DALE EARNHARDT JR. NEWS

Driver council meets with NASCAR again to discuss rules package

The newly formed driver council met with NASCAR for a second time Saturday in Daytona and it may have led to a new rules package for upcoming races at Indianapolis and Michigan. NASCAR has already said it will use a package with less downforce next weekend at Kentucky Speedway, and that same package could be used at Darlington Raceway next month. Now it appears a package with a higher...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400 Starting lineup, green flag and tv info at Daytona

NASCAR runs it’s annual July 4th weekend race at Daytona International Speedway this Sunday. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx is on the pole for the Coke Zero 400 as 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers attempt to go to victory lane at the 2.5-mile track located in Daytona Beach. Daytona has been in the news recently not only for Sunday’s race, but for it’s flag trade in program in which racegoers...
Via Tireball.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Rained Out Qualifying Gives Earnhardt Top Starting Spot

By Jeff Olson The cancellation of qualifying for the Coke Zero 400 inadvertently gave NASCAR a popular pole sitter Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start first Sunday after the cancellation, which lined up the field according to speeds from Friday’s first practice session. Earnhardt, who had a fast lap of 202.284 mph in the No. 88 Chevrolet on...
Via On Pit Road
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Firecracker 250: halfway report

After a sixty minute rain delay, the world center of racing came to life for the 2015 edition of the Subway Firecracker 250 presented by Coca-Cola. The race marks the first time the series has been to Daytona since the full implementation of Daytona Rising, which has reduced the available seating for this weekend's racing to less than a third of it's normal capacity. This construction...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Just the facts: All you need to know for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

There is one true way to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, and that is NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing at Daytona International Speedway! The annual Coke Zero 400 is ready to kick off under the lights Sunday night, and the action on the track is sure to be as exciting as the fireworks shooting off in the night's sky. This marks the 17th race of the 2015 season, with just 10 races...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coke Zero 400 Qualifying Canceled Due to Rain, and Subway Firecracker 250 on hold pending weather

It seems as though the curse of bad weather that has plagued the Daytona International Speedway in recent years has once again reared it's ugly head, as qualifying for Sunday night’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca Cola was rained out Saturday, giving the pole position to Dale Earnhardt Jr., based on his chart-topping, 200 mph-plus practice speed.  Earnhardt led the first of two...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coke Zero 400 Qualifying Canceled Due to Rain, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gets Pole Based on Top Practice Speed

Qualifying for Sunday night’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca Cola was rained out Saturday, giving the pole position to Dale Earnhardt Jr., based on his chart-topping, 200 mph-plus practice speed. Earnhardt led the first of two practice sessions on Friday in the No. 88 Nationwide Stars and Stripes Chevrolet, with a fast lap of 202.284 miles per hour – one of 14 drivers to post...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Rain washed out qualifying for Sunday night's race at Daytona International Speedway, where the field was set by practice times. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the pole because he was fastest in Friday's first practice session. NASCAR's most popular driver deliberately ran a very fast lap because his crew chief anticipated rain could interrupt qualifying...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rain (and fast practice time) puts Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the pole

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the pole in Sunday night's Coke Zero 400 after Sprint Cup qualifying was rained out Saturday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway. With NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying about to kick off at Daytona, severe weather moved into the area and put a hold on Saturday's activities. As lightening and thunder hit the track and surrounding area,...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. on pole for Coke Zero 400, full NASCAR Cup Series Daytona qualifying results

Dale Earnahrdt Jr. will lead a field of 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to the green flag for Sunday’s running of the Coke Zero 400 from Daytona International Speedway. Joining Earnhardt Jr. on the front row will be Austin Dillon after qualifying was rained out. Joey Logano won the season opening Daytona 500. Aric Almirola won this event last year after it was ended early...
Via Tireball.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. offers clue about wedding date for he and Amy Reimann

Engaged to be married less than a month, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and new fiancee Amy Reimann have yet to set a wedding date.
Via Shake and Bake
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick Lead Coke Zero 400 Practices

In a pair of practices ahead of the Coke Zero 400, it’d be Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick topping the charts. Earnhardt is looking for his second win of the season after winning the last restrictor plate race of the season at Talladega Superspeedway. Patrick, meanwhile, is looking for her first career victory at a track where she has finished in the top-10 previously. Though...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick Lead Practice Sessions For Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick led the two practice sessions Friday at Daytona International Speedway, in preparation for Sunday night’s Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola. In the first of two practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, Earnhardt posted the day’s fastest lap of 202.284 miles per hour (44.492 seconds) on the 2.5-mile tri-oval, driving the No. 88 Nationwide...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Crash in first Daytona practice involves 10 Sprint Cup cars

