Six-time Sprint Cup Series champion
All three drivers race for the
The report comes as the hugely popular Earnhardt prepares to defend his
The report also coincided with the 14th anniversary of the death of Earnhardt's father, seven-time champion
"One [sic] this day I do not mourn his death. I thank God he lived," the younger Earnhardt said on Twitter, one of many in NASCAR Nation who took to social media to remember his father.
Kelley Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s sister, said on Twitter: "Greatest NASCAR Driver ever. Gone too soon. Miss you Dad."