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No. 4 Top '14 Moment: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Daytona 500 to start season right

Editor's note: For the month of December, FOXSports.com will count down 31 moments that defined the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. This is No. 4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. survived the longest rain delay in Daytona 500 history and a spate of accidents to score a hugely popular and emotional win at Daytona International Speedway in the opening race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. holds post-Christmas Twitter Q&A

While taking a trip to his girlfriend's parents for a post-Christmas celebration on Friday, Hendrick Motorsports' Dale Earnhardt Jr. held an impromptu Twitter Q&A. Earnhardt Jr. covered everything from Christmas gifts, his favorite victory celebrations, and much more. 
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. goes to bathroom during race once a year

You asked, he answered:“@SeanLawver48: @DaleJr How many times a year do you go to the bathroom during a race?” Once or twice A YEAR. When ya gotta go ya go.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) December 26, 2014That's already too much information. Let's hope no one asks any follow-up questions.H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Season in Review – Roush-Fenway Racing

EDITOR’S NOTE: Nationwide Insurance left NASCAR’s second premier series as a sponsor in 2014. New sponsor Xfinity came aboard, forming the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Nationwide Insurance will still be seen in the sport as a sponsor for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Chevrolet. RIDGELAND, Miss. — Another week into the offseason and our 2014 season in review series continues with a look...
Via Rubbings Racing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 31 Moments: No. 8 -- Dale Jr. gets a grandfather clock

Editor's note: For the month of December, FOXSports.com will count down 31 moments that defined the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. This is No. 8. Dale Earnhardt Jr. scored a hugely emotional victory in the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway in October, holding off his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon to win for the first time at the Virginia...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jade Gurss Joins Mazda Motorsports Program

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced the addition of Jade Gurss to its PR team.  Gurss will be responsible for all communications related to the Mazda SKYACTIV Prototype program competing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.  Gurss will work with Dean Case, who will focus on all other Mazda Motorsports Programs.   John Doonan, director of motorsports...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wears ugly Christmas sweater with girlfriend

There has not been as many athletes wearing ugly sweaters as there were a year ago. Still NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. could not pass up a chance to show his twitter followers his attire for a Christmas part. Made it to the party!! Merry Christmas! @TipsyElves #Elfie pic.twitter.com/qz0GmS21Sr — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) December 20, 2014 Earnhardt’s Chrismas sweater...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr., girlfriend wear great Christmas sweaters

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. took to Twitter recently to show off a Jesus-adorned "Birthday Boy" sweater. Not to be outdone, his...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Dale Earnhardt Jr: “Jesus Birthday Boy Sweater”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the internet today. Or at least he wins the “ugly Christmas sweater” portion of the internet for the 2014 Yuletide season. It’s going to be really tough for anyone to top Junior on this one. Ugly Christmas sweaters have been trendy for a few years now, the hook being “it’s so horrible that it’s great” or “fun bad.” (like watching Chicago...
Via The Sports Bank
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dale Jr. Foundation Year-End Recap

Through its 2014 fundraising campaign, The Dale Jr. Foundation (TDJF) earned $933,364 – the most it has ever raised in a single year since its inception in 2007.  That money will be distributed to more than 70 charities, including Barium Springs Home for Children, Camp LUCK, Carolina’s Healthcare Foundation (Levine Children’s Hospital), Classroom Central, DonorsChoose.org...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Newest young gun? Ben Rhodes excited for JR Motorsports opportunity

There was a time in NASCAR when it took years of experience on the short tracks, the right amount of attention, and a solid sponsor to land a good ride in one of the sport's top three national touring series. Yet these days, the drivers are getting younger and younger, with teenagers often landing rides with some of the biggest organizations in the sport, and showing success right...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. dominates Top 10 Lionel Racing die-casts of 2014

Lionel Racing has released the Top 10 best-selling die-casts of 2014 and it should come as no surprise that Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominates the list.
Via Shake and Bake
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 31 Moments: No. 20 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Pocono sweep

Editor's note: For the month of December, FOXSports.com will count down 31 moments that defined the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. This is No. 20.   The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was filled with great racing and tense battles on the track.   It was also filled with some wholly unpredictable moments.   For example, who would have ever imagined that Dale Earnhardt...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Back to work! Dale Jr., Edwards among drivers at tire test

