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.
Earnhardt Jr., his wife, Amy, their 15-month-old daughter, two pilots and a dog were all on board the plane.
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.
The plane was engulfed in flames after the crash landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport.
Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from his broadcasting duties at NBC Sports.
This weekend's NASCAR race will take place 15 miles from the crash site at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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