NASCAR | KY Speedway Presents Token of Appreciation to Dale Jr.

07/07/2017 02:42 PM

Earlier this year, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. announced that he would retire from NASCAR’s top series after the 2017 season.

As a result, Saturday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway will likely be Earnhardt, Jr.’s last race at the track in the MENCS.

Because this will likely be his final race, Kentucky Speedway gave Earnhardt, Jr. a jukebox to show its appreciation for what he has done for the sport.

“Thanks for what you (Earnhardt, Jr.) do for our industry,” said Kentucky Speedway general manager Mark Simendinger.

The jukebox features Earnhardt, Jr.‘s signature and the Nationwide Children’s logo.

It will be given to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Oh.

“That’s awesome because I know the kids are going to love it,” said Earnhardt, Jr. “We got them a little stereo, but this is going to take the cake.”

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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