Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to Retire From NASCAR
Beloved racing driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is retiring from the NASCAR Cup Series at the end of the 2017 season. Bosses at Hendrick Motorsports announced the news on Tuesday.
Earnhardt, Jr. was voted the most popular driver 14 times by NASCAR fans since his racing career began in 1999. He has 603 career starts and 26 wins on the circuit. He won the Daytona 500 in 2004 and 2014. His father, Dale Earnhardt, was considered one of the greatest drivers of all time. He died during a race at Daytona, Florida in February, 2001. The retirement news emerges months after Earnhardt, Jr. rang in 2017 as a married man. The NASCAR favorite wed his longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann on New Year’s Eve in North Carolina.