Dale Earnhardt Jr. will reveal all of the details behind his retirement in his upcoming book.
He stepped away from NASCAR after 18 seasons in 2017, recording 26 Cup Series wins in his career and was a 15-time most popular driver award recipient.
Earnhardt told the Charlotte Observer his new book will discuss his struggle with concussions.
“We weren’t really telling the whole truth (about my retirement), and I couldn’t,” Earnhardt told the Observer. “Once I quit driving, I had no reason why I couldn’t tell the whole truth. So, what I told you, or anyone else that you know is only about 25 percent of the story.”
Earnhardt said when he announced his retirement, he “wanted the opportunity to go out” on his own terms.
“I missed a few races (in 2016) and had to face the realization that my driving career may have ended without me having a vote at the table,” Earnhardt said in April 2017 (via The Washington Post).
Earnhardt’s book, titled “Racing to the Finish: My Story,” is schedule