Autos: Dale Earnhardt Jr. donates $1 million to children's group
RANDLEMAN, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has donated $1 million to the Victory Junction camp for children with serious illnesses.
The donation will be used to build The Dale Jr. Corral and Amphitheater at the camp that honors the late Adam Petty. Earnhardt made it to kick off Victory Junction’s “Keeping the Dream Alive” campaign.
Petty was killed in 2000 during a practice session at New Hampshire International Speedway. He had a passion for trying to help seriously ill children, and his parents started the camp in his memory.
Earnhardt says the donation was in memory of “my buddy, Adam Petty,” whom he called genuine and a great friend.