Dale Earnhardt Jr. Announces He’ll Retire After 2017 Season

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is waving the white flag on his storied career — announcing he’ll retire from NASCAR after the 2017 season. 

The 42-year-old has racked up 26 wins (including TWO Daytona 500 victories) in 603 starts since turning pro in 1999.

He suffered a concussion back in 2016 that forced him to miss roughly half the season — but he’s since returned to the track and the now retirement tour begins.

Earnhardt underwent a strenuous rehabilitation program and was cleared to return to competition in early December. He has started all eight Cup races this season with a best finish of fifth at Texas Motor Speedway.

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