Tag Archive: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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 »

Feb 24

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the Daytona 500

Junior holds off Hamlin, Keselowski in green-white-checkered thriller

Dale Earndhart Jr. 2013-12-07 It took most of a day to get it in, but only one short slice of a moment to determine the outcome.

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Sep 05

Alonso best paid driver in motor sport – Forbes

Forbes said the Ferrari driver earns $30 million per year

2013-06-09_1451Fernando Alonso has emerged as clearly the highest earning driver in the entire world of motor racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

The 8th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo…

To be bigger and better than ever in wide-open hall 5

Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012The Canadian Racing Season Begins February 7, 8 & 9, 2014 at Toronto’s International Centre.

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Mar 27

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Earnhardt’s points lead breaks new ground – Being No. 1 is nothing new for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NASCAR logoBut becoming the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader, which he accomplished with a second-place finish on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway, broke new ground for Junior. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

NSCS Race Recap: Jimmie Johnson holds off Dale Earnhardt Jr. for Daytona 500 victory (updated with results)

Mark Martin ran third, Polesitter Danica Patrick came home eighth

Daytona 500 new logoNASCAR - Jimmie JohnsonJimmie Johnson sped away from the field after a restart with six laps left in Sunday’s Daytona 500 and held off a charging Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the 55th running of the Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Champions headline NASCAR preview 2013

NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff

NASCAR Hall of Fame2010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipReigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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Jan 08

NASCAR preseason thunder rolls Into Daytona

Sixth-Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup car to make debut at The World Center of Racing

2011-02-18_06472012-02-26NASCAR fans will get their first glimpse of the new sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars on the storied Daytona International Speedway for three days this week at Preseason Thunder, the unofficial on-track start of the 2013 NASCAR season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

“Off Season” ends at Charlotte Motor Speedway

All eyes on new Sixth-Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Car

NASCAR logoCharlotte Motor Speedway logoDale Earnhardt Jr., the sport’s 10-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Most Popular Driver, ran his first laps in the new sixth-generation race car. His review of the 2013 Chevrolet SS? It’s a must see. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Career numbers propel Earnhardt to No. 1 Ranking

Pocono Raceway logoNASCAR logoTwo challenges met. One remains. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who snapped a lengthy victory drought in June, has completed the long, nearly nine-year road back to the top of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings. Junior and his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team truly can focus on the biggest prize, their first championship.

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Jul 18

Kahne’s second victory dismantles ‘Wild Card’ logjam

Kasey Kahne’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway victory was significant on several levels

Kasey Kahne  portraitNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesKahne’s second win of the year puts him first in line for a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ “Wild Card” berth although he’s not sure two victories will be enough to reach post-season play. “Two helps, but three would put you in a real good spot. We’re going to stay after it,” Kahne said during Sunday’s post-race media interview. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Kahne takes advantage of Hamlin miscue to win at Loudon

Second victory inches No. 9 closer to Chase berth; JGR left scratching head

Kasey Khane 2012-03-08NHMS LogoKasey Kahne spoiled Denny Hamlin’s heroic drive through the field and held on to win Sunday’s LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, all but securing a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with his second victory of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Stewart holds off Johnson for first Vegas victory (+result)

 Tony Stewart scratched another race track off the bucket list

2012-02-26_0086Tony Stewart Victoire Las Vegas - Todd Warshaw - Getty ImagesPowering away from Jimmie Johnson after a restart with four laps left in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the reigning Sprint Cup champion took the checkered flag .461 seconds ahead of Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

Comeback Kid: Media predict Johnson rebound

Five-Time Champion barely edges Edwards, Gordon, Stewart

Jimmie Johnson 2011-07-30 NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesUndoubtedly, Jimmie Johnson would like to forget that the 2011 season ever happened. Apparently, voters in NASCARMedia.com’s annual preseason poll already have. Members of NASCARMedia.com picked Johnson to reign supreme once again – despite a career-low sixth-place finish in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Canadian racing fans in attendance at the upcoming Canadian Motorsports Expo presented by Inside Track Motorsport News are in for a special treat.

Hendrick Motorsports’ nos. 24 ansd 88 Sprint Cup show cars on display at Canadian Motorsports Expo

88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Diet Mtn Dew Impala Show Car (Small) 24 Jeff Gordon Drive To End Hunger Impala Show Car (Small)The show, which takes place February 10, 11 and 12 at Toronto’s International Centre will feature two of the world’s most famous race cars. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard Chevrolet Impala, as well as Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet Impala NASCAR Sprint Cup show car, will come straight from the Hendrick Motorsports shop in North Carolina to be displayed at the CME. It will be the Canadian debut for both of these new-look paint schemes, which will take to the track the following weekend at Daytona International Speedway during qualifying for the Daytona 500. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Competitive season also provided some oddities (+photos)

Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart finished off 2011 with a hot streak not seen since Rusty Wallace

NASCAR Truck Series 2011-11-22 NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesCarl Edwards accomplished an odd piece of trivia that hadn’t been done since the Modern Era began. And a California driver named Jim Cook shares one unusual trait with Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

McDowell paces practice in Martinsville (+result)

Johnson tops Chasers in only M’ville session; Edwards, Kenseth among slowest

Michael McDowell  2011-10-29NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesTalk about a day of rarities Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. The sun finally came out from behind the clouds. Michael McDowell was quickest in Happy Hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Martin leads strong Hendrick effort in ‘Dega quals (+grid)

 Mark Martin paced four Hendrick cars in the top six starting spots

2010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipMark Martin 2011-10-22If Sunday’s Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway goes the same way Saturday’s qualifying session did, Rick Hendrick should have an excellent chance to pick up his 200th Sprint Cup victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Hendrick Motorsports lands three Indy Contingency Awards

Despite coming up one position shy in his bid for a fifth win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Jeff Gordon 2011-07-27Brick Yard 400 logoJeff Gordon’s strong run in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 presented by BigMachineRecords.com sent a message that he is a serious challenger for a fifth championship, and earned the veteran driver two of Hendrick Motorsports’ three post-race contingency awards. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Forbes says Schumacher highest-earning driver

Lewis Hamilton ranks 15th with his $30 million

2011-05-20 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Michael Schumacher 11He may not have reprised his earlier successes since returning, but Michael Schumacher is still the highest-earning driver in formula one. That is the finding of business magazine Forbes, according to its latest annual ranking of the world’s 50 highest paid athletes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Johnson nips Bowyer at the line, wins at Talladega (+result)

With a push from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Jimmy Johnson checkered flag TalladegaJimmi Johnson finish TalladegaAt the end of 188 laps and 500 miles, Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 by inches, tying a record with his razor-thin .002-second margin of victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Kyle Busch scores his first Nationwide ‘Dega victory (+result)

Out front thanks to push from Logano when Wallace goes airborne

Kyle Busch podium TalladegaNASCAR Nationwide SeriesOn the radio before the final restart of Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, Busch pointed out to crew chief Jason Ratcliff that the fastest car — not the prettiest — got to go to Victory Lane. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Kenseth snaps long drought in easy Texas victory (+result)

After a 76-race absence from Victory Lane

Matt Kenseth podium TexasMatt Kenseth burn TexasMatt Kenseth needed a quick refresher course. “Show me where to park this thing,” Kenseth radioed to crew chief Jimmy Fennig after beating race runner-up Clint Bowyer to the checkered flag by a whopping 8.315 seconds in Saturday night’s Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. “It’s been a while.” Read the rest of this entry »

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