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Oct 20

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to be in NBC booth for Talladega and Martinsville

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Junior will serve as a guest analyst for NBC during their coverage of Talladega on Sunday and next week’s race at Martinsville.

“I’m excited to see these races from a different vantage point and hopefully offer some insight to the viewers,” Earnhardt said in a statement. “I thoroughly enjoyed my opportunity to broadcast the Xfinity race at Michigan earlier this year, so I expect getting to spend time in the booth with the NBC team to be just as fun.”

Junior is currently sitting out the rest of the 2016 season because of a concussion he suffered over the summer. He’s said his rehab is progressing well and expects to be back in the No. 88 for the 2017 Daytona 500.

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Alex Bowman and Jeff Gordon have filled in for Junior in his absence. Bowman will be in the car at Talladega while Gordon will possibly make the final Sprint Cup Series start of his career at Martinsville.

Earnhardt Jr. will join NBC’s booth of Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte, Junior’s former crew chief. Letarte left Earnhardt Jr.’s team after the end of the 2014 season to join NBC.

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