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FOURTEENTH SEASON: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet SS, will kick off his 14th fulltime NASCAR Sprint Cup season when he takes the green flag in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 24. Earnhardt made his Cup debut on May 30, 1999, when he started eighth and finished 16th at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. In 469 career starts, the Kannapolis, N.C., native, has earned 19 wins, 11 pole positions, 105 top-five finishes and 182 top-10s. Only five active, full-time drivers, including Earnhardt’s teammate Jeff Gordon (689), have more career Cup starts.
AT DAYTONA: In 26 Sprint Cup starts at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Earnhardt has recorded two wins, nine top-five finishes, 14 top-10s and has led 396 laps. Earnhardt notched his first pole position at the 2.5-mile superspeedway in 2011, when Hendrick Motorsports won the front row for the Great American Race. Earnhardt averages a starting position of 10.8 and an average finish of 14.5. In 13 Cup seasons, he ...
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Quiet most of Speedweeks, Dale Earnhardt Jr. made a little noise Saturday.
Earnhardt topped the speed chart for the final practice session before Sunday's season-opening Daytona 500.
The 2004 Daytona 500 champion turned the fast lap by averaging 198.592 mph around the 2 -mile superspeedway. David Gilliland was second, followed by Clint Bowyer, Marcos...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran 11 laps in Wednesday's opening practice before the engine in his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS expired.
Because of the subsequent engine change, Earnhardt will start from the rear of the field in Thursday's first Budweiser Duel 150-mile qualifying race.
"I don't know what happened," Earnhardt said of the engine failure. ...
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Sam Hornish, Jr. led the way with a lap of 46.915 seconds in the first practice for the DRIVE4COPD 300 from Daytona. Rounding out the top five was Brad Keselowski, Brian Scott, Austin Dillon, and Elliott Sadler.
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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. led the way with a lap of 45.319 seconds in the final practice for the Daytona 500 from Daytona. Rounding out the top five was David Gilliland, Clint Bowyer, Marcos Ambrose, and Aric Almirola.
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