He has expressed a strong desire to raise children, and the clock is ticking.
Health issues have also plagued the driver of the No.
And it’s not as if NASCAR’s 14-time most popular driver will disappear from the stock car racing landscape when he stops driving a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car at the end of the current season. Earnhardt will maintain a higher visibility as a car owner and as a go-to spokesperson for the sport.
Married to long-time girlfriend Amy Reimann on this past New Year’s Eve, Earnhardt, 42, is ready to move on with the next phase of his life.
Admit it, how many of you diehard Junior fans knew his legal first name was Ralph, and not Dale?
I’ve really got to where I am so dependent on her, and that’s a great feeling to be able to depend on someone and them be accountable. “Anyone who is going through that process, it’s exciting for me because I know how they are feeling,” he said.
April 25, 2017 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service The suddenness and finality of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Tuesday retirement announcement may have sent shock waves through the world of NASCAR racing, but from a global viewpoint, the timing couldn’t be more appropriate.
He's coming off two big seasons, is in the midst of a career resurgence and flashes a bright smile most everywhere he goes.
“It’s been great and I am going to really enjoy the process of putting that together with her and supporting her,” Earnhardt said Thursday during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour.
But, for the most part, the results haven’t been there.