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NCWTS/NSCS: OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Picks for Martinsville Speedway

From NASCAR’s biggest track to NASCAR’s shortest track, it’s time for the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series drivers to keep the excitement going as the year draws closer to the end.   NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Terry Wagner picked Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter. The ThorSport Racing teammates have had success at Martinsville before, both posting wins previously...
Via On Pit Road
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Looking for job security? Don't apply to be a Sprint Cup crew chief

You don't decide to become a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief because job security is your top priority. Yes, a top-flight crew chief gig at a frontline team can pay to the tune of a seven-figure salary, but the position is about as stable as being president of a military junta in a third-world banana republic smack in the middle of an armed insurrection. Which is to say nowhere...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Edwards and Newman are surprises of NASCAR's Chase

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) NASCAR's new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs. Instead, both drivers were eliminated last week and the third round begins Sunday at Martinsville Speedway with a few surprises. Among them? Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman, two drivers few predicted...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

For what noble cause have Dale Jr., Danica Patrick teamed up?

When Danica Patrick drove a part-time Nationwide Series schedule for JR Motorsports in 2011 and 2012, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was her boss. Since 2013, when Patrick joined the Sprint Cup Series full time for Stewart-Haas Racing, the two ultra-popular drivers have been competitors. 
Via Shake and Bake
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Junior and Jimmie's absence from next Chase round bad for NASCAR?

On one hand, NASCAR couldn't have asked for a more ideal group of drivers to be in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Among the eight remaining championship contenders, six different organizations and all three of the sport's manufacturers are represented. Five of the eight drivers have multiple wins, while one of the remaining contenders (Denny Hamlin...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Disappointed Dale Jr. to fans: 'I hate we're all going through it'

The past few days undoubtedly haven't been too fun for Junior Nation after watching hero Dale Earnhardt Jr. fail to advance into the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Earnhardt, who needed to win Sunday's race at Talladega to transfer into the Eliminator Round and keep his title hopes alive, finished 31st after a late tap from Greg Biffe sent the No. 88 Chevrolet...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Light it up: Imagining night races at some of your favorite tracks

The energy. The excitement. There's something special about night racing. But not all NASCAR tracks are equipped to handle a race after dark.  Last month, Dale Earnhardt Jr. made waves when he thought he saw foundations for light poles being installed in Dover. Turns out, it was a false alarm. But that got us thinking.  What if Dover did add lights? Or Martinsville? Or Talladega...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Down in the dumps? Jimmie and Junior, but not Keselowski

FOX Sports 1 reporter Kaitlyn Vincie joins FOXSports.com editors Joe Menzer and Jared Turner for the latest edition of Bump 'n' Run, where the hottest NASCAR topics of the week are debated. 1. Who should be more disappointed about being knocked out of the Chase -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Jimmie Johnson? Kaitlyn Vincie: I would have to say Jimmie Johnson on this one. I'm...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt helps UPMC raise concussion awareness

The Sports Medicine Concussion Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has teamed with NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and catcher David Ross to raise awareness on concussion treatments. UPMC has launched the web site ReThinkConcussions.com to detail the concussion treatments now available. The site features separate videos from Earnhardt and Ross describing their...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No skirting the issue: Controversial side skirts on NASCAR's radar

When the Challenger Round of Chase for the Sprint Cup kicked off back at Chicagoland Speedway, Brad Keselowski scored the win and sent a message to the field his team was one of those to beat for the title. After the race, the then-road manager for fellow Chase driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. went on Twitter and accused Keselowski and Team Penske of cheating with their flared side skirt...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How much will Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. eliminations affect NASCAR audience?

