Dale Earnhardt Jr., 42, will retire following the 2017 NASCAR season, Hendrick Motorsports announced this morning in a press release. Earlier today Dale tweeted this "crytpic" message which now makes a lot of sense!!
The 14-time Most Popular Driver has won 26 times in 603 starts over a career that began at age 24 in 1999. Among his accomplishments are two Daytona 500 crowns (2004, 2014) and two championships (1998, 1999) in what is now called the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
Earnhardt returned to competition in the No. 88 Chevrolet this year after a concussion sidelined him from NASCAR's top series for half of the 2016 season. Through his rehabilitation process, Earnhardt has become a vocal advocate for research of sports-related brain injuries
Today at 2p (Central) Dale Earnhardt Jr. will address the media in a press conference in a live stream (click here for the feed)
Just last month Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg hosted a Facebook Live (video below) from Charlotte, North Carolina with Dale Earnhardt Jr.....