DALE EARNHARDT JR. NEWS

NSCS: Despite Four-Straight Sub-Par Finishes, Don’t Count Dale Earnhardt Jr. Out

FORT WORTH, TX. — Judging by how many are breaking their legs to jump from the “Dale Earnhardt Jr. will win his first championship” bandwagon, you would have thought that Earnhardt came out this past Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway with a run from his dreaded 2009-2010 stretch of his career. In reality, Earnhardt and his crew took a car that was awful on Friday and Saturday...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. taps Josh Berry for second Nationwide race

JR Motorsports Late Model driver Josh Berry, who made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut last month, will get his second shot behind the wheel of the No. 5 JRM Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series 2014 finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 15. JR Motorsports general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller, sister of team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., made the announcement on Wednesday. Ragu...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Josh Berry Tagged to Pilot No. 5 at Homestead

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — JR Motorsports announced Wednesday that Josh Berry, who made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut last month, will get behind the wheel of the No. 5 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Ragu, who has sponsored the team since 2011, will be featured as the primary sponsor. The company has served as the country’s leading pasta sauce since around the 1940s. Ragu made...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. fed up with lack of speed in practice sessions

Despite going four consecutive races without a top-10 finish for the first time this season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn't overly worried about the speed in his No. 88 Chevrolets on race days. Practice sessions are an altogether different matter. After running in the top five for much of Sunday's Chase for the Sprint Cup opener at Chicagoland Speedway before fading in the final...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart case sent to grand jury

The Ontario County of New York District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday that they will send evidence from its investigation into the Kevin Ward Jr.-Tony Stewart incident to a grand jury. The statement from Michael Tantillo, Ontario County District Atttorney, reads in full: “Over the past several weeks I have reviewed with members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Keselowski 'skirt' rules? Dale Jr. road manager raises suspicions

Late in Sunday's race at Chicagoland Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. road manager Mike Hoag sent the Twitterverse a-chatter with a tweet claiming that Keselowski's Team Penske pit crew "cheated up" the ride side skirt on Keselowski's No. 2 car during a pit stop.
Via Shake and Bake
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mixed feelings for Earnhardt

Based on the way he practiced on Friday and Saturday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. might have been happy to escape Sunday’s race with the 11th-place finish he recorded. But in the first Chase event, Earnhardt’s car was the strongest it had been all weekend, and the 11th-place result left him wanting more. “We weren’t very good in practice,” Earnhardt said after the race. “I was...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dino Dale: Earnhardt Jr. admits love for Sue the T-Rex

Dale Earnhardt Jr. may be fast-approaching his 40th birthday, but earlier this week a trip to The Field Museum in Chicago made him feel like a kid at heart. Before getting started with the Chase Media Day on Thursday, Earnhardt Jr. and his girlfriend Amy Reimann made a trip to the museum to see one of the most famous and controversial dinosaurs, Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex.  "...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are recent finishes a bad sign for Sprint Cup title quest of Earnhardt Jr.?

For the first time all season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has gone three races without a top-10 finish. So is he worried that the recent performance drop-off -- albeit a minor one -- is a bad sign for his bid to finally claim an elusive Sprint Cup Series title? Earnhardt Jr. crashed three weekends ago at Bristol, and finished an unimpressive 11th and 12th at Atlanta and Richmond the past...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy: OnPitRoad Brackets and Final Four Chase for the Sprint Cup Series picks

As the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series gets set to begin this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, the staff at OnPitRoad.com thought it’d be a great idea to try and predict the perfect Chase for the Sprint Cup Series bracket. Both Managing Editor Ashley McCubbin (myself) and journalist Tayler Stiles went ahead and filled out a complete bracket. The odds for being perfect in figuring...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Column: Big season for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

CHICAGO (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. turns 40 in a month, and much of his adult life is still a blur. It's just one more reminder there isn't much time for reflection inside a race car. ''I've always wondered what happens to a person as they age, physically and mentally, that changes their performance,'' Earnhardt said. ''Mark Martin, into his 50s...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. 'real nervous' about turning the big 4-0 next month

