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NASCAR penalizes Ryan Newman for tire tampering

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The No. 31 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for tampering with their tires during the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway. NASCAR docked Ryan Newman 75 points and suspended his crew chief Luke Lambert for six races and fined him $125,000.  He’s also been placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. Newman’s engineer...
Via Sports-Glory
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The Dale Jr. Foundation Presents “Win Dale Jr.’s Ride” Charity Raffle

The Dale Jr. Foundation (TDJF) is offering fans the chance to receive the keys and title to one of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s very own Chevrolets with the purchase of a $25 ticket in the “Win Dale Jr.’s Ride” raffle.  Beginning on April 1, tickets can be purchased at www.windalejrsride.com and proceeds from the raffle will benefit the more than 70 charities supported by TDJF....
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR stars to show off their cars at CMS AutoFair

While NASCAR's biggest stars are in Texas the weekend after next, some of their cars will be staying a little closer to home at Charlotte Motor Speedway. CMS will play host to its annual AutoFair April 9-12,  which will feature more than 1,500 collectible vehicles, nearly 50 car-club displays, a collector-car auction and thousands of parts and pieces of memorabilia for sale. The...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Pick ‘Em Results for STP 500

Denny Hamlin would hold off a late charge from Brad Keselowski to win the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.     PICKS FOR THE SPRINT CUP SERIES Ronald Costigan picked Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gordon finished ninth, while Johnson finished 35th with Earnhardt 36th. Points: 36+9+8=53 Ashley McCubbin picked Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson. Busch...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Denny Hamlin ends Toyota’s 32-race winless streak

  Denny Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and ended Toyota’s 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. The driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 held off a late charge by Brad Keselowski in Sunday’s STP 500  for his 25th career race. Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth and David Ragan rounded...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Damage does in Dale Earnhardt Jr. on difficult day in STP 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. entered Sunday's STP 500 as the most recent winner at Martinsville Speedway and was eager to win his second grandfather clock trophy. Those lofty hopes, however, were dashed when a wreck on Lap 227 sent him behind the wall. The incident, which occurred going into Turn 1, started when Casey Mears was spun in the middle of the corner and the rest of the field stacked...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Martinsville: NASCAR Cup Series startling lineup, green flag and tv info

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Martinsville Speedway this weekend for the running of the STP 500. Martinsville is famous for its hotdogs, grandfather clocks and of course its curbs. A field of 43 Cup Series cars will take to the smallest track on the circuit for 500 laps Joey Longao will start Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville on the pole. Joining Longao on...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Historic win for Earnhardt

No one could fail to notice the depth of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s elation after he took the checkered flag in last fall’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville. Earnhardt told reporters on Friday at the legendary short track why the victory meant so much to him. “It’s a real historic race track,” Earnhardt explained. “It was one of the race tracks that I always...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting lineup: STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Team Penske's Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, his second of the season and first at the 0.53-mile short track. Richard Childress Racing's Ryan Newman will start Sunday's race second, followed by Martin Truex Jr., Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson.  Defending race winner Kurt Busch qualifyied 26th, while October winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. will...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'You can never do enough to be safe' in a race

Through the opening five weeks of the NASCAR season, safety has once again moved to the forefront of the conversation. Sprint Cup Series regular Kyle Busch suffered a compound fracture to his right leg and a mid-foot fracture of his left foot in an XFINITY Series wreck at Daytona International Speedway. During that incident Busch hit an unprotected concrete wall nearly head on. In...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Hendrick Motorsports remain king of Martinsville Speedway?

It really is hard to believe that we are at Race No. 6 already in the 2015 season, but we are here this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. I'm really excited about it because it will be our first short-track race of the season, plus everyone loves Martinsville. I'm not sure all the new rules will rear their head like we've seen in races two through five simply because it's more about...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rain comes to Martinsville Speedway Friday morning

The bad news is that rain is falling at Martinsville Speedway and is expected to continue throughout the morning. The good news is that the National Weather Service forecast calls for the rain to end by 3 p.m. ET.   That means there may be a chance to get in some NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and qualifying before nightfall. Martinsville does not have lights.   The weekend...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Motorsports breaking new ground with Martinsville truck race

