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JR Motorsports enjoys 2014 season to remember

Less than a week ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller were standing on stage celebrating their first NASCAR Nationwide Series championship with driver Chase Elliott and crew chief Greg Ives. For an organization that started out in Late Models, the road to JR Motorsports' first NASCAR championship was one that took years to develop, with a few bumps in the road...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals his dad's 'odd talent' on Throwback Thursday

We all know that Dale Earnhardt could drive a race car. But did you know "The Intimidator" was also skilled on two wheels? On Throwback Thursday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. revealed an 'odd talent' that his dad was very proud of. We're impressed. 
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt wants more success in '15 with new chief

Dale Earnhardt Jr. imagined his Nationwide Series trophy was a chalice, tipped it back and acted like he was taking a big swig of champagne or beer - the beverages of choice for NASCAR winners and champions. Earnhardt had plenty of practice chugging this season. He left Homestead-Miami Speedway with one more keepsake for the home office - he's running out of room with a corner...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Earnhardt-Miller says JR Motorsports has been “Labor of Love” to become champions

For most eyes focused on JR Motorsports, the road to a championship with Chase Elliott began 12 months ago, when JRM was able to sign NAPA Auto Parts to a deal to sponsor Elliott. “This year having NAPA on board, really 12 months ago not really having anything together for Chase or this team, it’s kind of surreal to be here and be champions with an 18-year-old driver and a sponsor...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: As Nationwide Era Ends, Another Begins With Chase Elliott at Helm

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — When the checkered flag waved on the Ford Ecoboost 300 on Saturday night, it signaled not only the end of another season, but the conclusion of the Nationwide era of NASCAR’s No. 2 series. Since the Ohio-based company committed to become the series title sponsor in 2008, fans of the sport have been treated to incredible races and storylines during their involvement...
Via Rubbings Racing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt Jr.: Things 'won't ever be the same' without Steve Letarte

When Steve Letarte was named the crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. before the 2011 Sprint Cup season, both men had reached a pivotal point in their respective careers. "We both treated it like our last shot, although it probably wasn't," Letarte, who will call his final race for Earnhardt Jr. in Sunday's 2014 season finale, told FOXSports.com in an exclusive interview...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Congresswoman wants NASCAR to suspend Kurt Busch

            A congressional lawmaker has called on NASCAR to suspend Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch from Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway until his recent domestic accusation is fully resolved, reports SI.com. According to the report, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) sent a letter to NASCAR president Mike Helton and to Stewart-Haas Racing...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins Throwback Thursday, Y’all Can Go Home Now

No idea why I ever got rid of this haircut. 5th Grade #TBT #ClipOnTies pic.twitter.com/DT7G4yX4yu — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) November 13, 2014 Move over Tom Brady. Your months-long reign as the king of Throwback Thursday has come to an end (at least for now). This Thursday, it’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. who gets the top Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. Fights Back From Car Damage to Finish 12th in Arizona

Martin Truex Jr. came home with a 12th-place finish in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. But the Furniture Row Racing driver felt the final result could have been much better had it not been for an incident on Lap 213 of 312.   While running in the top-five, Truex’s left-rear fender took a hit by the No. 18 car (Kyle Busch) during a restart at...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking for more: New Dale Jr. crew chief says best is yet to come

Greg Ives, the next crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr., hopes to continue the success NASCAR's most popular driver has enjoyed over four seasons with Steve Letarte calling the shots. In fact, 35-year-old Ives wants to achieve things his predecessor didn't as the crew chief on the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. "The goal is not to be Steve; the goal is to be better...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking for more: New Dale Jr. crew chief says best is yet to come

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Greg Ives, the next crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr., hopes to continue the success NASCAR's most popular driver has enjoyed over four seasons with Steve Letarte calling the shots. In fact, 35-year-old Ives wants to achieve things his predecessor didn't as the crew chief on the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. "The goal is not to be Steve; the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch under investigation for alleged domestic assault

            The Dover Police Department is investigating a domestic assault allegation against NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch. Police issued the following statement Friday: “The Dover Police Department can confirm that an investigation is being conducted based on an allegation of domestic assault that is alleged to have occurred in the...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

King of the jungle suite: Dale Jr. wins #TBT with pic of his parents

Dale Earnhardt Jr. delivers on "Throwback Thursday" with an amazing picture of his mom and dad in the "Jungle Suite." 
Via Shake and Bake
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR penalizes crew members, not drivers for Texas post-race brawl

