As Amy Earnhardt prepares to enter the final turn of her pregnancy, she is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, on Feb. 18, Amy was right by husband Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s side as he attended the Daytona 500.

“Daytona 500 time,” she captioned some Instagram pics of the couple on Feb. 18. “Came to watch Dale scream in the mic.”

Dale Jr. was on hand to give the drivers the command to start their engines, and he did it with a fire and determination that we don’t often see during these ceremonial moments. “Dale’d it,” Amy proudly wrote alongside a video of her hubby speaking those iconic words, “Drivers, start your engines.”

Dale’d it.

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Dale Jr. was posting to his socials throughout the race, sharing pics of the first day in years he’s spent as a bystander rather than a driver at the Great American race.

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Peyton is here. We can start the race now. #Daytona500

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My t-shirt choice today. I feel real good about it. #Daytona500

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Dale Jr. also shared a heartwarming story about a fan he happened to meet in the garage area shortly before the race.

“Met this dude in the cup garage,” he wrote about the fan, who had gotten concussion treatment at the same medical center Dale Jr. did. “He was just cleared by the docs in January. It made my heart full to know he got the help he needed. If you or someone else you know is struggling to heal and get through a head injury, please do what we both did and see the great folks at UPMC. They can really help you get your life back!!”

So now, what’s next for Dale Jr., besides becoming a daddy in a few months? Well, he’s off to South Korea as part of NBC’s Olympic coverage. Will Amy be joining him this late in her pregnancy? That remains to be seen. “Packing my bags for South Korea,” he wrote in a late-night post alongside a pic of a certain candy bar with the word “retirement” emblazoned on it. “Mid-flight snack?”

Packing my bags for South Korea. Mid flight snack?

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Stay safe, Dale Jr.!

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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