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JR Motorsports, Cessna Aircraft Co. announce business deal

JR Motorsports, the NASCAR team owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has a new business partner in Cessna Aircraft Co.A deal announced Friday morning by the team makes Cessna the official business jet choice of Earnhardt Jr. and a primary sponsor for the No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet and drivers Alex Bowman and Cole Custer in six NASCAR XFINITY Series...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

NXS: JR Motorsports and Cessna Announce Partnership

Cessna Named as Earnhardt Jr.’s Official Business Jet Provider, To Sponsor JRM’s No. 88 NXS Entry in Six Events with Bowman and Custer MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 5, 2016) – JR Motorsports (JRM) and Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a new relationship making Cessna the official business jet choice...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick, Dale Jr. make Super Bowl predictions

Who's going to win the big game?As the Carolina Panthers prepare to take on the Denver Broncos Sunday in Super Bowl 50, Sprint Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are among those willing to make prognostications.So who's it going to be, boys?We'll let them take it from here.
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ST: Intense 2016 Schedule Set for Teen Christian Eckes

(GREENVILLE, NY) – Christian Eckes is set to have a busy year in 2016. The 15-year-old driver will compete for three different teams in four different style of cars throughout the year with more than 40 races on his schedule. “I believe it will be a lot of fun, racing in high-quality cars and hopefully proving my talent,” said Eckes. “It puts a lot of pressure on me, though...
Via On Pit Road
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Mack, car chief for Dale Jr., delivers baby girl at home

Travis Mack, the car chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr., makes a living building fast race cars.Apparently, he's more than capable of playing doctor, too.Mack delivered his baby daughter at 3:15 a.m. ET Wednesday in a bathroom at the family's home.Well-done, dad.
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Valvoline celebrates 150 years with Hendrick bobbleheads

One of the funniest NASCAR commercials of recent memory featured Hendrick Motorsports drivers Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. talking about NAPA merchandising, which included Elliott's likeness on a dipstick, a garden gnome and a massaging chair, among others.The NAPA commercial obviously was a joke, but it turns out that in his rookie season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationwide reveals primary sponsorship races for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2016

Nationwide on Friday revealed which points races the company will be featured as the primary sponsor for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2016.Last season was the first season that the insurance provider served as a primary sponsor on the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driven by NASCAR's most popular driver.In addition to 21 races with Nationwide this season, Earnhardt's primary sponsorship...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon: 2016 Daytona 500 is Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s to lose

In an exclusive interview with FOXSports.com, Jeff Gordon said the Daytona 500 is Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s to lose.Gordon, the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and former teammate of Earnhardt's at Hendrick Motorsports, said he expects the restrictor-plate-track dominance of the No. 88 Chevrolet to continue this year."I think the focus and the storyline has got to be on Dale...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Opinion: Daytona shaping up to be a possible Dale Jr./Joey Logano battle

Well, here we are at the end of January. Next week brings us February, and as we all know, February brings us Daytona. We're inching closer and closer to getting the 2016 season kicked off. I, for one, can't wait to get back down there.If you look back a year ago, it was two organizations that seemed to have a stranglehold when it came to restrictor-plate racing. Of course I am talking...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pocono Raceway – 2016 GROUNDHOG DAY SPECIAL

Our annual Groundhog Day Special is back, with a slight change and one we believe you will truly enjoy. Purchase a Pocono Raceway $50 Gift Card anytime through February 2, 2016 and you will gain automatic entry to win an “Official Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Top Hat” signed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson. You know we always prefer an early spring around here, buy even...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. no longer feels like 'odd man out' at Hendrick

In his first four seasons at Hendrick Motorsports, Dale Earnhardt Jr. made the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup twice but managed to win only one race.In the four years since, NASCAR's most popular driver has amassed eight wins -- including the 2014 Daytona 500 -- while making the Chase in each attempt.Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, or perhaps not, Earnhardt recently admitted there...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

On Throwback Thursday, relive the Earnhardts' magical Rolex 24 moment

The 2001 Rolex 24 at Daytona was a magic racing moment for Dale Earnhardt and son Dale Earnhardt Jr., who split time driving the No. 3 Corvette C5-R with Andy Pilgrim and Kelly Collins.Despite heavy rain for much of the race and a lack of familiarity with the fast, lightweight Corvettes, the Earnhardts more than held up their end of the bargain, as the team finished fourth overall...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Legendary NASCAR radio voice Barney Hall passes away

NASCAR has lost its legendary voice on Tuesday. Barney Hall, who broadcasted stock-car racing on radio for more than 54 years, passed away due to complications from a recent medical procedure. He was 83 years old. If you listened to NASCAR races on the radio, you certainly heard Hall call the action for Motor Racing Network. He was a staple of MRN broadcasts going back to 1970....
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. regrets not proposing sooner, explains why

