I think we all saw this coming after his last CC.Most of us were surprised he even came back at all.Sad for Nascar but good for him.He has enough he can live comfortably without working and raise a family.I suspect we will see him at the tracks though and part of an announcing team.
Yeah, its unfortunate. But I'm happy that he's happy with this. He's married to a former University of Kentucky cheerleader, and he wants to start a family. And he said he doesn't want his children to pursue racing (cause its too expensive). But this is a mature things and an emotional one, after having a concussion and wanted to donate his brain to science. And after seeing his Dad die in racing. He's going to make an impact off the track.
As for broadcasting, he's has social anxiety. He used to be the young party boy but he's always hated doing a lot of media. Sure when youre getting paid millions to push something you'll do it, but hes always hated it and wanted to focus on racing. He may make some appearances on TV but I don't suspect he'll be in the broadcast booth.
Jeff Gordon joined this past year and he's doing fantastic. Dale Jarrett, Darrell Waltrip, Rusty Wallace, hey've got it on lock!