Found June 12, 2013 on Sicknissified:
Don’t look now, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. is once again building momentum while searching for his first win of 2013. Up next on the schedule? The place where he last won — Michigan. (Photo credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR.) By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2013 season got off to such a fast start that it had many wondering if this would be the year that he’d finally hoist the Sprint Cup at year’s end. However after racking up five top-10 finishes in 2013′s first five races, Earnhardt’s hot streak began to cool a tad. Over the next seven races Earnhardt averaged a 20.5 finish, and had dropped from the points lead to sixth in the standings. Things were spiraling out of control fast, and had this have been 2009 the driver may have folded. Earnhardt and crew chief Steve Letarte did as they have done since being paired together, the duo put their heads down and kept on working. The pair got a much needed 10th place finish in Dover, on a day ...

Photos: Earnhardt Jr. to drive Man of Steel/Superman paint scheme at Michigan

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports will feature ‘Man of Steel’ a Superman paint scheme on his car this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. The movie is set to release on the big screen Friday, June 14. The premise of the movie is as follows: Clark Kent is a humanoid alien who after being transported to Earth from the dying...

Earnhardt Jr. hits stride just in time

WHAT'S UP? Right now, Dale Earnhardt Jr. The Hendrick Motorsports driver picked up the pace this weekend at Pocono Raceway, finishing third in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race. That's good news for NASCAR's Most Popular Driver as he moved up two spots to fourth in the standings. WHY IT MATTERS If you've been fervently hoping for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to reach his potential...

Junior, team carrying momentum

If I am Dale Earnhardt Jr., who just finished third last week at Pocono, plus jumped two spots in the points to fourth position, I have to be extremely excited about heading to the Irish Hills of Michigan this weekend. Remember that Dale won this race last year, and I believe the team is stronger now than they were then. I think this new Gen-6 car is something that he really has...

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview

MAN OF STEEL: Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive a special black and steel-colored No. 88 National Guard “Man of Steel” Chevrolet SS this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. Superman’s values align with National Guard values. Both are citizens who put on their uniforms when their communities need them. Warner Brothers’ “Man of Steel” will be in theaters June 13. For...

Quicken Loans 400 Preview

Last June when the Sprint Cup Series was at Michigan, a long winless streak was broken. Junior Nation rejoiced as Dale Earnhardt Jr. pulled into victory lane to celebrate his first Cup win since 2008. It was a day that Earnhardt Jr. and his fans won’t soon forget, but they are also hoping they can get to victory lane again sometime soon. Earnhardt Jr. showed his strength on the...

Earnhardt gearing up to make a run at victory

By the time Dale Earnhardt Jr. reached Victory Lane last season at Michigan, the win seemed as much inevitable as implausible. One top 10 finish at a time, Earnhardt built and built before a four year and 143-race winless streak was snapped; a legion of fans sent into a frenzy as NASCAR's most popular driver finally gave them all a reason to go wild. Well, look who's back...

Denny Hamlin: ‘I’d rather blow up leading than run 15th all day’

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin is not satisfied with a good points day, he needs race victories, and Sunday he never really had a chance. Hamlin finished eighth on Sunday at Pocono Raceway, where he’s won four times.  He moved up one position in the standings, which did little 

Team Chevy Party In The Poconos 400 by Walmart Race Recap

LONG POND, PA. – Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS, scored his third win of the season and third win at Pocono Raceway in dominating fashion today. Johnson closed the deal by leading 128 of the 160 laps in the race, and was untouchable while cruising to his 63rd career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) victory. He extended...
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