Dale Earnhardt Jr. announces retirement

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In a widely sweeping statement and hour-long press conference where he showed emotion and humour, the 42-year-old driver of the No 88 Chevrolet explained how he came to this point. And if fans found out about it, he might attract more that weekend than the Cup race did.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates his Budweiser Duel 1 win Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway. Even if Ganassi wanted the buyout cash, Larson may not want to go anywhere: He's running well, he's loyal and sticking with Ganassi could get him into the Indianapolis 500 next season. His next phase in life will be starting on his own terms I hope that next phase is on the TV broadcast; he did a great job previous year when he was in the booth.

"Goodyear likes to come and just validate the tire choice they're bringing to the race track", Ragan, who drives the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford, explained.

"When I was young, I was good at running everybody out of the shop with my mouth", said Earnhardt.

"I made my mind up before I talked to Rick". We have young drivers with superstar potential that they are just beginning to realize.

Last year, ESPN released the "World Fame 100" that took a look at the most famous athletes in the world. It has been suspected that his previous injuries are the reason he is retiring. He had been approached by Hendrick people about a contract extension and was open to it, but just had a lot to weigh. There's nothing like coming out of turn four and you're the leader and you see the stands full on both sides and I can only imagine what that would be like to going to take the checkered flag. Launches a comeback year in which Earnhardt also records season sweep at Pocono Raceway (also launches Twitter account that now has over 2 million followers). Besides his father, who won seven titles and was known as "The Intimidator", grandfather Ralph ran 51 races at NASCAR's highest level.

Hendrick said Earnhardt's replacement won't be named anytime soon. I don't have to be the guy holding the trophy, but being a part of that success, I really enjoy.

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"So I think we're in a good place".

Hendrick Motorsports announced in a tweet on Tuesday morning that driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the end of the 2017 season.

Kelly Earnhardt Miller, his sister, immediately shook her head no at the question.

"In fact, I still have two XFINITY races to run for JR Motorsports for 2018", he said. Outside of having a family, theres a lot of things in business that Id love to see if I can succeed at. I'm excited about the future and looking forward to, again, him helping me in a lot of different areas working together. He'd rather be in Victory Lane than on a boat. I really enjoy making people happy and doing stuff as a team. That's what he is going to do, and allowing him to do what he naturally loves, that's what we want to highlight. "It kind of stings because Dale Earnhardt Jr.is the most popular driver there is". "It was hard for them to replicate their dad's success". "I've got a whole other life beyond driving, and I really believe that".

"I wanted to race, but I knew racing would put me in that shadow".

I'm not an expert, but I missed three months of work with a concussion.

With a sprint vehicle, it would be Earnhardt and his buddies at Myrtle Beach Speedway, the racing reduced and raw and enjoyable.

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