It was sad to read the report about the retirement of Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Thursday. The NASCAR world has come out in full force to express their gratitude and feelings toward the most popular driver the sport has.

Earnhardt Jr. went professional in 1999 and followed in the footsteps of his late father Dale Earnhardt Sr. who passed away after an accident at the Daytona 500 on February 18th, 2001.

The younger Earnhardt has completed 603 starts, 26 wins of which two were Daytona 500 wins. "Junior," 43, will retire following the 2017 season. He wants to spend more time with his new wife Amy, who he married on New Year's eve.

The President of Lancaster Speedway took to social media to extend Dale Earnhardt Jr an invitation that may be hard to pass up!

Lancaster Speedway President
Lancaster Speedway President

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