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Retirement means a new chapter for Dale Jr., but it’s also bittersweet (video)

The legendary NASCAR driver was emotional as he retired and says he just wanted to make a living drive cars.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. began Tuesday afternoon’s press conference formally announcing his retirement at the end of the season with a smile on his face.

But quickly, that smile faded away and the enormity of what he had just announced to the world appeared to hit home – perhaps more than he expected it might.

That’s when Earnhardt admitted that his emotions are bittersweet, which he talks about in the above video. Check it out.