As Dale Earnhardt Jr. and fiancee Amy Reimann prepare to wed on a date yet-to-be-revealed, NASCAR's most popular driver is eager to spend the rest of his life with the woman to whom he proposed while vacationing in Germany in June.Earnhardt does have a regret about the timing of when he popped the question, however."I'm so frustrated with myself that I didn't do it sooner, because...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr., fiancee live-tweet while waiting out 'Storm of the Century'

While much of the Eastern Seaboard hunkered down and prepared for the “Storm of the Century” on Thursday night, ensuring enough shelter, food and entertainment were essential.Dale Earnhardt Jr. was no different when it came to the shelter and food, and thanks to his 1.25 million Twitter followers, he provided the entertainment.NASCAR’s most popular driver, along with and fiancée...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Rock Batman, Superman Cars (Photo)

Contrary to fans’ popular beliefs, your favorite NASCAR drivers aren’t actually super heroes. Jimmie Johnson and Dale Eanrhardt Jr. are challenging that notion, though. .@JimmieJohnson, @DaleJr Batman/Superman cars parked out front of @NASCARHall on day 3 of #MediaTour @FS1 #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/V3GefG1O8F — Andrew Doud (@AndrewDoud) January 21, 2016 Glad to know...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals thought process behind naming car 'Amelia'

When the green flag waves on next month's 58th annual Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be in the same car he drove to victory at Daytona International Speedway last July and finished third with last February at The World Center of Racing.In fact, the car is the same one Junior also drove in both races last year at Talladega Superspeedway, where he finished first and second,...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson to drive Batman and Superman cars

Batman and Superman will fight one another not just at the box office but also on the racetrack. Henrick Motorports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson will battle one another for honors on March 20 during the Auto Club 500 Sprint Cup Series race in Fontana, CA.   This is not the first tine that Warner Brothers and Henrick have had a partnership on the track.  ...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ partnership unveiled

CONCORD, N.C. – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and 11-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports today unveiled the latest pairing in their ongoing partnership, featuring two special paint schemes for drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson, to promote the upcoming and highly anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr., Jimmie Johnson to battle as 'Batman vs. Superman'

It's a "Hero Face Off" between Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson.To promote the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," Earnhardt and Johnson will be running special paint schemes during the March Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway.Take a look at Earnhardt’s No. 88 Nationwide Batman Chevrolet SS and...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Custer Set to Compete in Full NASCAR Camping World Series Season with JRM

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 18, 2016) – Fresh off a 10-race schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) with JR Motorsports (JRM), Cole Custer will embark on a full 23-race slate in JRM’s No. 00 Chevy Silverado in 2016. The soon-to-be-18-year-old California native has 19 career starts in parts of two seasons in the series, all with Haas Automation sponsorship. Last...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Custer to run full Camping World Truck Series schedule for JR Motorsports

Cole Custer's part-time days in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series are over. JR Motorsports announced Monday afternoon that the soon-to-be 18-year-old will drive the No. 00 Chevrolet for all 23 NCWTS races in 2016. With 19 career NCWTS starts, 10 of which came last year with JR Motorsports, Custer is eager to compete on a full-time basis this season. "We are all pretty confident...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mountain Dew extends sponsorship of Dale Earnhardt Jr., adds two teammates

Hendrick Motorsports has announced a three-year extension of PepsiCo's longstanding partnership with the organization.As part of the arrangement, Mountain Dew is continuing as a primary sponsor of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and will also be a primary sponsor for Hendrick teammates Kasey Kahne and rookie Chase Elliott beginning in 2016.The newest phase of PepsiCo's racing program comes after...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott shows off paint scheme featuring 2015 Dale Earnhardt Jr. sponsor

Chase Elliott's first season as driver of the iconic No. 24 Chevy made famous by Jeff Gordon is going to be full of colors.Lots of them.His NAPA and 3M paint schemes for 2016 already revealed, Elliott's No. 24 is now seen donning the colors of another primary sponsor, Kelley Blue Book, on Twitter.Check out the Kelley Blue Book hues on the rookie Hendrick Motorsports driver's car...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

CARS: Christian Eckes Joins JR Motorsports Late Model Lineup for 2016

15-Year-Old Driver to Campaign Full CARS Slate, Regional Events MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 12, 2016) – Christian Eckes, a 15-year-old native of Middletown, N.Y., will join the JR Motorsports (JRM) Late Model program in 2016, the team announced today. Eckes will wheel the No. 1 Chevrolet in 20 Late Model events, including the full CARS Tour and special events at tracks in the Southeast...
Via On Pit Road
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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