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BROOKLYN, Mich. – Sam Hornish Jr. did not sit behind the wheel of the Shell-Pennzoil Dodge this weekend at Michigan International Speedway until 1:04 p.m. this afternoon. When the command to start engines for today’s Pure Michigan 400 was given at 1:07 p.m., Hornish began one of the most impressive performances of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Hornish charged to the front, led laps and posted the fastest lap times for much of the race en route to a respectable 12th-place finish.
“We were hoping for a top-10 finish, but it wasn’t a bad day,” Hornish said after the race. “I felt like it was a pretty good from the point that we started in the back and worked our way up and by the midpoint of the race we were running in the top five. I ran there for quite a bit. We just got off on our strategy and that kept us from getting the finish that we wanted. There were too many yellows at the end because we had a good long run car. Man, it was like whatever you seem to have you d...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't earn a repeat win Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.
But NASCAR's most popular driver salvaged what could have been another disastrous weekend after finishing 32nd and 28th, respectively at Pocono and Watkins Glen in recent Sprint Cup races. Earnhardt finished fourth at MIS and learned a lot about team building in the process -- just not...
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet won his first race since 2008 at the June Michigan event. It was his first win in 142 races, and the win Jr. was needing to propel him this season for a run at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship.
Now we are back at Michigan International Speedway for the Pure Michigan 400, and everyone is wondering the same...
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s newfound confidence took a hit on Saturday when the driver slipped out of the groove and into the wall outside of Turn 2 at Michigan International Speedway.
With 10 minutes remaining in Happy Hour, the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team scrambled to prepare the backup car. But Junior never returned to the track to shake the car down.
How Junior and Co. react...
Yesterday’s Pure Michigan 400 was full of emotions for race fans as every race is. From Greg Biffle taking the checkered flag and snapping Ford and Jack Roush’s six race dry spell to Mark Martin impaling the pit road wall and walking away from it. Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. coming from the back to charge for the lead, the race was one you didn’t want to miss. For...
It’s finally happened, after over a month of waiting for NASCAR The Game to release who won their cover contest, we have an actual winner!
After a long promotion that you could vote for who you wanted to win… It came down to two finalist.
Fans were directed to the title’s Facebook page where they could cast their vote for either Kasey Kahne or Dale Earnhardt Jr.
NASCAR fans have spoken, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. narrowly defeated Kasey Kahne in the final round of voting in the “Drive for the Cover” campaign. Earnhardt, the nine-time most popular driver, will adorn the cover of the upcomingNASCAR The Game™: Inside Line video game, scheduled to be released on Nov. 6. “We are excited for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to be featured on the cover of...
Bristol Motor Speedway is one of No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr.’s best tracks. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver finished second and third in the last two NASCAR Sprint Cup races on the Tennessee short track. Truex along with MWR teammates Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers all posted top-five finishes at Bristol in March.Not only does Truex aim for a victory...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. went to a backup car for Sunday's race after crashing in Turn 2 late in Saturday's final practice session.
The No. 88 Chevrolet Earnhardt wrecked was the same one he drove to victory at Michigan in June, when he broke a 143-race winless streak.
Though Earnhardt didn't get any laps in the backup on Saturday, he tested the chassis during extended practice...
The Army National Guard will continue as a primary sponsor of the No. 88 Sprint Cup Series team and driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. after extending its relationship with Hendrick Motorsports through the 2013 NASCAR season. The National Guard will receive primary paint schemes in 20 Sprint Cup races, including the 2013 Daytona 500, and prominent brand placement during all non-primary events...
Sunday's fourth-place finish was just what Dale Earnhardt Jr. needed to stop a tailspin that started two weeks ago at Pocono, but the race wasn't without controversy for the sport's perennial most popular driver.
Yes, Earnhardt eliminated the sorts of mistakes that cost him last week at Watkins Glen (where he overdrove the inner loop and spun out late in the race) and...
Sam Hornish Jr. did not sit behind the wheel of the Shell-Pennzoil Dodge this weekend at Michigan International Speedway until 1:04 p.m. this afternoon. When the command to start engines for today’s Pure Michigan 400 was given at 1:07 p.m., Hornish began one of the most impressive performances of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Hornish charged to the front, led laps...