Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hospitalized After Plane Crash
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hospitalized After Plane Crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hospitalized After Plane Crash .

The former NASCAR driver's private plane crashed at a Tennessee airport on Thursday.

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Earnhardt Jr., his wife, Amy, their 15-month-old daughter, two pilots and a dog were all on board the plane.

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Based on initial reports, everyone made it out alive.

, Thomas Gray, Carter County Sheriff's Department, via statement.

Earnhardt Jr. was taken to a local hospital for evaluation after the crash at 3:40 p.m.

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The plane was engulfed in flames after the crash landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport.

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Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from his broadcasting duties at NBC Sports.

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This weekend's NASCAR race will take place 15 miles from the crash site at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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We’re all in agreement that he should take this weekend off to be with his family.

We look forward to having him back in the booth next month at Darlington.

, NBC Sports, via statement