Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Last Ride
Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed his final race on Sunday. He threw his own party in pit row. Earnhardt, now 43, finished 25th in his final NASCAR Cup race. In his career he achieved two Daytona 500s and 14 straight most-popular driver awards.
Instead of seeking autographs at the Homestead-Miami Speedway fans wrote messages on the concrete wall in the 88 pit box. Fans were shouting that they wanted to buy Earnhardt a round and he was high-fiving as many fans as he could.
“We’re going to miss him for obvious reasons,” NASCAR chairman Brian France said. “He’s not going to be that far away. He’s going to be glued to the sport, and that’s going to be good for us.”
Dale Sr., who died in a last-lap accident in 2001, would be proud of his son, as he kissed his pregnant wife Amy before his last race on Sunday. It was a festive time as fireworks and fighter jets memorialized the moment.
“I still want to have a purpose in this sport,” Earnhardt said.
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