FORT WORTH, Texas — On and off the track, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a leadfoot.
Earnhardt, who has been sidelined from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series due to a concussion, was pulled over for speeding while on his way to Texas Motor Speedway Sunday morning.
Amy Riemann, Earnhardt’s fiancee, published a photo of the ordeal on Twitter.
The picture was captioned, “My little speed racer. #WheelingIt #warning.”
When asked about how fast he was going, Earnhardt said, “Not fast enough.”
Earnhardt first began experiencing concussion-like symptoms in mid-July and eventually announced on Sept. 2 that he would miss the remainder of the season.
“I wish I could return to the No. 88 team this season,” Earnhardt said on Sept. 2., according to Hendrick Motorsports. “To say I’m disappointed doesn’t begin to describe how I feel, but I know this is the right thing for my long-term health and career. I’m 100 percent focused on my recovery, and I will continue to follow everything the doctors tell me.”
He expects to be back on the track for the start of next season at the Daytona 500.