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Scott Fowler

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring, and we should be thankful. Here are 4 reasons I am.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has preserved and updated the legacy of his famous father, all the while putting his own self-deprecating spin on life. He announced Tuesday he would retire at the end of the 2017 NASCAR season.

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Kurt Busch celebrates Daytona 500 win

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch won the Daytona 500 on Sunday and was greeted in Victory Lane by New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and the Monster Energy girls. Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer
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Kurt Busch celebrates Daytona 500 win 0:41

Kurt Busch celebrates Daytona 500 win

Stars and sunshine for Daytona 500 1:57

Stars and sunshine for Daytona 500

Scenes from Daytona Saturday 1:42

Scenes from Daytona Saturday

NASCAR's William Byron prepares for Xfinity Series season 1:18

NASCAR's William Byron prepares for Xfinity Series season