Earnhardt, 42, shared the news with members of his No. 88 team Tuesday morning
He has raced more than 600 times and has won 26 Cup Series races
NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring at the end of the season, his team, Hendrick Motorsports, announced in a statement Tuesday.
Earnhardt, 42, shared the news with members of his No. 88 team Tuesday morning. A news conference with Earnhardt and owner Rick Hendrick is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Earnhardt made his Cup Series debut on May 30, 1999, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He won his first race at Texas Motor Speedway in 2000.
This is Earnhardt’s 18th season. He has driven for Hendrick Motorsports since 2008. Earnhardt was sidelined much of last season from the effects of a concussion.