Dale Earnhardt Jr. is welcomed by NASCAR America crew (video)

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Monday was a monumental day for NBC and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The 14-time Most Popular Driver in NASCAR was announced as the newest member of the NBC Sports Group, which he’ll officially start in 2018.

Earnhardt will serve across a number of platforms, including NASCAR On NBC broadcasts, NASCAR America and more. He also is expected to work other non-racing sports assignments that could include the NFL, Olympics and more.

Earnhardt stopped by for a live interview on Monday’s NASCAR America to talk about how he excited he is to start his new challenge as a broadcaster for NBC Sports after his racing days come to an end this season.

Check the video above.