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NEW YORK (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join NBC Sports Group's coverage of stock car racing next year - and there may be more options for NASCAR's most popular driver once he retires.
The agreement with NBCUniversal will allow Earnhardt to pursue "a wide range of opportunities in the company's media businesses, including movies, television, podcasts, and other areas." The agreement was announced Monday by NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus and NBC Sports Executive Producer and President of Production Sam Flood.
"We are excited to welcome Dale Jr. to our team - both on and off the track," Lazarus said. "As a company, NBCUniversal allows for talent to stretch themselves across not just their field of expertise, but across other areas of their interests in the media world."