Dale Earnhardt Jr. Interested in Becoming Minority Owner of Carolina Panthers

Ruben Hill
January 19, 2018

Earnhardt Jr. was already announced to be joining the NBC Sports NASCAR crew for the 2018 season as an on-air analyst and contributor.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. probably hoped he said goodbye to crashing cars once he ended his NASCAR Cup Series career at the end of the 2017 season.

Earnhardt announced a year ago he would retire as a full-time NASCAR driver following the 2017 season and join NBC Sports as an analyst, a role that included him being involved in other sports coverage aired on the network.

NBC said Earnhardt will take part in various "outdoor events and adventures" while in wintry Minneapolis, Minn.

Earnhardt explained: "What they are asking me to do is just go out there and be myself and hopefully get people interested in tuning into NASCAR".

He will visit the speed skating venue at Gangneung Ice Arena, and through the lens of a racer will view the speed, close contact, and tight turns on the short track speed skating oval, which so closely mirrors Earnhardt's racing days and nights at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Earnhardt has never attended a Super Bowl but is a rabid Washington Redskins fan.

He'll also experience what it's like to slide down a bobsled track before heading back to the states for the Daytona 500.

"Dale is a star on the racetrack and off, and we are excited to have him join the NBC team", said executive producer and president Sam Flood.

Super Bowl 52 is slated for February 4, and the Winter Olympics are scheduled to begin February 8.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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