Tag Archive: Dale Earnhardt

Nov 20

Jimmie Johnson makes history, wins record-tying Seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship

Ties Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for Most Premier Series Championships

Jimmie JohnsonHistory has been made. Jimmie Johnson captured his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with a stirring victory Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, tying NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt atop the all-time list. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 29

Jimmie Johnson wins at Atlanta, ties Dale Earnhardt with 76 wins

“It’s such an honor” – Johnson

‫Jimmie Johnson-Atlanta - photo  © Nascar Getty Images - Jeff Zelevansky With wrecks erupting behind him, Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag in overtime under caution in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway — and then he remembered. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 15

How did Kyle Larson’s rookie season stack up?

Comparing Larson to some of the all-time greats

Austin Dillon- - Kyle Larson Kyle Larson completed one of the best rookie season in premier series history in 2014. While Victory Lane was just out of grasp for the 22-year-old, his overall numbers were comparable to some of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. Read the rest of this entry »


May 28

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Childress believes title drought may end

NASCAR logoNearly two decades have passed since Richard Childress Racing won its last championship with Dale Earnhardt in 1994. 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 »


Jun 19

Tony Stewart pulls away from Carl Edwards to advance to Round 3 of the “Drive For The Cover” campaign

Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Toyota/Save Mart 350

NASCAR logo2012-02-26_0086Tony Stewart fans made sure that Carl Edwards didn’t get a second chance to defeat Smoke on his way to another title, this time for the right to be the cover driver for NASCAR The Game: Inside Line.

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Jan 14

Day Three: NASCAR preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR And Teams Continue Data Collection On Final Day Of Testing

2011-02-19_03052011-02-18_0647As the final day of Preseason Thunder wrapped, there was certainly no shortage of information NASCAR and the teams gathered during this three-day test as speeds continued to stand close to the 200-mph mark.

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Jan 12

Day One: NASCAR Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway

New rules, new year and beards among highlights of driver media availability

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesDaytona International Speedway There was no shortage of conversation – or anything off-limits – during Day 1 of Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway. From spoilers to drafting to beards – all were topics du jour. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 19

NASCAR, International Speedway Corporation and Cie Games

Facebook partnership gives ‘Car Town’ players the green flag at Daytona International Speedway

In_game Daytona Challenge2011-02-18_0647In-Game ‘Daytona Challenge’ lets fans pick their favorite car, assemble a pit crew and take the ultimate virtual victory lap on Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 16

Dale Earnhardt: Dominance at Daytona

1998 Daytona 500 Victory Only Part Of The Intimidator’s Legend

Dale Earnhardt SrDaytona International Speedway NASCAR returns this weekend. And around all the racing and adjoining pageantry, the sport will remember one of its legends.

Flagworld will be there this week-end, don’t miss it!

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Jan 15

Junior Hanley and friends talk about Don Biederman

An old-time Canadian short track racing at the CME
The Racing Season Begins January 21-23, 2011 at Toronto’s International Centre

Canadian Motorsports Expo logoDon Biederman and Junior HanleyOn Friday, January 21, visitors to the Canadian Motorsports Expo will have an opportunity to join a host of Ontario stock car veterans, including legendary Hall of Famer Junior Hanley and crew members Bob Sumak, Ross May and Peter Andaloro for a ‘Bench Racing’ discussion recalling the exploits, adventures and achievements of legendary Canadian racer Don Biederman. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 06

Kobayashi wins Autosport’s Rookie of the Year Award

Kamui Kobayashi has won the coveted Rookie of the Year Award at the renowned Autosport Awards.

2010-12-06 - Kamui Kobayashi 022010-12-06 - Kamui Kobayashi 01The visitors to the Autosport.com website, which has an audience of 1.5 million motorsport fans every month, voted and considered the Sauber driver’s performance, in what was his first full Formula One season, as outstanding. The 24-year old Japanese was delighted to receive the trophy at the gala event at London’s Grosvenor House hotel on Sunday night. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 01

NASCAR: Top stories of the decade closely defined by Dale

Even today, Earnhardt crash still felt as NASCAR evolves

Reviewed in our mind’s eye, it seems to take forever. The events unfold slowly, in exact detail, a perfect panorama of color and speed. By now, we know it frame-by-fame — the black car bending to the right, the climb up the banking, the inevitable impact and the out-of-control slide back down into the grass. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 29

NASCAR: Johnson’s run is historic

But it’s not over

Jimmie Johnson may have secured a fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup title in a row, but there is still more to come. At long last, Jimmie Johnson allowed himself to savour the magnitude of his accomplishments — but don’t let that fool you. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 15

NASCAR announces Hall of Fame entrants

Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty and Bill France amongst names entered into NASCAR’s new Hall of Fame

When NASCAR opted to keep its inaugural hall of fame class to five people, it put voters in a difficult position — vote for pioneers of the sport, organisers of the sport or the best performers in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »


May 09

NASCAR: Is this the year Stewart tames Darlington?

Two-time Cup champion Tony Stewart should feel no shame

For being winless in Cup races at Darlington Raceway. He’s not alone. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 29

NASCAR: Gordon not alone when it comes to lost win seasons

Perhaps the most surprising statistic of the 2008 Sprint Cup season

The failure of Jeff Gordon to visit Victory Lane. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 03

High speeds, high anxiety hand-in-hand at Talladega

Carl Edwards would write the check right now

“If somebody said, ‘Hey, will you take 10th at Talladega, right now? You don’t have to run the race.’ I’d take in it a heartbeat,” the Sprint Cup title contender said. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 22

NSCRC upholds penalties against Truex’s No. 1 team

The appeal concerned four penalties issued by NASCAR

On July 21, 2008, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Dale Earnhardt Inc. regarding the No. 1 car. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 05

Patrick Carpentier qualified 27th for Sunday’s Texas Cup race (+results)

Earnhardt Jr. earns pole

The thunderous cheering that erupted Friday at Texas Motor Speedway when Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted his pole-winning qualifying lap stood in sharp contrast to the stunned silence that followed rookie Michael McDowell’s frightening crash earlier in the session. Read the rest of this entry »