Found May 02, 2012 on Sicknissified:
Dale Earnhardt Jr. zooms past Casey Mears during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 28, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia. Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR. By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical I know I sound like a broken record — scratched cd for those younger readers, or even a corrupted MP3 file for even younger readers – but Dale Earnhardt Jr. proved again at Richmond that he is indeed knocking on the door of victory lane. It has now been a grueling 138 races since Earnhardt last tasted the spoils of victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but after nine races this season he already has four top-three finishes including a second-place effort this past weekend in Richmond. Had it not been for a soft brake pedal Saturday night, Earnhardt may have tossed a 400-pound gorilla from his shoulders. Is the timing right for Earnhardt to finally break through for the first time in nearly four years? Yes, but is th...

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Talladega Preview

This entry of news and notes for the Aaron’s 499 from Talladega focuses in on Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. his #88 National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet. Earnhardt is coming off a 2nd place finish at Richmond. Points report: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, recently picked up his fifth straight top-10 finish...

NASCAR Bonus Points: Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. Win Before the Chase?

  Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. snap his winless streak and score a win before the beginning of the Chase in September? Junior has had several close calls over the last couple of seasons. Last year he was passed in the final few laps at Martinsville. A few weeks later he ran out of gas at Charlotte coming off Turn 4. Last week he ran second to Kyle Busch at Richmond. He’s run well...

Sicknissified’s NASCAR Power Rankings: Junior Rising

Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images, All graphics created by Toby Christie of By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical In the closing laps at Richmond we saw a potential rekindling of a rivalry between Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. If you remember back to 2008 they were running one-two in the closing laps, when Busch sent Earnhardt spinning into...

NASCAR Power Rankings: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Flyin' High at Talladega Superspeedway

The NASCAR tour gets a restful reprieve this weekend, hitting the Talladega turns for some gentle turns, and easy straightaways.  Yes, it might be fast, with speeds constantly around 195 mph, but as previously stated, the turns are wide and easy, the surface is very smooth, and the straightaways provide some good time to catch one's breath. Get outta here.  It's Talladega...

Earnhardt closing in on a win, maybe at Talladega

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer It has been almost four years since Dale Earnhardt Jr. won a Sprint Cup Series race. There have been flashes of hope in the humbling drought, and with each one, his rabid fan base holds it breath and prays for that elusive victory. Off to another solid start to the season, there is reason to believe a win could be close...

JR Motorsports Talladega Preview

Next up on the schedule for the Nationwide Series is Talladega. Below is the outlook of the JR Motorsports drivers on the upcoming race. This weekend features Dale Earnhardt Jr returning to the Nationwide series in the #5 Hellmann’s Chevy, Cole Whitt in the #88 Chevy, and Danica Patrick in the #7 Chevy. Dale Earnhardt Jrs’ Take on Talladega “It’s...

DirecTV NASCAR HotPass: Talladega

DirecTV customers have an opportunity during each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to choose from among four drivers to follow throughout each event with DirecTV HotPass. the satellite television service offers up four dedicated driver channels, free to its subscribers, during each Sprint Cup race. Each driver channel features multiple camera angles, real-time statistics and live communication...

NASCAR: Kyle Busch sweeps Richmond

BY: NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. — Pulling away from Dale Earnhardt Jr. after a restart with eight laps left in Saturday night’s Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway, Kyle Busch streaked to his fourth straight victory in the spring race at the .75-mile track. The win was Busch’s first of the season and [...]
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