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NASCAR America: Jeff Burton on Dale Jr.'s continued impact on NASCAR after retirement

Dale Jr will continue to have an impact on the sport of racing after he's retired, says Jeff Burton. Dale Jr will still play a role as an owner and be a major part of driver safety and concussion protocol going forward.

During his retirement announcement Tuesday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. made sure everyone knew he wasn’t leaving the sport for good.

“I’m not going to quit working,” Earnhardt said. “There’s a feeling of being an asset to something. I don’t have to be the guy holding the trophy. Being a part of that success, I really enjoy. I really enjoy making people happy and doing stuff as a team.”

NASCAR America analyst Jeff Burton called into Tuesday’s show to gives his take on what Earnhardt’s impact on the sport will be following his retirement from the Cup Series. His passion for the sport will include his ownership of JR Motorsports.

“It’s so important for that Xfinity Series to be healthy,” Burton said. “As a car owner, I think Dale Jr. being involved is huge. Dale has perspective much like Kyle Petty. His father was in the sport, now he’s in the sport. They have a perspective that I think is very, very healthy for us to listen to. Because it’s not a perspective that everybody has.”

Watch the video the full conversation with Burton.