this imply Earnhardt is again to racing full-time as soon as once more? Not fairly.
“Excited to get extra time behind the wheel of this new automotive,” Earnhardt tweeted Monday. “It’s completely needed for me to do my greatest within the broadcast sales space. Thanks @TeamHendrick and @NASCAR for the chance.”
Earnhardt could by no means return to racing on a aggressive foundation following his retirement in 2017, although he nonetheless will get behind the wheel on an annual foundation. He has entered one Xfinity Sequence per 12 months since his retirement, and this weekend marked Earnhardt’s “second stint within the Subsequent Gen automotive,” per NASCAR.
The legendary driver is ready for enshrinement within the NASCAR Corridor of Fame on Jan. 21. He’s a two-time Daytona 500 champion, profitable the race in 2004 and 2014.
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