One way to look at Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway is it was a terrific day for NASCAR because the sport got a walkoff-type, dramatic moment when Brad Keselowski won the race on a green-white-checkered finish to save his chances at the 2015 champoinship. That’s the optimistic view. The other point of […]
Via Monday Morning Crew Chief
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Road to Miami: Contender Round Shakes Up Championship Picture

Each race in the Contender Round of the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship provided a unique twist to the title battle. Three weeks ago at Kansas Speedway, the trouble Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, and Brad Keselowski ran into impacted their chances at moving forward in[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. gives Daytona season ticket holder a special surprise

Dale Earnhardt Jr. gave one longtime Daytona International Speedway season ticket holder a pretty special surprise. 
Via Shake and Bake
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt Jr.'s Sprint Cup title aspirations end at Talladega

As Dale Earnhardt Jr. went spinning madly on the backstretch, careening from the wall to the infield grass, these words painted on the wall appeared clearly on television via his in-car camera: "This is Talladega." As if Earnhardt and the rest of the field of Sunday afternoon’s frenetic NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 needed a reminder where they were. NASCAR’s most...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

After Last Weeks Mess Brad Keselwoski Wins At Talladega

With some of the strangest qualifying ever Brian Vickers had the pole for the event as a bunch of chase drivers including Jeff Gordon were in the back due to poor qualifying speeds.  Tony Stewart even had to use a past champions provisional just to get into the race as Ricky Stenhouse Jr. failed to even make the race. “To win you have to be aggressive,” said Brad Keselowski...
Via The Pit Stop
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Late-race wreck ends Earnhardt Jr.'s championship quest

Lining up 16th on a green-white-checkered restart, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s bid to win Sunday's Geico 500 and advance to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup ended with a crash. Running in right in the middle of pack, Earnhardt Jr. went sliding through the infield grass after Greg Biffle moved up the track into the No. 88 Chevy. Biffle was hit first by David Gilliland...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt says it’s every man for himself at Talladega

For Dale Earnhardt Jr., the only realistic way to keep the championship hopes of the No. 88 team alive is to win Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on ESPN). If Earnhardt wins, however, there’s a good chance he’ll knock teammate Jimmie Johnson out of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. But Earnhardt isn’t about to let that thought affect his approach...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt Jr., Johnson not focused on hooking up at 'Dega

Almost as predictable as "The Big One" has been the tendency of teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson to work together in the draft when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competes at Talladega Superspeedway. In popular NASCAR lingo, the proper term for the Hendrick Motorsports teammates is "dancing partners," but it really all boils down to this: Historically...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt out to win at Talladega to save season

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) This magical season for Dale Earnhardt Jr. comes down to one race to save his championship hopes. NASCAR's most popular driver must win Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to continue his quest for his first career Sprint Cup title. It's a pressure-packed situation for Earnhardt, who knows that six-time and defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS/NCWTS: OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Picks for Talladega Superspeedway

As we look towards the next event on the NASCAR schedule, the fantasy pickers at OnPitRoad.com have filed their picks for another weekend.   Camping World Truck Series Terry Wagner and Justin Tucker picked the ThorSport teammates Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter. Both have ran well at Talladega in the past, and are having good seasons to date so far in sitting first and second...
Via On Pit Road
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr Calls Out SportsCenter

Dale Earnhardt Jr ain't even mad on this beautiful Friday afternoon, but SportsCenter's out here asking questions like he is.
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's Legendary TOP-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - TALLADEGA

MATT KENSETH - WINNER#20 Home Depot Husky Toyota ·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 92.2 2014 Rundown ·         11 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole ·         Average finish of 13.9 ·         Led 17 races for 467 laps Talladega Superspeedway Outlook: ·         One win, five top fives, nine top 10s ·         Average...
Via Captain Thunder Racing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr admits he coasted off his name, legacy

So much of life depends on who you know, and so much of that is determined by who your parents are. NASCAR is like applying to an Ivy League school or rushing a fraternity: being a legacy trumps everything else; always. NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr, admitted how much being a part of a dynasty has influences his success. In a visit to the remains of a North Carolina...
Via The Sports Bank
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Results for Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

On Saturday night while the brawl broke out, Kevin Harvick would hold off all charges to score the victory and secure his way into the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.   The Picks Justin Tucker picked Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards. Logano finished fourth with Johnson 17th and Edwards eighth. Points: 40+27+37=104 Terry Wagner picked Brad Keselowski...
Via On Pit Road
8 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN to Feature a Candid Dale Jr. Interview Sunday on "NASCAR Countdown"

The son of a legend and NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has enjoyed a resurgence in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year. In a visit to the remains of a North Carolina dirt track where his father and grandfather were stars, the normally guarded Earnhardt opens up like never before with ESPN’s Marty Smith on a variety of topics, including his career, maturity...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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