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  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr. announces his retirement

    Surrounded by family and friends, including Rick Hendrick, Earnhardt says he'll wrap it up at the end of the 2017 NASCAR season as a regular driver.

Surrounded by family and friends, including Rick Hendrick, Earnhardt says he'll wrap it up at the end of the 2017 NASCAR season as a regular driver. John D. Simmons/Jeff Siner The Charlotte Observer
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring, and we should be thankful. Here are 4 reasons I am.

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