Dale Earnhardt Jr. Aug 31, 2019; Darlington, SC, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (8) reacts prior to the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. has come out of retirement and participated in several races since retiring from the NASCAR Cup Series in 2017. Earnhardt has already announced that he will be racing in Bristol in September, but it looks like he’ll be in the driver’s seat in October, too.

On Thursday morning, NASCAR announced that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will participate in the Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami in October.

“He’s baaaack!” NASCAR’s official Twitter account said in a tweet on Thursday morning.

“Earnhardt’s appearance at Homestead-Miami is a return trip in his post-retirement tour. He finished fifth there in 2020,” NASCAR said in a release on Thursday morning. “Since his transition from the Cup Series to an analyst role with NBC Sports, Earnhardt has also raced at Richmond Raceway (2018, 2021), Darlington Raceway (2019), and Martinsville Speedway (2022). His most recent Xfinity Series effort ended in an 11th-place finish, topped by a post-race cooler of beer on Martinsville’s pit road.”

It’s a major announcement for Dale Jr., and the NASCAR world had plenty to say about it on social media as they expressed their excitement about him returning to the driver’s seat.

Since his retirement from full-time racing, Earnhardt has served as an analyst for NBC Sports. But he’s never been shy about returning to the driver’s seat from time to time.