"I just wanted the opportunity to go out on my own terms. I wanted to honor my commitment to Rick, my sponsors, my team and the fans." (Photo: Getty Images) Dale Jr. Career Photos | Dale Jr. Career Highlights Timeline Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s decision to step away from the Monster Energy NASCAR
Longtime NASCAR fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he will retire from the sport after the 2017 season. Earnhardt has 26 career Cup victories, has won NASCAR's most popular driver award 14 times, but has never won the Cup title. Earnhardt, now 42 raced at the Milwaukee Mile several times during
Last year, the highest-paid Nascar drivers combined to earn $168 million. Here's a look at the 10 individuals who raced away from the competition this year.