According to the latest gossip on, NASCAR “star,” Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is being wooed by "Dancing with the Stars" for next year’s show beginning in January. The insiders at are saying Dale, Jr. is retiring from NASCAR, so he will be on TV every weekend for the second part of the 2018 NASCAR season situated in NBC’s broadcast booth. "Dancing with the Stars" has been trying for years to get him to dance on the show. His retirement from racing would be the perfect time for him to put his dancing shoes on.

The insiders with’s says the producer has in mind for NFL player, Colin Kaepernick, 30, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 43 to bring on some heavy star power.

And just in case you have not heard of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, he was the NFL player who began the NFL players protesting the standing for the National Anthem at football games. This protest came as a result of the police brutality and racial inequities in our communities all across America.

The latest news from USA Today is that Season 26 will be shorter and have a cast made up entirely of athletes. Although both Kaepernick and Earnhardt, Jr. have not signed a contract, ABC is boosting their confidence in getting both.

Just rumors or real news for 'Dancing with the Stars'?

Even though USA Today says Dale, Jr. is not working for another network, there have been other race car drivers to twirl around ABC's dance floor.

This includes Michael Waltrip and IndyCar’s Helio Castroneves as well as James Hinchcliffe.

The Christian Post is also confirming USA Today’s claim that Season 26 will be the first all-athletes edition of ABC’s "Dancing With The Stars." This is the show’s first attempt at something of this feat, according to The Christian Post.

The NFL “stars,” Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward, Donald Driver and Rashad Jennings all took home the trophies during their particular seasons. As not to miss any other athletic “stars,” Olympic gold medalists, Apolo Anton Ohno, Kristi Yamaguchi, Shawn Johnson, Meryl Davis and Laurie Hernandez won the trophies during their respective seasons.

'DWTS's' Season 26 Speculations

ABC still has not revealed their next contestants for Season 26. However, there have been speculations who will join the "stars" of the dance floor. Cinema Blend suggests NBA legend Kobe Bryant might be trading in his basketball skills to join the “stars” on the dance floor.