Dale Earnhardt Jr. has property in Key West, but is more concerned about the people there than the property.

"Whatever happens to the property happens to the property and it's nothing that can't be fixed," Earnhardt said Friday at Richmond Raceway, hours before racing in a NASCAR Xfinity Series race.  "I do have a lot of friends down there. ... I know they evacuated a lot of folks, but there are a few that are going to try to ride it out."

Earnhardt says he's been keeping tabs on the weather forecasts when he can.

"Just hoping the community pulls together, they, number one, get through it and then they pull together and fix everything that gets torn up," he said "It doesn't look very good. ... So, just praying for everybody and definitely got a lot of friends there in the Keys that we will be thinking about."