A multi-car incident during Friday's opening practice session at Daytona International Speedway brought out the red flag and sent a number of teams scrambling to pull out back-up cars for Sunday's race. The incident occurred less than 10 minutes into opening Coke Zero 400 practice when Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski got together while racing in a large pack of cars in Turn 2. The...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive Nationwide car with flag scheme at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive a special patriotic paint scheme this weekend at Daytona International Speedway during the Coke Zero 400. Earnhardt’s No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet will have an American flag paint scheme as part of NASCAR’s “American Salute” campaign. Earnhardt has three career wins at Daytona in 31 starts.  He won last year’s Daytona 500 and finished third...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Keep on truckin': Dale Jr. takes Nationwide hauler to Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr. - CB handle "Hammerhead" - is trucking his way to Daytona International Speedway. On Thursday, Junior jumped into the passenger seat of the No. 88 Nationwide hauler and hit the highway for the 'World Center of Racing.'
Via Shake and Bake
3 days ago  |  Discuss

All NASCAR tracks ask fans to not bring Confederate flag to races

This weekend at Daytona International Speedway fans can turn in their Confederate flags for a flag of the United States. It’s not just Daytona who does not want the Confederate flag flown at its televised races this weekend, all of the tracks on the NASCAR schedule have jointly signed a statement in which it proclaims a desire to be “welcoming environments in all of sports and...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR tracks urge fans to keep Confederate flag away from races

As controversy about the Confederate flag continue to dominate the national conversation, a number of racetracks came together to issue a statement backing NASCAR's decision to not use the flag in any official capacity, while urging their fans to keep the controversial symbol away from their events.  Earlier this week, Daytona International Speedway announced an initiative for this...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Car Get Patriotic Paint Scheme For July 4 (Video)

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Daytona International Speedway and the stars and stripes. What’s more American than that? Nothing, obviously, which is why NASCAR’s most popular driver is celebrating the Fourth of July with a sweet paint scheme for the Coke Zero 400. The day after the United States’ birthday, Junior will take the track the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS decked out in red...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC Sports Group celebrates NASCAR return with 23.5 hours of holiday weekend coverage

NBC Sports Group begins its 10-year partnership with NASCAR this 4th of July weekend with 23.5 hours of NASCAR coverage. The holiday weekend slate from Daytona International Speedway is highlighted by the 57th running of the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, July 5, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, and the Subway Firecracker 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC Sports Group ramps up 360 degree NASCAR marketing campaign as it kics off new 10-year chapter

In preparation for the launch of its 10-year chapter as the home of NASCAR’s championship run, beginning this 4th of July weekend, NBC Sports Group will employ its “Big Event Strategy” to leverage NBCUniversal’s robust collection of broadcast and cable networks, websites, radio and social media platforms, and additional promotional assets to drive further awareness of the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Dale Jr. buy engagement ring despite jewelry phobia?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is no fan of jewelry, admitting during February's Media Day in Daytona that he actually has what he considers to be a real jewelry phobia. "My sister (Kelley) used to chase me around the house with necklaces and stuff," NASCAR's most popular driver said. "I don't know. It's creepy to me. It is." So what then did Earnhardt do about is dislike for all things jewelry...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. joins Steve Letarte for periscope Q&A tomorrow at 10:30

To gear up for the launch of NBC Sports Group’s 10-year chapter as the home of NASCAR’s championship run, NBC Sports Social Media will deploy around-the-clock coverage across all of NBC Sports’ social media platforms this week. NBC Sports’ coverage begins on Saturday, July 4th at 7 p.m. ET with the Subway Firecracker 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series Race on NBCSN.  Coverage continues...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. crashes at Sonoma, hold on second narrows

Furniture Row Racing’s No. 78 car suffered would could be its worst finish of the 2015 season when Martin Truex Jr. was sent off the course and into the tire barriers at Sonoma Raceway in Sunday’s Toyota/SaveMart 350. His hold on second place in the Sprint Cup standings is now a slim four points, with a logjam of three racers hot on his tail. The crash was a result of what Truex...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Transmission change for Earnhardt

After Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified 20th in Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series time trials, the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team opted to change the transmission for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350. Earnhardt said his Chevrolet got stuck in second gear in Turn 11 as he was coming to green for his second qualifying run. Under road course rules, Earnhardt can keep his starting spot...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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