Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets new Sprint Cup sponsor, adds new TV gig

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Getty Images)

It was a busy Wednesday for NASCAR’s mort popular driver. Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that he will add a new primary sponsor for one NASCAR Sprint Cup race in 2016 as well as serve as a driver analyst for the NASCAR Xfinity series broadcast on Fox Sports next season. This season the Fox sports booth featured a rotation of drivers that included Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer and Danica Patrick.

“I had tweeted that I was interested in doing some XFINITY races, so I think I would like to try it,” Earnhardt said.  “They extended the offer to me that we can give it a shot. I want to go up there next year and watch a few races, or watch one race, and see what I’m getting myself into.  It looks like a lot of fun.  All the drivers who did it last year (during FOX Sports’ 2015 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES coverage) looked great, sounded great, and they seemed to have a lot of fun doing it.”

Fox Sports made the news known Wednesday saying that the 12 time Most Popular Driver revealed his plans during an interview with “FOX Sports Live” co-hosts Dan O’Toole and Jay Onrait.  As for the future beyond next year, Earnhardt wasn’t saying much. MORE>>>

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