Earnhardt Jr. To Announce Retirement



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CONCORD, N.C. — After 18 seasons and more than 600 races behind the wheel, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will bring his NASCAR Cup Series driving career to a close at the conclusion of 2017. Today, he shared the news with members of his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team.

The fan favorite and two-time Daytona 500 champion will discuss his decision in a press conference this afternoon. He will be joined by Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick Read More: (Hendrick Motorsports)- Dale Earnhardt Jr


  1. IMS Statement about Retirement of Dale Earnhardt Jr. after 2017 Season

    INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced April 25 that he will retire as a driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after the 2017 season.

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles made this statement about Earnhardt, whose illustrious career includes two Daytona 500 victories, 26 overall Cup points-paying victories, two NASCAR XFINITY Series championships and a record 14 consecutive NASCAR Most Popular Driver Awards:

    “Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a NASCAR legend, and everyone at IMS offers him best wishes after his retirement as a full-time driver. His legacy is secure as a champion, a winner, a great ambassador for motorsports and a class act. Dale always has given so much of himself to everyone, especially the fans. We’re looking forward to seeing him race one more time at IMS during the Brickyard 400 weekend on July 21-23. And, as a promoter, I’m usually neutral and support the field, but frankly I hope Dale wins the 2017 Brickyard 400!”

    Earnhardt will make his final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at IMS at the Brickyard 400 on Sunday, July 23.