11:04 AM

Nationwide’s official statement regarding Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement news

Columbus, Ohio - While Nationwide and the rest of JR Nation will miss seeing him on the track, we fully support Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s decision to step away from racing in NASCAR. Dale Jr. has been a tremendous partner and friend to Nationwide. We look forward to continuing our relationship with him after the conclusion of what’s sure to be a memorable 2017 season. Nationwide congratulates Dale Jr. on an amazing career and wishes him the very best as he starts this next phase of his life.

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