Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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In all my years of doing interviews, I’ve met very few people who are as open and honest about themselves as this week's SouthBound guest, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Martin Truex Jr. is this year’s NASCAR Monster Energy Series champion.  It’s the first time the 37-year-old Truex has won the championship. He won Sunday’s final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway, his 8th win of the year. Sunday’s race was the last for the retiring Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Jeff Siner / The Charlotte Observer

This weekend, NASCAR's most popular driver will round his last turn at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Bank of America 500.   Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring at the end of the season after two decades of racing.  He's such a fan favorite he's been voted NASCAR's most popular driver for the last 14 years. 

Carolina Panthers Coach Ron Rivera talked about National Anthem protests at a press conference Monday.
Panthers.com

Updated 4:55 p.m.
More than a dozen New Orleans Saints knelt during the National Anthem before Sunday's game at Bank of America stadium, but no Carolina Panthers joined them. Protests around the NFL this weekend came in response to President Trump's comment that players should be fired if they kneel during the anthem. Panthers Coach Ron Rivera said Monday the protests aren't disrespectful.

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about his decision to retire at the season's end, with team owner Rick Hendrick.
David Boraks / WFAE

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he'll retire when the season ends this November. The sport's most popular driver says a concussion that sidelined him for the second half of last season gave him a new perspective. 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring at the end of this season. The 42-year-old driver has won 26 times on NASCAR's top circuit.
Matt Sullivan / Getty Images/NASCAR

NASCAR's most popular driver will hang up his helmet at the end of this season. Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Tuesday announced plans to retire after 18 seasons in the sport.

Mosaic Mural Of Dale Jr. For Auction On eBay

Jan 14, 2014
eBay

This weekend, bidding began on an almost-life-sized mural of Dale Earnhardt Jr. A print of the digital mosaic mural is made up of more than 1,151 photos submitted by fans between May and December 2013.