Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to race again in 2019 after finishing 4th in Richmond

Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. might not be done just yet.

After finishing fourth at the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway as part of NASCAR’s Xfinity Series on Friday, Earnhardt was clearly energized and happy not only with his performance, but the chance to get behind the wheel again.

That energy may have gotten the better of him when he spoke with NBCSN after the race.

“Had fun, we’ll try to do another one next year, we’ll see where we go,” he said. “We’ll be with Hellmann’s again, and we have to figure out what race that’s going to be.”

The race Friday was sold as the final race of Earnhardt’s career on some levels. After all, Earnhardt had a lifetime contract with Hellmann’s, but was only signed up to do one race, this race, in 2018.

There was no broadcasting of any future races with Hellmann’s, but it would appear something is in the works.

With a fourth-place finish, he clearly still has what it takes to be successful behind the wheel and he had fun doing it.

“I messed up man, I got my expectations all messed up, I was like ‘Dang! I gotta win it now,'” Earnhardt joked. “But I don’t know, we didn’t have the car at the end, restarting on the outside’s kind of tough, just didn’t have what we needed right there at the end, but I’m glad we got to lead a lot of laps and we ran real good for all the people that came to watch us.”

Earnhardt not only led the most laps in the race, but he won the second stage as well.

If he does decide to come back, he will definitely be able to compete with the rest of them.