NASCAR Gave Free Tickets To First Responders At The Earnhardt Plane Crash

Last week, a private plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife, and daughter crashed after it ran off the end of the runway and caught fire. Luckily, everyone on board was able to evacuate and nobody was injured. First responders were on the scene and able to get everyone the appropriate medical treatment necessary.

Now, NASCAR is paying back the first responders with a night at the races. It’s reported that the Carter County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office received free tickets to the Bristol Motor Speedway night race along with others who responded to the crash.

Former NASCAR driver, Earnhardt Jr. was landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in east Tennessee on his was to be at the race in Bristol when the crash occurred. Although he was scheduled to be at the race, NBC Sports and his team agreed that he should take the weekend off to be with his family.