What they're saying: Reaction to Dale Jr. news - Friday, July 15, 2016 Rick Hendrick, team owner: "Dale is special to me, taking the driving part away. I just want him to feel good when he gets back in the car. I don't want him to push himself. He's kind of an ironman, he doesn't want to let the team down, he doesn't want to let his fans down. But we need him for the long haul and he wants to be in the car. The best thing the doctors can do is go through all the protocol... More...
What they're saying: Reaction to Dale Jr. news - Friday, July 15, 2016 - Rick Hendrick, team owner: "I'm very hopeful and he's very hopeful and I think the doctors want to err on the side of being sure. We want him for a long time. He loves the fans, he loves the sport, he loves to race and we love him in the organization. I'm proud of him."
What they're saying: Reaction to Dale Jr. news - Friday, July 15, 2016 - Doug Duchardt, GM at Hendrick Motorsports: "I think Dale has become more aware (of concussion symptoms) over the years and I think to his credit and I think this is important, and I think I've heard this in some of the dialogue since the announcement. The only person that knows how you feel is yourself."
2016: Earnhardt Jr. notched four runner-up showings in the first 14 races of 2016 before getting out of the car midway through the season. Not feeling right, the driver visited his doctor and was diagnosed with a concussion-like symptoms, likely stemming from a wreck at Michigan on June 12. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. through the years | Photo Galleries | Nascar.com