Tag Archive: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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 »

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 »

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