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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Run Xfinity Homestead Race in 2020

Following the announcement Wednesday Night (Nov. 13) Daniel Hemric, Jeb Burton, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. would share the JR Motorsports No. 8 car in 2020, social media began to light up with speculation on where that one start would come. Since retiring from full-time competition, Earnhardt has run Richmond Raceway and Darlington Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

On Friday night, the speculation became an announcement as Earnhardt Jr. posted on Twitter that he’d return to Homestead-Miami Speedway in March 2020.

In his last two starts post-retirement, Earnhardt hasn’t finished outside the top five with the best finish of fourth at Richmond in 2018. He led 96 laps in that race before ultimately surrendering the win to Christopher Bell.

It’s the first time Earnhardt, currently a booth commentator for NBC Sports, will pilot an Xfinity Series car around Homestead since 2008. His last NXS win came in 2016 at Richmond.

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Christian Koelle
Christian Koelle returns to Frontstretch in 2020 as the photo editor at Frontstretch. He will continue to contribute content in the ARCA Menards Series, Sioux Chief Challenge, and ARCA East & West Series. He is also engaged and will be getting married during the 2020 NASCAR off-season. His favorite tracks on the circuit include Barber Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, and Bristol Motor Speedway. During the season, Christian also spends time as a photographer with multiple other outlets shooting Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Minor League & Major League Baseball, and NCAA Football.

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    Is it also true that dale jr will also run Martinsville xfinity race in the fall