Countess athletes retire from their respective sports every year. But this year, there were a number of notable drivers in various racing series that called it quits.
In every series from NASCAR to Formula 1, and even the FIA World Endurance Championship, 2016 seemed to mark the beginning of the changing of the guard. Drivers who we have been watching compete for the better part of this millennia are moving on to the next chapter in their career, leaving fans to adjust to new faces in the pit lane.
We counted down some of the most well-known drivers who retired from different motorsport categories.
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