NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., who recently announced he will retire from racing at the end of the current season, has just received the green light for a new TV series. Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy Earnhardt, will star in a new home renovation series on DIY Network.
“The series will follow Dale and Amy as they transform a dilapidated historic home into a gorgeous modern retreat in the Old Town historic district of Key West, Florida,” DIY said in announcing the show today. “Premiering in early 2018, the four half-hour episodes will combine Dale’s love of home improvement with Amy’s interior design expertise.”
Said Dale Jr.: “Amy and I are excited to take on our first home renovation project together. Amy is a fantastic designer. She has creative ideas and a strong work ethic. We love DIY projects around the house, and so I expect this to be challenging but fun.”
The couple will face a series of challenges including structural damage, faulty plumbing and ancient wiring, the announcement notes.
John Feld, senior vice president of original programming and production for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country, commented: “We’ve seen how Dale Jr. races a car, so we’re confident that with Amy’s help he will easily navigate the typical trials and tribulations of a home renovation. Fasten your seat belts because this one is sure to be a thrilling, unpredictable ride.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Amy Earnhardt (DIY Network)