Tag Archive: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Jul 15

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss New Hampshire race

The team indicated in a statement that physicians did not clear Earnhardt to race after an evaluation this week

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not compete in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after experiencing concussion-like symptoms.

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Jun 06

Kurt Busch wins at Pocono

Kurt Busch stretches fuel to win at Pocono

Kurt Busch

Working with a substitute crew chief, and saving enough fuel to get to the finish line and complete a celebratory burnout, Kurt Busch won Monday’s rain-delayed Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Earnhardt Jr. wins rain-shortened Phoenix race

93 laps short of its scheduled distance of 312 laps

Phoenix Chase race results

A serendipitous sequence of pit stops and a drizzle that turned into a downpour made a winner of Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Sunday night’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, the start of which was delayed from day to night by rain in the afternoon.

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Jul 06

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins at Daytona

 No. 88 takes the checkered as another ‘Big One’ erupts behind him

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins at Daytona Dale Earnhardt Jr. endured a weekend of rain, a three-hour-plus pre-race delay, and nine caution flags to win the Coke-Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway early Monday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Pocono Raceway

How sweep it was: Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes aim at Pocono after winning both its races last season

Dale Earnhardt - Pocono - photo © Todd Warshaw -NASCAR via Getty Images Last August, Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrated with a broom in Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway after completing the season sweep with his second win of the year at the 2.5-mile track. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

‘Blessed’ Dale Earnhardt Jr. seals win at Talladega

No. 88 driver leads 67 laps, gets emotional in Victory Lane

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Talladega - photo NASCAR It’s a toss-up which is greater, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s passion for Talladega Superspeedway or the Talladega fan base’s passion for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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Mar 19

Let the fans be heard: Sprint Fan Vote returns

A favorite isn’t always the winner – as the Sprint Fan Vote’s history suggests.

NASCAR logo In the last 10 seasons, fans have voted 10 different drivers into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race™ at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including names like Danica Patrick, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Daytona 500 starting lineup

See the full starting lineup for the 57th running of the Great American Race

Daytona 500 starting lineupWith the completion of both Daytona Duel qualifying races, the field for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (1 p.m. ET, FOX) has been set. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Dale Jr. says he has the fastest Daytona 500 car

Defending champion liked car in practice: ‘Out of the box, we were the best’

Dale Earnhardt Jr.Dale Earnhardt Jr. may start at the back of the first Duel on Thursday (7 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1), but don’t expect him to stay there too long, according to the driver himself and his spotter, T.J. Majors. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

NASCAR Illustrated: Dale Jr. back where he belongs

Junior’s comeback season brought out the best of old and new

Dale Earnhardt - Pocono - photo Getty Images The announcement of NASCAR’s new points system dominated the preseason in 2014, and headlocks and brawls and go-for-broke racing dominated the end. But in between, the best story was the return of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Edwards, Hornish with new teams at tire test

Dale Jr. looks to build ‘rapport’ with new crew chief at Charlotte this week

It may just be a tire test, but Carl Edwards sees it as a “huge” opportunity as he prepares to make his first appearance behind the wheel on behalf of Joe Gibbs Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

Dale Jr. wins Sprint NMPA Most Popular Driver Award

Driver nabs award for 12th straight year

Dale Earnhardt Jr - photo © David Becker -NASCAR via Getty Images Dale Earnhardt Jr., winner of four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2014 and eighth overall in the final points standings, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Sprint NMPA Most Popular Driver award for the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins at Martinsville

Gets first grandfather clock as teammate Gordon finishes second

Chase-logo On a day that saw two of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup favorites suffer potentially catastrophic problems, Dale Earnhardt Jr. stole a victory from the title contenders on Sunday, passing Tony Stewart for the lead with less than four laps left in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway and pulling away for his fourth victory of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Harvick wins Charlotte night race with restart

Ganassi drivers play Chase spoilers among top 10

Kevin Harvick - photo © Chris Trotman NASCAR via Getty Images The Closer finally closed the deal, and the door swung almost shut on Dale Earnhardt Jr., six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and 2012 champion Brad Keselowski.

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Oct 06

Joey Logano wins wild race at Kansas

Johnson, Earnhardt Jr. and Keselowski among those involved in incidents

Chase-logo In a race that saw Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup favorites Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fall by the wayside, Joey Logano earned a ticket to the Eliminator Round of the Chase with a hard-fought victory in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Chasers can help break record at New Hampshire

NASCAR National Series News & Notes

NASCAR logo Thirteen different drivers have taken the checkered flag in the last 13 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – tied with Texas Motor Speedway for the all-time record streak without a repeat winner. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Dale Jr. grabs top spot in Chase standings

Fan favorite has three wins this season after sweeping Pocono

Dale Earnhardt - Pocono - photo © Todd Warshaw -NASCAR via Getty Images Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s third win of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season has put him atop the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings.
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Jun 11

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Earnhardt earning another round of respect, with victory lane visits

NASCAR logo Consider this: Dale Earnhardt Jr. … finally, a contender. Ok, granted, he has made the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup before, with some fine finishes (third once, fifth three times) in the final series championship standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Earnhardt Jr. gets first win at Pocono

Junior passes Keselowski with five laps to go, holds on

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was in position to pounce Sunday, all but punching his ticket to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup by winning his second race this season and his first-ever at Pocono Raceway.  It took a little racing luck. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

History at Phoenix tees up Earnhardt for two in a row 

NASCAR logo With an epic Daytona 500 triumph in the books, it’s on to Phoenix International Raceway for Dale Earnhardt Jr., with plenty of historical fodder indicating a second-straight victory not only is possible but somewhat probable considering the inevitable momentum from winning NASCAR’s biggest event. Read the rest of this entry »

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