Dale Earnhardt Jr., family involved in small plane crash in Tenn

Dale Earnhardt Jr., family involved in small plane crash in Tennessee

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FOX News reports NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter were hospitalized after a small plane crash in Tennessee on Thursday.

“I can confirm Dale, Amy & Isla along with his two pilots were involved in a crash in Bristol TN this afternoon. Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation. We have no further information at this time. Thank you for your understanding,” Kelley Earnhardt wrote in a tweet. Amy is Dale's wife, and Isla is their 1-year-old daughter.

The plane involved in the crash is registered to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s race team, JR Motorsports, crashed near Elizabethton Municipal Airport, which is in Carter County, Tennessee. Elizabethton is about 20 minutes from Johnson City, Tenn., according to FOX News. 

Earnhardt Jr., who retired from racing full-time in 2017, also has been an analyst for NASCAR on NBC.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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