April 25, 2017
Dale Earnhardt Jr Will Retire After 2017
Nascar will not be the same in 2018 not having an Earnhardt on the track. The name Earnhardt defined Nascar racing for over 3 decades.
Dale Earnhardt Senior started his career in 1975 and ever since there has been an Earnhardt on the track. The name Earnhardt has had the largest fan base since 1980.
Dale Earnhardt Junior, AKA Little E, is a third generation driver who was raised in the business and had a natural fan following from his first cup race in 1998. Dale Jr have raced several levels of racing with his half brother leading up to his Nascar Cup debut. Junior was an instant fan favorite being the son of a legend.
This list has already started for the drivers being considered to take over the 88 car.
Upon Announcing his retirement, Dale Jr released this statement.
“The response just in the last six hours from teammates, colleagues and fans has been overwhelming. I just want to thank everyone for making me feel pretty incredible today.” — Dale Earnhardt Jr.While Dale Earnhardt Junior was not a tenacious as his father, he made up for it with a tremendous skill set. The ever elusive Cup Championship has escaped him thus far however. There could be no better send off for this 14 time most popular driver winner than to capture the cup in his retirement year.
Nascar will have a fan void to fill in 2018 as the biggest name in Nascar history will no longer be on the line up.
Dale Earnhardt Jr will retire after 2017.
Subscribe for Members Segments