Dale Earnhardt Jr. has decided to retire at season’s end. This is not surprising to me considering what he’s been through over the last several years due to concussions. He has also recently become married. You need to put time and effort onto marriages to make them work. It’s just the way that works out.
This gives him one more shot at winning a championship. Pretty much the only thing he hasn’t done in NASCAR.
The real interesting question is, who will the Earnhardt fans flock to next year. Sure there is Dale’s nephew Jeffery Earnhardt, but is he really ready to take up the mantle for Earnhardt fans?
We’ll have to wait and see what these people decide next year.
Even if Dale doesn’t get to win a championship at the end of the season, he has indeed made an impact on the sport.