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Simmer down, Earnhardt Nation.
The way Dale Earnhardt Jr. sees it, those who bashed Jimmie Johnson for supposed selfish driving last Sunday at Martinsville were simply trying to stir up trouble.
Johnson slowed down and but didn't stop as Earnhardt was trying to gather his car from a spin off Turn 4 late in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the .526-mile short track. Johnson passed Earnhardt, his teammate at Hendrick Motorsports, and put the No. 88 Chevrolet a lap down.
Earnhardt said Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway that he understood Johnson's decision and would have done the same thing under similar circumstances.
"Jimmie couldn't slow down," Earnhardt explained. "If you slow down, the guy behind you has the right to take the position. I lost a position to (Denny) Hamlin under caution at Phoenix, so I know all about that too well.
"Jimmie, leading the race, couldn't take the chance… he did actually try to slow down, and I think that he saw I ha...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was having a solid top-five run on Saturday night when his No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet developed electrical issues at Texas Motor Speedway.
"I think the battery is dead or something," Earnhardt said on Lap 187 before pulling into the pits.
Crew chief Steve Letarte told his driver to check the second battery. After a lengthy stop and a new battery...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was looking to bounce back from a dismal day in Martinsville a week ago, but things went awry in Texas when his No. 88 Chevrolet lost voltage on lap 187.
“We had a battery go dead, and I didn’t diagnose it correctly,” Earnhardt said. “We’ve got two...
POINTS REPORT: Six races into the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ranks third in the driver standings on the strength of three top-five finishes and five top-10s. He trails leader and teammate Jimmie Johnson by 12 points.
POLE POSITION: Earnhardt’s two pole positions at Texas are tied for first as career-bests for the 38-year-old driver. Earnhardt earned the top...
JR Motorsports announced today a one-race sponsorship agreement with CorvetteParts.netfor Jeffrey Earnhardt’s No. 5 Chevrolet in the April 26 race at Richmond International Raceway.
CorvetteParts.net is a subset of Keen Parts Inc., a leading supplier of Corvette restoration parts. JR Motorsports announced on April 4 that Jeffrey Earnhardt, the 23-year-old nephew of team owner...
FOXSports.com NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski discovered the great benefits of being sponsored by Miller Lite. On Wednesday, while touring the MillerCoors Brewery in Fort Worth, Keselowski was greeted by the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders,
Martin Truex, Jr. led the way with a lap of 28.104 seconds in the third practice for the RACE from Texas. Rounding out the top five was Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Jamie McMurray, and Kevin Harvick.
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