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Sam Hornish Jr. and Paul Menard hit the track on Tuesday for a day one of a two-day Goodyear tire test at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Earnhardt Jr. is pumped ... to be back on the track and for a chance to work with his new crew chief. As for his old crew chief... Hornish (who is replacing Marcos Ambrose at Richard Petty Motorsports) and Edwards (who...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski: I don’t ‘apologize for someone else’s mistake’

            NASCAR drivers are not upset with the way Brad Keselowski drives, but they do hate the way he conducts himself after incidents. Keselowski fought with Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick this past season after making moves that cost them during races. “I try to make it a point whenever I make an aggressive...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Guess who? Earnhardt Jr. named Most Popular Driver for 12th year in a row

There were many surprises this season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Unveiling the winner of the 2014 Sprint NMPA Most Popular Driver Award Friday night during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards banquet at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas wasn't one of them, as Dale Earnhardt Jr. captured the honor for the 12th consecutive year. Only NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott has won the award more...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt wins record 12th most popular award

LAS VEGAS (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. extended his run as NASCAR's most popular driver with his 12th consecutive win. Earnhardt was presented with the NASCAR Sprint NMPA Most Popular Driver Award at Friday night's season-ending awards ceremony. Earnhardt last year broke a tie with 16-time winner Bill Elliott for most consecutive years as winner. Only 17 drivers have won the most popular...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Ben Rhodes to Pilot No. 88 Chevrolet in 10 Races

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – JR Motorsports announced Friday that Ben Rhodes will join the team to pilot the No. 88 in 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series races throughout the 2015 season. Rhodes long time sponsor, Alpha Energy Solutions, will come on-board as the sponsorship during those races. The 17-year-old will join an already impressive driver lineup with Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne and...
Via Rubbings Racing
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. expects bumps in the road with new crew chief

Without question, the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is going to be a year of adjustment for Dale Earnhardt Jr. After spending the past four seasons with crew chief Steve Letarte, Earnhardt Jr. will have a new face atop his pit box as former Hendrick Motorsports engineer and Nationwide Series crew chief Greg Ives calls the shots for the No. 88 team. While Ives brings impressive credentials...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows off new Nationwide Insurance helmet

After sponsoring NASCAR's second-tier series since 2008, Nationwide Insurance announced earlier this year it would make the move to the Sprint Cup Series as the primary sponsor for fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. The insurance company originally planned on being the primary sponsor on the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for 12 races in 2015, but expanded that commitment to...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Rhodes To Join All-Star Lineup in JRM’s No. 88 Chevrolet

JR Motorsports announced today that Ben Rhodes, the reigning K&N Pro Series East champion, will drive 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series races in the No. 88 Chevrolet in 2015.  The 17-year-old Rhodes joins an all-star lineup of drivers for the No. 88 team that includes Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne in select races.  Alpha Energy Solutions will sponsor the Rhodes-driven...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Rhodes joins stout JR Motorsports lineup for 2015

JR Motorsports announced late Friday morning that NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion Ben Rhodes will join the organization for the 2015 season, driving the No. 88 Chevrolet for 10 races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Rhodes, 17, joins team co-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne as drivers tapped to pilot the No. 88 Chevrolet. Alpha Energy Solutions has come...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt wins prestigious Myers Brothers Award

Dale Earnhardt Jr. said he almost broke down on the stage in the Encore Ballroom after receiving the prestigious Myers Brothers Award, an honor his father, seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt Sr., received posthumously in 2001. "I felt like I was going to fall apart up there, talking about it," Earnhardt said after Thursday's Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Dale Jr. Humbled By Most Important Award To Date

LAS VEGAS — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was nearly brought to tears Thursday at the NMPA Meyers Brothers Luncheon at the Encore Hotel and Casino. He achieved something larger than a trophy awarded by way of on-track success. Earnhardt was announced by NMPA president, Kenny Bruce, as the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Meyers Brothers Award. The Meyers Brothers Award has been handed out...
Via Rubbings Racing
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Receives 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award

In recognition of his career achievements as a champion driver, team owner and philanthropist, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named the recipient of the 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award, a prestigious accolade recognizing those who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of stock car racing. “This doesn’t even seem real,” said an emotional Earnhardt after receiving the honor...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss
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