Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his household had been concerned in a airplane crash Thursday in Tennessee because the personal airplane they had been on ran off the top of the runway and caught fireplace.
He launched his first public feedback after the incident Monday.
“Amy and I want to thank everyone who has lifted us up with phone calls, messages and prayers since last Thursday,” he wrote in an announcement shared on social media. “We’re really blessed that each one on board escaped with no critical accidents, together with our daughter, our two pilots and our canine Gus. With respect to the investigation, we is not going to be speculating or discussing the reason for the accident.
“I am grateful for the short response of my pilots, native legislation enforcement, emergency personnel and hospital employees. Lastly, Amy and I proceed to be very appreciative of the privateness prolonged to us to course of all the things. It has been necessary to do this collectively and on our personal time.
A airplane carrying the retired NASCAR driver, his spouse Amy and their daughter Isla went down close to Bristol final week.
Elizabethton Airport supervisor Dan Cogan confirmed a non-public airplane ran off the top of the runway and caught fireplace, however did say all passengers obtained out of the airplane shortly after the crash occurred.
The airport is about 15 miles from Bristol Motor Speedway, the location of the weekend’s NASCAR racing.
As Earnhardt famous, the reason for the crash remains to be being investigated.