A Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesperson confirmed to WATE Highway 91 in Elizabethton has reopened Monday after Dale Earnhardt Jr’s plane came to a crashing halt on the road Thursday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway.
Crews worked diligently, completing milling and paving work on the asphalt that was damaged as a result of jet fuel spilled during the crash.
The Carter County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook Saturday NASCAR gave tickets to Saturday’s Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway for all the agencies that responded to the fiery plane crash on Thursday.
In a conversation with ESPN’s Marty Smith, Earnhardt expressed appreciation of the outpouring of support and love he and his family have received.