Cole Custer turned a lot of heads last year when at the tender age 16 he became the youngest driver in history to reach Victory Lane in one of NASCAR's top three divisions. Among those particularly impressed by Custer were Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, whom made the young driver an offer he couldn't refuse -- to wheel a Camping World Truck Series entry...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: JR Motorsports Expanding Into New Territory at Martinsville

JOPLIN, Mo. - JR Motorsports will race in new territory on Saturday at the Martinsville Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Since the team began in 2006, JR Motorsports has competed in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The racing team will have Cole Custer behind the wheel of the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet. Custer, 17, is one of the up and coming drivers that will...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains his method for dealing with angry drivers

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY SportsWhile some drivers resort to shoving and even throwing punches during post-race confrontations, NASCAR’s most popular driver deals with angry drivers by taking them to dinner. Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke with Jeff Gluck of USA Today Sports in a wide-ranging interview recently and was asked what he does to deal with an angry driver. Q: What’s your preferred...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains his method for dealing with angry drivers

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports While some drivers resort to shoving and even throwing punches during post-race confrontations, NASCAR’s most popular driver deals with angry drivers by taking them to dinner. Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke with Jeff Gluck of USA Today Sports in a wide-ranging interview recently and was asked what he does to deal with an angry driver. Q: What’s your...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Double Dale: Junior meets his 'twin' at Auto Club Speedway

Fans of the No. 88 were seeing double in Fontana.  Before Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. met up with a female fan whose costume included a full Nationwide fire suit and faux facial hair. Now that's dedication. 
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. talks crazy fans, zombie apocalypse in late night Q&A

Would "The Intimidator" have been a Tweeter? What's the craziest thing a fan has ever done? How would he survive a zombie apocalypse? Dale Earnhardt Jr. answered these questions and more during a Sunday night Q&A session with fans on Twitter. 
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Coming off 'dismal' Phoenix race, Junior strong sixth at Fontana

In the closing laps of Sunday's Auto Club 400, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was peaking at the right time. Although the race appeared to be shaping up to be a two-man battle for the win between Stewart-Haas Racing's Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick, Earnhardt's No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet had been able to work through traffic and was third when the caution flag waved for debris to set...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. uses Twitter to make 'serious' plea to NASCAR

Born in 1974 the second son of a would-be NASCAR legend, Dale Earnhardt Jr. carries an appreciation for the history of the sport like few others in today's Sprint Cup Series garage. Junior, who as a young boy and teenager attended a number of races with his father, the late Dale Earnhardt, holds a rare nostalgia for past eras and longstanding NASCAR traditions such as Martinsville...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR Stars Take Over AutoFair with Personal Vehicle Display April 9-12

NASCAR fans won’t want to miss the April 9-12 AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway when some of the biggest names in the sport show off their personal vehicles in the Nationwide Showcase Pavilion. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, David Ragan and Ben Kennedy are among the owners of the dozen automobiles that will grace the pavilion as part of the world’s...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New Dew: Dale Earnhardt Jr. unveils 'DEWshine' paint scheme

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will debut a new Dew paint scheme at Bristol Motor Speedway. On Monday, Junior unveiled his No. 88 DEWshine Chevrolet SS during an event in Nashville, that also included a performance from the band Old Crow Medicine Show. Check it out.  
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks ahead to Fontana after Phoenix fiasco

Dale Earnhardt Jr. endured a really rough CampingWorld.com 500 last Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. He's eager to put it behind him this weekend at Auto Club Speedway in California, however. Earnhardt crashed out on Lap 181 of 312 at PIR when a right-rear tire bead melted, causing the tire to fail and sending the No. 88 Chevy into the wall. As a result, he finished last...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wreck drops Earnhardt to last-place finish

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s streak of top-four finishes ended with a loud bang as his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet clobbered the Turn 2 wall 180 laps into Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Earnhardt’s misfortune was the result of a blown right rear tire, which supplier Goodyear later attributed to a melted bead,...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: After Dominating Start to the Season, Earnhardt Jr. Finishes Last in Phoenix

Avondale, AZ- Entering today’s CampingWorld.com 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was reeling on a high note as the North Carolina native had three straight top five finishes to the 2015...
Via Race Review Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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