DescriptionNASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. The son of late NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt raced for 18 seasons and in more than 600 races in his career. Earnhardt Jr. has driven for his current team, Hendrick Motorsports, since 2008. Earnhardt's fellow drivers congratulated the star on his retirement. The third-generation driver has 26 Cup race wins and is a two-time Daytona 500 champion. Earnhardt, who will turn 43 in October, made his first career Cup Series start in 1999 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His final NASCAR race will come on November 19th at Homestead-Miami Speedway.