Dale Jr. Joins NBC for Super Bowl and Winter Olympics Coverage

Ron Lemasters | JR Motorsports | 1/16/2018

Dale Jr. News Olympics Super Bowl

Dale Jr. will be used during NBC’s pre-game coverage of Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4, then jet off to report on Olympic athletes and competition during the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea beginning Feb. 8.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 16, 2018) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. is wasting little time getting started on at least part of his new career as a sports analyst on television. The 43-year-old third-generation NASCAR star will be used during NBC’s pre-game coverage of Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4, then jet off to report on Olympic athletes and competition during the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea beginning Feb. 8.

“I’m incredibly excited about the opportunity to work on the Olympics, and honored to join the NBC team in South Korea. I’ve watched the Games and have been a fan of the Olympics since I was a kid. I’m looking forward to travelling to PyeongChang, and having the chance to meet and tell the stories of the world’s best winter sports athletes.”

The two-time Daytona 500 winner knows a thing or two about competition, and among his other interests are people, culture and tradition. He’ll be reporting on that as well during his opening stint as an NBCUniversal contributor. In the second half of the NASCAR season, Earnhardt Jr. will join the network’s coverage of the sport he dominated for the past 18 seasons.

It will be his first outing for NBC Sports Group as part of the agreement the two sides reached during his final season as a full-time NASCAR driver last year.

“Dale will bring a unique and thrilling perspective to the Games,” said Jim Bell, president of NBC Olympics Production and Programming. “We are excited to see the spirit of the Games through his eyes, and I believe viewers at home will enjoy his sincere outlook and engaging personality.”

Well they might, as Earnhardt Jr. was voted NASCAR Most Popular Driver a record 15 consecutive seasons.