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KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 09: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, stands with his girlfriend Amy Reimann during the National Anthem before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 9, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

The NASCAR Ally 400 wasn’t exactly the best viewing experience due to the weather.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. sent a sports message to fans on Tuesday, apologizing for the difficult broadcast experience.

He also thanked fans for their patience.

“I had a great time working on the show this weekend with my buddies. @RickAllenracing @SteveLetarte @JeffBurton“, he said on Twitter. “I know the weather has made it difficult for our viewers. Appreciate everyone’s patience all day Sunday. Not ideal but we saw the finish and laughed a lot.”

In other news, Earnhardt Jr. pleaded for racing to return to North Wilkesboro Speedway. He actually had the opportunity to do a few laps recently.

“It was a lot of fun to lap the racetrack again. It’s been since 1995 since I ran a lap here,” Earnhardt admitted, via SportsCasting.com. “I was really surprised to see how excellent the condition of the track is. The racetrack surface is ready to rock, and they’ve done a lot of work here over the past few months and there’s still a lot of work to be done. There are people here today working around this race track trying to get it ready to race here.

Earnhardt Jr. is clearly still involved in the sport in a major way.