Found June 17, 2012 on
On Pit Road:
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Martin Truex, Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the final 30 laps on his way to ending his 143 race winless streak.
Lap 1: Marcos Ambrose pulls out to the early lead
Lap 2 Ambrose leads Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick as Kurt Busch spins on the backstretch
Restart lap 5 – Biffle tries to make the move on Ambrose, though Ambrose pulls off with the lead down the back
Lap 6 Biffle to the lead
Lap 7 Bayne with motor problems
Lap 8 Biffle leads Ambrose, Logano, Kahne, Kenseth, Harvick, Almirola, Stewart and Mark Martin
Caution lap 10 Josh Wise blew up
Restart lap 16 as Biffle keeps Ambrose behind him
Lap 20 Biffle leads Ambrose, Logano, Kenseth, Almirola, Kahne, Stewart, Harvick, Martin and Bowyer
Caution lap 26 – competition caution due to new left side tires, new pavement and rain……Leaders come down pit road…..Ambrose leads Kenseth, Logano, Martin, Kyle Busch and Harvick off pit road
Restart lap 31 and Ambrose pulls out to the early lead
Lap 34 Kenseth to the lead
Lap 37 Kenset...
BEST OF MAXIM
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally ended his 143-race winless-streak Sunday after winning the 2012 Quicken Loans 400. Tony Stewart finished second to Earnhardt Jr., just like he did in 2004 at the Daytona 500. Stewart praised him back then, but now it’s a little different.
He tells USA Today:
“No different than anybody else that does it,” he said. “It’s not a national holiday...
So the drought is over for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 team. That really is awesome for them, Hendrick Motorsports and, quite honestly, our sport in general. What we can't lose sight of is that he is an experienced driver, one who has been in championship battles before and won two Nationwide championships.
Dale Jr. has been around long enough that he understands what...
The last 15 laps of Sunday's Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway weren't quick enough for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
As he maintained a comfortable five-second lead over Tony Stewart and drove closer to his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory in four years, Earnhardt was preoccupied with what might go wrong.
Four years ago, in his last victory at Michigan, Earnhardt...
Well folks, the 143 race winless streak is over. There is joy in Junior Nation and trust me, there is joy in NASCAR. With Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally getting back to Victory Lane after a long four-year drought, all is right with the world.
That win last Sunday honestly has moved the needle on NASCAR exposure and interest like nothing we've seen since Trevor Bayne upset the racing...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. raced to his first Sprint Cup victory in four years, ending a 143-race winless streak Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.
Earnhardt's win came almost exactly four years to the day after his last trip to Victory Lane in a Cup race. That also was in Michigan on June 15, 2008. He led for 36 laps last weekend at Pocono but made a late stop for gas instead...
At the same venue that produced his last NASCAR Sprint Cup victory, four years and two days removed from his most recent visit to Victory Lane, Dale Earnhardt Jr. broke the most talked-about, most frustrating streak in motor sports.
Pulling away from defending series champion Tony Stewart at the end of the final 60-lap green-flag run, Earnhardt won Sunday's Quicken Loans 400...
TIME TO GET NASTY
Danica Patrick's crew chief, Tony Eury Jr., says Danica is not getting enough respect on the track and needs to earn it by not letting other drivers push her around.
The overwhelming consensus in the NASCAR garage is that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on the verge of winning a Sprint Cup race.
And even though his winless streak reached 143 races last Sunday at Pocono, Earnhardt hasn't tired of the questions about when he might win his next race.
"I don't feel like you guys (reporters) have asked the question too many times, because I think...
Turns out the victory party for Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn't much of a party at all.
Earnhardt snapped a 143-race winless streak at Michigan International Speedway, then celebrated at home in North Carolina with friends and family. He says they played music and stood around talking about the Sunday race late into the night.
It wasn't the wild party people expected for NASCAR...
Tony Stewart, sarcastic after someione else wins a NASCAR race? Say it ain't so? Riling up Junior Nation? Doubt it.After Dale Earnhardt Jr. broke his four year winless streak, Tony Stewart was a little miffed to be anwering questions about the #88's win. "No different to anybody else that does it. It's not a national holiday, guys. This morning, they were celebrating...
The winless streak over, Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks for more…
It's finally happened, folks. Junior Nation is in a state of ecstasy and NASCAR officials are thrilled to see their most popular driver back in Victory Lane for the first time in four years.
Of course, plenty of things happened over the weekend, which saw dozens of drivers post record-shattering qualifying runs. But seriously, all you really need to know is this: Dale Earnhardt...
Tony Stewart was quick, but not quick enough, and finished second in the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. Stewart, the driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), finished 5.393 seconds behind winner Dale Earnhardt Jr., who led five times for a race-high 95 laps. “I’m...
Congratulations to Chad Johnston, crew chief of the No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and his wife Stacey.
Last night, Johnston received an early Father’s Day present as his son, Chase Allen Johnston, arrived at 10:32 p.m. ET. The baby boy weighed in at nine lbs. and 20.75 inches long. He joins big sister Sydnee into the family.
Plans are for Johnston...