              NASCAR handed down penalties Tuesday after Sunday’s post-race brawl at Texas Motor Speedway, but neither Brad Keselowski or Jeff Gordon were penalized. From NASCAR.com: NASCAR officials did not fine drivers Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski for their involvement in a fight on pit road after the AAA Texas 500. Gordon’s...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. quietly continues comeback season

While one of his Hendrick Motorsports teammates was doing celebratory burnouts, another licking his wounds in the garage, and the other fighting it out with Brad Keselowski on pit road, Dale Earnhardt Jr. quietly left Texas Motor Speedway this weekend with a sixth-place finish in the AAA Texas 500. No longer in championship contention, Earnhardt and his Steve Letarte-led team have...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Dave Elenz set to replace Ernie Cope’s position at JR Motorsports

According to an article posted at motorsport.com, Dave Elenz will take over crew chiefing the No. 5 JR Motorsports team in 2015. JR Motorsports already announced earlier this year that Ernie Cope, the current crew chief, will be working with Chase Elliott and the No. 9 team in 2015 as Elliott’s current crew chief Greg Ives will move up to the Sprint Cup Series and crew chief for...
Via On Pit Road
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Repeat performance? Earnhardt Jr., others bear watching at Texas

You can expect an aggressive race with a lot of intensity at Texas Motor Speedway in the AAA Texas 500 today. Last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, we saw Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is no longer a 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup contender, took a win off the board from those eight remaining Chase drivers. There's nothing to say we won't see that again at Texas. You would be making...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Motorsports Announces One-Race Deal with LINE-X

JR Motorsports announced today that LINE-X, North America’s largest retail automotive aftermarket franchise and leading provider of high-performance spray-on bedliners, will sponsor Alex Bowman in the No. 5 Chevrolet for the upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday, Nov. 8. LINE-X is recognized as the industry leader in spray-on bedliners...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

A non-race winner Sprint Cup champion in 2014? Don't rule it out

Of course all the talk this week has been about Dale Earnhardt Jr. winning at Martinsville Sunday. Dale Jr. winning is one topic but the bigger topic is that he is a non-Chase driver now and it really changes the scenarios of possibilities for the eight remaining Chase drivers. I see two things coming out of what happened Sunday. The first is while we thought we had seen urgency...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Sprint Cup TV Ratings: Martinsville Down Despite Dale Jr. Win

Even Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not been able to lift NASCAR television ratings this season. NASCAR Sprint Cup racing from Martinsville, the seventh race in the Chase For the Cup, drew a 2.5 final rating and 4.1 million viewers on ESPN — down 7% in ratings and 5% in viewership from last year (2.7, 4.3M) [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Are drivers' and teams' Chase philosophies changing?

With Dale Earnhardt Jr. no longer in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase hunt and with him taking a win off the board for the remaining eight drivers in the Chase, there is no doubt it makes a difference in the Chase scenario. There are only two races left in this Eliminator Round -- this weekend at Texas and next weekend at Phoenix. Having a non-Chase driver win Sunday at Martinsville...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Texts From Last Race: Can anyone help Junior lift his clock?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. captured a grandfather clock in Martinsville. But what happened after? Thanks to our always entertaining friend @Nascarcasm, Shake and Bake has uncovered a private (and extremely fake) post-race group text message between some of your favorite drivers.
Via Shake and Bake
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr.'s grandfather clock arrives - just in time for Redskins game

The grandfather clock that Dale Earnhardt Jr. so desperately wanted arrived Monday at his home in Cleveland, N.C., one day after the Hendrick Motorsports driver won for the first time at Martinsville Speedway.
Via Shake and Bake
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. talks emotional Martinsville win with NASCAR Race Hub

It was an emotional weekend at Martinsville Speedway for Hendrick Motorsports. On the ten year anniversary of the plane crash that claimed the lives of all 10 people on board, Dale Earnhardt Jr. captured the checkered flag for his fourth win of 2014.  Earnhardt and crew chief Steve Letarte sat down with FOX Sports 1's NASCAR Race Hub to talk about their big day at "The Paperclip."
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. cleaned their clock at Martinsville Speedway

Don't you just love it when Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins? The man gets so excited in Victory Circle whether it's a track the size of Daytona or, as we saw Sunday, at paperclip-size track we all know as Martinsville Speedway. Dale Jr. spreads the love by going to each and every team member and giving them a hug. I remember the first time he raced at Martinsville. He was the proverbial...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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