Next month is a really big one for Dale Earnhardt Jr. No matter what happens with his No. 88 team in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, NASCAR's 11-time most popular driver will reach a major personal milestone -- he'll be 40 years old on Oct. 10. So how does the third-generation driver still known as "Junior" feel about turning the big 4-0? "I'm real nervous...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr., Jimmie Johnson hit the late-night talk show circuit

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson each made a late night stop on Wednesday. As part of the "Chase Across North America" media tour, Earnhardt joined "Jimmie Kimmel Live" in Los Angeles and Johnson swung by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmie Fallon" in New York to help promote the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.  In addtion to the upcoming NASCAR...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

'Vacation's over': Dale Jr. reflects on season, talks pressure of Chase

Dale Earnhardt Jr. stops by America's Pregame to to preview the Chase for the Sprint Cup and more.
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Mac's roadmap to a Dale Earnhardt Jr. championship

Larry McReynolds lays out a roadmap for how Dale Earnhardt Jr. can navigate the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and win his first title.
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase For The Sprint Cup Drivers Set

Rank Driver Points Behind 1 Brad Keselowski 2,012 Leader 2 Jeff Gordon 2,009 -3 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2,009 -3 2 Jimmie Johnson 2,009 -3 2 Joey Logano 2,009 -3 6 Kevin Harvick 2,006 -6 6 Carl Edwards 2,006 -6 8 Kyle Busch 2,003 -9 8 Denny Hamlin 2,003 -9[...]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the Chase: 'It's about to get serious'

The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season started off with a bang for perpetual fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. By scoring his second Daytona 500 victory, the driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was the first to punch his ticket into the newly-redesigned 16-driver Chase format. Earnhardt and his Steve Letarte-led team did not stop there, however. Despite being solidly...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

After Richmond, it's back to serious business for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

After an extended "vacation," it's almost time for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to get back to the serious work of trying to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. By winning the season-opening Daytona 500 this year, Earnhardt effectively removed the pressure of qualifying for the Chase, as other drivers fought for victories to claim their spots. It’s safe to say that...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationwide taking over as main sposor of No. 88

Earlier this year, Nationwide reached a deal with Hendrick Motorsports to become the primary sponsor of the No. 88 team driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. for a majority of races in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The insurance company increased its primary sponsorship to 21 races, including the Daytona 500, for each of the next three seasons. This week, Nationwide and HMS...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. dishes on flipping Chevy S10: 'Keep your eyes on the road'

Dale Earnhardt Jr. may have Nationwide Insurance on his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for the first time this weekend, but the perpetual fan-favorite is very familiar with the company.
Via Shake and Bake
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationwide Insurance Is

going to sponsor Dale Earnhardt Jr. for 21 races next year. This link says that Stanley Tool is going to move its sponsorship over to Carl Edwards next season.
Via The Pit Stop
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Nationwide Expands Sponsorship of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

CONCORD, N.C. — Nationwide announced on Friday that theywill serve as the majority primary sponsor for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 Sprint Cup Series team in 2015. The Ohio-based company will increase the number of races they will sponsor the No. 88 to 21 total Sprint Cup Series events. This will include the exclusive rights to be featured on the car in the next three Daytona...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationwide Expands HMS Relationship

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 5, 2014) – Nationwide has expanded its three-year relationship with Hendrick Motorsports to become the majority sponsor of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 Chevrolet SS team beginning with the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Nationwide, which in May announced it will join Hendrick Motorsports as a corporate partner, will increase its primary...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationwide picks up more races with Earnhardt Jr.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Nationwide will be the primary sponsor for Dale Earnhardt Jr. starting next season under an expanded agreement with Hendrick Motorsports. Nationwide had already signed on for 12 races for NASCAR's most popular driver, but picked up an additional nine races for next season to push its total to 21. The deal runs through the 2017 season and includes the Daytona...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationwide Expands Sponsorship Of Earnhardt

CONCORD, N.C. – Nationwide has expanded its three-year relationship with Hendrick Motorsports to become the majority sponsor of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 Chevrolet SS team beginning with the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Nationwide, which in May announced it will join Hendrick Motorsports as a[...]
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13 days ago  |  Discuss
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