Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after 2017 season(ESPN)

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., the son of a NASCAR icon who soldiered on in the sport after his father’s death, has decided to retire after the 2017 season, Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday.

Earnhardt, 42, has 26 wins in 603 starts as part of a likely Hall of Fame career, including Daytona 500 victories in 2004 and 2014. He also has earned 14 consecutive NASCAR Sprint Most Popular Driver awards.

He has one top-10 this year in eight starts and sits 24th in the season standings.CONTINUE READING HERE

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