Earnhardt focused on title, not contract
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- You may be wondering why Thursday's official announcement that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has signed a five-year extension at Hendrick Motorsports didn't involve a huge news conference, a lot of hoopla, pomp and circumstance.
After all, HMS did lock up NASCAR's most popular driver through the end of the 2017 season.
The answer is simple: Earnhardt didn't want to bring attention to this.
So we got an email with a prepared statement.
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