After a fan asked him on Twitter, "With the events of last week are you still racing at @TooToughToTake," Earnhardt Jr. replied, "Yes."
"I plan on driving still. My lower back is bruised up real bad. Lots of swelling and I just need that to go down and the pain to chill out," he tweeted. "I been treating the area every day solely to get well to race. I have a plan B but hope not to use it."
Yes. I plan on driving still. My lower back is bruised up real bad. Lots of swelling and I just need that to go down and the pain to chill out. I been treating the area every day solely to get well to race. I have a plan B but hope not to use it. https://t.co/O1J7jZU4kR
Last week, the NASCAR legend was rushed to the hospital after a plane he was riding in crashed and caught fire in Tennessee. ET learned that he was with his wife, Amy, and 1-year-old daughter, Isla, as well as two others and a family dog -- all of whom survived largely unscathed.
"I can confirm Dale, Amy & Isla along with his two pilots were involved in a crash in Bristol TN this afternoon. Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation," Earnhardt's sister, Kelly, wrote on Twitter. "We have no further information at this time. Thank you for your understanding."
"Amy and I want to thank everyone who has lifted us up with phone calls, messages and prayer since last Thursday," he wrote. "We are truly blessed that all on board escaped with no serious injuries, including our daughter, our two pilots and our dog Gus."
"I am thankful for the quick response of my pilots, local law enforcement, emergency personnel and hospital. Lastly, Amy and I continue to be very appreciative of the privacy extended to us to process everything. It has been important to do that together and on our own time," he added.