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Earnhardt Jr. makes laps at North Wilkesboro Speedway

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned to a race track on Wednesday. There were no fans in attendance to see this legend make some laps.

Earnhardt Jr. was at North Wilkesboro Speedway. He is created with starting the re-birth of the famous track.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes a lap in his race car around North Wilkesboro Speedway (Photo by Dale Earnhardt Jr./Facebook)

He helped clean up the track. Then, earlier this year, it was announced that Speedway Motorsports was going to welcome back racing this year after being shut down for years.

“Had a great time running some laps at North Wilkesboro Speedway today to help them get ready for racing in August,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. said in a Facebook post. “It was hot, but we had a lot of fun!”

Earnhardt is the latest driver to make laps on the track recently. Former NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte made laps in his Modified.

Jonathan Brown also made laps in his Modified, as well.

The track shut down in 1996. The facility then re-opened in 2010 before shutting down once again.

In December 2019, Earnhardt began the process to get the track scanned for iRacing. The track was made available on May 11th, 2020.

It was announced in April that the track would hold grassroots racing in August and October of this year. The August racing will be on the pavement.

However, the October racing will be held on dirt. In the off-season, the track will be re-paved for the 2023 season.

Earnhardt Jr. talks to others at North Wilkesboro Speedway (Photo by Dale Earnhardt Jr./Facebook)

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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