"Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been the embodiment of NASCAR for two-plus decades. His respect for NASCAR's history and his willingness to help develop the sport's next superstars make him the true bridge from NASCAR's past to its future. He has done all of that with humility, leading to his being voted by the fans as the sport's most popular driver every year since 2003. We'll miss him here in Las Vegas as well. While he never won here, his 10 top 10s tie him for first all-time at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and he's been a great ambassador for our speedway and our city. We wish him well for the remainder of the 2017 season and beyond and hope he remains a very visible part of NASCAR for many years."