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Following a significant NASCAR announcement, Dale Earnhardt Jr.


North Wilkesboro Speedway will once again host the All-Star Race in 2019, NASCAR announced on Thursday.

North Wilkesboro Speedway, formerly one of the most famous facilities in the sport, hasn't staged a   NASCAR race since 1996.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. recorded a video while attending the announcement

event on Thursday at the North  Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh to show his enthusiasm.

Earnhardt declared, “This is fantastic news for that town.” Not just for

racing, the track will truly infuse that region in Western Carolina with wonderful enthusiasm.

So, for Western Northern Carolina, NASCAR, and sports history enthusiasts like myself, this is fantastic.

At the storied track's Window World 125 CARS Tour race last week,

Earnhardt came in third. Since 1997, he has not before driven a late- model stock vehicle.