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Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to drive Xfinity race at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. still plans to compete in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 31, despite a recent plane crash.

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Last race: Denny Hamlin held off Matt DiBenedetto in Bristol.

Earnhardt 'truly blessed' nobody was seriously hurt in crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his family is "truly blessed" that nobody was seriously injured when his plane crash-landed last week in Tennessee.

Column: IndyCar and Pocono must make tough marriage decision

The same message is repeated at least once a year — after a frightening crash, an injury, the death of a driver — that racing at high speed anywhere is inherently dangerous.