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Rick Hendrick: Retirement talk with Dale Jr. was emotional (video)

Rick Hendrick recalls the conversation when Dale Jr came to him to say he was going to retire. Hendrick says it was emotional, but a great feeling to share.

During Tuesday’s press conference where Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced he’d retire from NASCAR Cup racing at the end of the current season, team owner Rick Hendrick reflected back.

It was March 29, 2017 and Earnhardt had just told Hendrick that he had decided to retire.

Hendrick recalled that conversation Tuesday, saying it was a very emotional conversation, but that it was a great feeling that both men were able to share so much about Junior’s decision and their relationship.

Check out the video above.