Dale Earnhardt Jr. with cars from David Gilliland and Justin Allgaier

Dale Earnhardt Jr. with cars from David Gilliland and Justin Allgaier

PHOTOS (March 17, 2012): Practicing at Bristol. More: http://www.hendrickmotorsports.com/news/photos/2012/03/17/Practicing-at-Bristol#.

PHOTOS (March 17, 2012): Practicing at Bristol. More: http://www.hendrickmotorsports.com/news/photos/2012/03/17/Practicing-at-Bristol#.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Amy Reimann http://www.people.com/article/dale-earnhardt-jr-engaged-amy-reimann

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Amy Reimann http://www.people.com/article/dale-earnhardt-jr-engaged-amy-reimann

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."

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."

What they're saying: Reaction to Dale Jr. news  Friday, July 15, 2016  Jimmie Johnson:   "More than anything just again, am proud of him to recognize that he doesn't feel right and to say something about it. ... It is very difficult for me to comment because I know what I have been through and I don't know what he has been through. Again, I think and it started right...   MORE...  Photo Credit: Getty Images  Photo: 15 / 16

What they're saying: Reaction to Dale Jr. news Friday, July 15, 2016 Jimmie Johnson: "More than anything just again, am proud of him to recognize that he doesn't feel right and to say something about it. ... It is very difficult for me to comment because I know what I have been through and I don't know what he has been through. Again, I think and it started right... MORE... Photo Credit: Getty Images Photo: 15 / 16

Dale Earnhardt Jr. car graveyard

Dale Earnhardt Jr. car graveyard

What they're saying: Reaction to Dale Jr. news  -   Friday, July 15, 2016  -   Alex Bowman, replacement driver:     "Yeah, it's been a crazy 12 hours for sure. I think the first time Greg (Ives) called me I was at work, so I didn't even answer. But it's definitely not the circumstances that I want to get an opportunity like this. But obviously I'm hoping Dale feels better, but at the same time it's the best opportunity I've ever had in my life."

What they're saying: Reaction to Dale Jr. news - Friday, July 15, 2016 - Alex Bowman, replacement driver: "Yeah, it's been a crazy 12 hours for sure. I think the first time Greg (Ives) called me I was at work, so I didn't even answer. But it's definitely not the circumstances that I want to get an opportunity like this. But obviously I'm hoping Dale feels better, but at the same time it's the best opportunity I've ever had in my life."

What they're saying: Reaction to Dale Jr. news  -   Friday, July 15, 2016  -   Tony Stewart:    "I think Dale has been one of the guys on the concussion side that's really been a leader in that side, and you hate to see this happen to anybody, but like was said earlier, it takes a pretty strong guy to say, hey, something is not right, and to say I need to get something looked at."

What they're saying: Reaction to Dale Jr. news - Friday, July 15, 2016 - Tony Stewart: "I think Dale has been one of the guys on the concussion side that's really been a leader in that side, and you hate to see this happen to anybody, but like was said earlier, it takes a pretty strong guy to say, hey, something is not right, and to say I need to get something looked at."

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