Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced he would be retiring from NASCAR following the season. The reception to Jr.’s career has been an outpouring of respect and admiration for what he has accomplished in the sport.
With so many people chiming in and sharing their opinions, it’s good to know the only one that actually matters is in his corner.
His newlywed wife Amy posted the following message on her Twitter page:
Earnhardt will finish out the racing season, but won’t return for another next year. After suffering a concussion that caused him to miss a large portion of last season, Earnhardt worked his way back to rejoin NASCAR and end his career on his own terms. He had previously stated that he didn’t want to have his career determined by health concerns, despite the fact that he’d been concussed twice in the past four years.
In a long 16 year career, he won 26 races, including the Daytona 500 twice. The legend of racing legend Dale Earnhardt, Jr. successfully made a name for himself and was able to emerge from his fathers imposing shadow.