Dale Earnhardt Jr. eager to see 2016 NASCAR schedule so he can set wedding date


Now that Kurt Busch is engaged, he can further appreciate Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s interest in next year’s Sprint Cup schedule.

While Busch has not announced a date for his wedding to Ashley Van Metre, Earnhardt has said he and Amy Reimann plan to wed next summer after getting engaged June 17 in Germany. With NASCAR racing nearly every weekend, there will be few options for them to choose a summer wedding.

Earnhardt will be in a friend’s wedding this weekend – the final off weekend of the Sprint Cup season – and is looking forward to his wedding.

“I’m probably going to be doing it this time next year,” Earnhardt said. “Once we get that damn schedule. I’ve been asking (NASCAR Vice Chairman Mike) Helton since New Hampshire what’s going on.”

NASCAR’s officials have suggested that the 2016 schedule should be released in early September.