CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Late racing legend Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s grandson has taken up shop in West Virginia.
Twenty-four-year-old Bobby Dale Earnhardt moved to the Mountain State from Morris Hill, N.C., in February seeking a training facility.
The Charleston Daily Mail (http://bit.ly/SncAah) reports the younger Earnhardt's first sponsor in West Virginia is Chavela Simmons. She owns a pawn shop and barber shop in the Kanawha City section of Charleston.
She also drives with Earnhardt to the Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne twice a week. He trains on the dirt track with his coach.
The plan is to have Earnhardt move up to racing on asphalt tracks and gain valuable racing skills and additional sponsorship.
Earnhardt says he's determined to earn his way onto the NASCAR circuit.