RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Since retiring from driving in NASCAR full-time, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has made a point of competing in one race a year.
In 2021, he circled the Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway on his calendar.
The goals for the Hall of Fame driver when the engines start at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday are two-fold.
“I hope I am reminded why I love it and why I don’t do it anymore,” Earnhardt, Jr. laughed. “The last couple of times I ran these races, I am excited when I get in the car. I am like, ‘Man, this is so good.’ All the emotions and the senses and everything coming back to you, it just feels right.”
Earnhardt, Jr. has three career Cup Series wins at Richmond and four in the Xfinity Series.