NASCAR gives free race tickets to the first responders of Dale Earnhardt’s plane crash

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A member of the National Transportation Safety Board looks at the wreckage of a plane that Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter and two pilots and a dog were on when it crash landed Thursday at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tenn., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the crash near Bristol Motor Speedway. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

(CNN) — NASCAR paid back the first responders of the plane crash that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family survived with a night at the races.

The Carter County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office said it got free tickets to the Bristol Motor Speedway night race along with others who responded to the crash.
“We had a great time with our first responder family at the BMS night race! A big thank you to NASCAR for giving us and all the agencies that responded to Dale Jr.’s plane crash free tickets!,” it said on Facebook.
Earnhardt, a famed former NASCAR driver and current racing analyst, was landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in east Tennessee on a private jet with his wife and daughter Thursday afternoon when it crashed into a fence at the end of a runway and caught fire, officials said.

All five people on board, including the two pilots, escaped and were taken to the hospital out of precaution. Earnhardt was released after a few hours.
Although he was scheduled to be at the race, NBC Sports, Earnhardt and his team agreed that he should take the weekend off to be with his family.

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