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Dale Jr. reflects on Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida Keys

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. got a firsthand look at Hurricane Irma's destruction when he made the drive from Key West to Homestead this week.

Displaced residents. Damaged homes. Downed trees. Debris piles.

It clearly affected NASCAR's most popular driver, who has a second home in Key West. Earnhardt took time to address the storm's aftermath while disclosing plans to race in the second-tier Xfinity Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2018.

Standings: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: Nov. 18
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Martin Truex Jr.50001
2Kyle Busch50002
3Brad Keselowski50003
4Kevin Harvick50004
5Chase Elliott23535
6Denny Hamlin23216
7Matt Kenseth23117
8Ryan Blaney22978
9Kyle Larson22669
10Jimmie Johnson225010
11Ricky Stenhouse Jr.220011
12Jamie McMurray220012