One of the biggest stars of the NASCAR circuit in recent years has a TV series set to premiere June 2. DIY Network announced plans today for “Renovation Realities: Dale Jr. & Amy,” starring Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy Earnhardt.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., the son of seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt, recently retired from racing and is now a NASCAR analyst for NBC Sports. Amy Earnhardt is an interior designer.
In the new four-episode series, the couple “will transform a dilapidated 150-year-old historic home in Key West, Florida, into a gorgeous coastal retreat,” DIY said in today’s announcement, adding that the show “will showcase Dale Jr.’s love of home improvement and Amy’s design expertise as they overcome the trials of this massive renovation. Challenges include a crumbling foundation, rotted walls infested with termites and bees, and a major construction delay due to Hurricane Irma.”
Said Dale Jr.: “We saw this rundown old house in the Key West historic district — it was a cat sanctuary. It was the only house within blocks that was in this shape.”
Added Amy, “It’s a huge eyesore, but I have a vision for how we can bring it back to life.”
The announcement adds: “During the season, Dale Jr. and Amy will restore the neglected property to its original charm, from excavating faulty plumbing to whitewashing century-old bricks that will be used to build a bathroom accent wall. To create the perfect vacation home, the couple and their construction team will open the main level to provide a large entertaining space and will reconfigure the two-story floorplan to add a guest bedroom and two bathrooms. In addition, the backyard will be converted into an idyllic tropical getaway complete with an outdoor kitchen, dining area, pool and hot tub.”