Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Discuss Citation Crash

The famed stock car race driver and business jet accident survivor will share his leadership lessons from on and off the track.

Famed stock car race driver and business jet accident survivor Dale Earnhardt Jr. will share his leadership lessons on and off the track as the scheduled keynote speaker on the opening day of the 2022 National Business Aviation Association's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, Florida, October 18–20.

With back-to-back NASCAR Infinity Series titles in 1998 and 1999, Earnhardt became the only third-generation NASCAR champion, following his legendary father Dale Earnhardt Sr. and his grandfather Ralph Earnhardt. In total, Dale Earnhardt has 26 career victories.

Earnhardt, his wife, and his daughter were passengers in a Cessna Citation Latitude that was destroyed when it crashed while landing at Elizabethton, Tennessee, on Aug. 15, 2015. The NTSB concluded that the accident was caused by the crew's continuing an unstabilized approach despite recognizing associated cues and not initiating a go-around before touchdown, which resulted in a bounced landing, gear collapse, and loss of control. Earnhardt, who was injured, will speak about what he learned from his experience IN the accident.