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TMS PRESIDENT GOSSAGE'S STATEMENT ON NEWS OF EARNHARDT JR.'S RETIREMENT FOLLOWING 2017 SEASON

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 25, 2017) - The following is a statement from Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage on today's announcement that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire at the conclusion of the 2017 season. 

“Dang it! Dale Jr., put my kids through college and I was hoping he would stick around long enough to send my grandkids to college. You have to be happy and support him when he makes a choice like this and, certainly, I do. Now I’ve got to go pony shopping...”

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The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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