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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
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: The Week That Was (10/20/14)

 Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Opinions! Rubbings Racing’s weekly segment continues, recapping everything that has happened in the past week, i.e. “NASCAR: The Week That Was”, written in a “Big Deal or No Big Deal” format. If you have missed anything during the past week, don’t worry – we have you covered. As always I welcome your comments on our Facebook page. Big Deal...
Via Rubbings Racing
12 hours 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
20 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. surprises Twitter followers with impromptu Q&A session

Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a few minutes to spare while flying back from a Wednesday testing session at Phoenix International Raceway.  So when a fan asked him to do an impromptu Q&A session (something he's been known to do in the past), Junior said "Shoot!" Earnhardt covers everything from restrictor plates to golfing mates. Plus, would he trade a toe - yes, a toe...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Much-anticipated 'Dale call' bound to make big noise at 'Dega

Rejoice, Junior Nation. The highly anticipated Diet Mountain Dew "Dale Call" has finally arrived -- and just in time for this weekend's race at Talladega, where Dale Earnhardt Jr. in all likelihood must win to move on in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Via Shake and Bake
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt: "Going to Talladega to try to win"

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. has no issues with NASCAR's championship format, even as he heads to Talladega Superspeedway on the brink of elimination. A broken shifter at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night dropped Earnhardt to last in the 12-driver field, and he'll need a victory at Talladega to advance to the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Analysis: NASCAR needs Junior -- not Jimmie --€“ to advance

Both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson face a virtual must-win situation Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to move on to the next round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Anything less than a win, and the two Hendrick Motorsports teammates have virtually no shot at being among the eight drivers who advance out of the Contender Round and into the Eliminator Round from which...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Broken shifter slows Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s chances in Charlotte

In a race in which he needed a solid finish in terms of his championship hopes, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s night at Charlotte Motor Speedway was made much more difficult when his shifter lever broke inside the car with just under 200 laps to go. When Paul Menard blew an engine to bring out the third caution of the night on Lap 136, Earnhardt Jr. brought his No. 88 Chevrolet to pit...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt Jr. breaks gear shift, loses ground

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Chase contender Dale Earnhardt Jr. has dropped off the pace because of a broken gear shift Saturday night in the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte. The issue has Earnhardt dropped from ninth to 23rd place about midway through the race. Earnhardt was in need of a good finish after finishing 39th last week at Kansas. He is 11th out of 12 drivers in the point standings...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Broken Shifter Handle Creates Early Adversity for Earnhardt Jr. at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. — Coming in to Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 deep in the points and in danger of not advancing to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was in need of a strong run. After starting in the ninth position, Earnhardt, Jr. immediately began dealing with an ill-handling car during the first half of green flag runs on top...
Via Rubbings Racing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'I think we should go out there and win'

His back against the wall in his quest to win the 2014 title, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is keenly aware of the gargantuan task he faces in advancing to the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Junior, who celebrated his 40th birthday on Friday, believes he has the potential to move on, however. In fact, the Hendrick Motorsports driver is confident that he will do just that. After...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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