Daytona Coke Zero 400
By Jeff Stolowitz
June 27, 2017
Enjoy him while you can, NASCAR Nation.
Savor this Sunday’s Coke Zero 400. Relish it.
It might be the last one Dale Earnhardt Jr. ever runs.
NASCAR’s most popular driver has made it clear, he will not beat his brains out — literally — in order to continue racing.
“Of course I’m human and I’m going to be concerned,” says Earnhardt, who sat out much of last season trying to overcome serious concussion issues.
“I would definitely not want to come back and try to race anymore if I won the championship; I’d be outta here,” he said and laughed.
And then he turned serious.
Dale Jr., has made a choice many have struggled with opening the way for a much needed path for Athletes to retire with Dignity
Even more impressively, he has announced he will donate his brain to research.
Dale Earnhardt Sr. made NASCAR safer when he died; Dale Jr. is making it safer while he lives.
That is the mark of a true Athlete
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