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Dale Earnhardt Jr. on retirement: I wanted 'to go out on my own terms'

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Dale Earnhardt Jr. chose this season to be his last as a NASCAR Cup driver because he wants “to go out on my own terms,” he said Tuesday. Earnhardt opened his retirement news conference at Hendrick Motorsports with a 10-minute prepared statement, thanking team owner Rick Hendrick, his deceased father, his team members, his legion of fans and other family members who have supported him through the health struggles of recent seasons.

Without Dale Earnhardt Jr., Nascar Faces an Uncertain Future

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Before he became one of Nascar’s biggest stars, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a grease monkey. He lived in a double-wide trailer on property owned by his famous father, a seven-time Nascar champion, and worked at his father’s Chevrolet dealership, toiling on brake repairs and lube jobs. He had no grand plans of chasing championships at Nascar’s top level back then. Certainly no expectations of replacing his father as the face of Nascar, the Southern sport that, at the time. No, back then, Dale Jr. just wanted to make a living racing cars. Merely eking out a living would have been fine with him.

Racing world reacts to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement announcement on Twitter

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The racing world is showing some love for Dale Earnhardt Jr. following an announcement on Tuesday that the likely Hall of Famer has decided to retire at the end of the 2017 NASCAR season. Current and former drivers tweeted their congratulations, excitement and well-wishes for Earnhardt after his decision was announced by Hendrick Motorsports.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement announcement brings mixed emotions (with video)

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - On Tuesday morning I was jarred out of my slumber not by an alarm clock or a wakeup call. My cell phone had vibrated off the nightstand. Every buzz was delivering the same news and/or reaction to that news: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring at the end of the season! I smiled. I was sad. But mostly, honestly, I felt relieved.

Bolt EV Owners Drive 4.5 Million Miles

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Chevrolet reported today that 3,492 Bolt EV owners in the United States have driven a cumulative 4,570,300 miles as of April 2, 2017 since the vehicle went on sale in December 2016. These all-electric miles have resulted in more than 175,000 gallons of fuel saved based on the average EPA-estimated 26 mpg for 2017 vehicles in the U. S.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Retire From Racing

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - At 7:34 a.m. Tuesday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. foreshadowed what was to come with a social media post that broadcast his mood. In typical fashion, he did not try to conceal his emotions. “Been up since 4,” he wrote on Twitter, followed by an emoji with a straight mouth. “Woke up like,” followed by another emoji of a face with eyes wide, cheeks flushed. He was nervous, and by 9 a.m. the world knew why: Earnhardt announced he would retire from Nascar at the conclusion of this season.