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Why is Dale Jr. extra pumped for Sunday's race in Las Vegas?

The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season featured numerous highlights for Dale Earnhardt Jr. The conclusion of the series' annual outing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway wasn't one of them. Leading on the final lap while trying to stretch its last tank of fuel to the finish, Earnhardt's No. 88 car sputtered and slowed coming off Turn 2 as Brad Keselowski swept by for the victory. Earnhardt held...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Best Atlanta scanner sound: Dale Jr. - 'Are you (expletive) serious?'

Kasey Kahne has no interest in helping Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is angry at Joey Logano and Clint Bowyer is down a cylinder on a restart ... that's not good.  Enjoy the best scanner sound from Atlanta Motor Speedway on another edition of NASCAR Race Hub's "Radioactive."
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Slow down! Las Vegas honors Jeff Gordon with speed limit sign

It's a speed limit that every Jeff Gordon fan can love. To honor Gordon in his final full season of Sprint Cup Series racing, Las Vegas Motor Speedway put a unique twist on common traffic sign.  It's a good thing that Gordon is No. 24. A Dale Earnhardt Jr. retirement would transform this road into the Autobahn. 
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Junior answers fans' questions about dad during #IAmDale film

A revealing documentary entitled, "I am Dale Earnhardt," aired Monday night on the life and legend of the late seven-time NASCAR champion and Hall of Famer. The 90-minute film, created through a joint effort by NASCAR Productions and Spike TV, received a glowing reception from the NASCAR community -- including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and sister Kelley, both of whom applauded the up-close...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. photobombs the No. 48 team in Atlanta victory lane

Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't win Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. However, that didn't stop Earnhardt from making a trip to victory lane ... to photobomb teammate Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team's celebration. It's time to play, "Where's Junior?" So why'd he do it? Johnson seems just fine with that. 
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sprint Cup Series Entry List for Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The third race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season will take place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this Sunday. After the first two weeks of the season it appears the season has returned to its norm with Joey Logano and Jimmie Johnson claiming wins at Daytona and Atlanta respectively. This weekend there are 48 cars on the entry list for the Kobalt 400 of which 43 will earn entry...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr, Hamlin headline drivers pulling double duty at LVMS

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin and nine others will be trying to pull off a feat accomplished only twice in Las Vegas Motor Speedway history – sweep both the Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series races at LVMS. Earnhardt, Hamlin, Aric Almirola, Austin Dillon and Las Vegas Brendan Gaughan highlight the drivers pulling double duty this weekend. These five make up part of the 48 cars entered...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Takes Atlanta

A cold and wet race day greeted NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Sunday morning at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After the track was dried and NASCAR decided the surface was safe enough for racing, the proceedings got underway. Like the rest of the weekend, the early running produced a battle between Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick. Unlike Saturday, however, it was Jimmie Johnson who put together...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Late mishap squelches Earnhardt's chances

Dale Earnhardt Jr. may not have had a car capable of challenging Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson late in Sunday's race at Atlanta, but Earnhardt never got a chance to find out-thanks to an unlucky turn of events. Earnhardt's No. 88 Chevrolet ran over a wad of tape on the track in the late going, and the mishap adversely affected the aerodynamics of his car. As a result...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada this week for the Kobalt Tools 400. Las Vegas Motor Speedway is considered a “Cookie Cutter” race track, but it is much different than other 1.5-mile tracks. It is a fast and very aero-sensitive race track. Having a loose race car is a common problem at Las Vegas. This makes passing very difficult so track position...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. 'happy' with crew chief Ives after another third-place finish

Dale Earnhardt Jr. had reason to smile and be optimistic following Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.   Earnhardt's second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points race with new crew chief Greg Ives ended exactly the way the first one did, with a third-place finish. And just like the season-opening Daytona 500, Earnhardt finished right behind runner-up Kevin...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. tries on his dad's 1979 rookie firesuit

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to know "who wore it better?" On Sunday night, Junior revealed that he recently tried on a firesuit from Dale Earnhardt's 1979 rookie NASCAR season. Take a look.  Count the Washington Redskins and 2015 Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano among those who are loving the vintage look.
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Johnson, a six-time Cup champion, started near the back after failing to get in a qualifying run because of inspection issues. But the No. 48 Chevrolet was the fastest car on the track at the end of the weekend, cruising across...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sprint Cup Series race results: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Jimmie Johnson pulled away on a late restart to win Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second and third, respectively. See the full results below:
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson wins Quik Trip 500, full NASCAR Cup Series results from Atlanta

Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Atlanta Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 48 Lowes Chevrolet  took the checkered flag at the 1.54-mile track located in Hampton, GA finishing ahead of Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Beginning the Quik Trip 500 on the pole was Joey Logano but it was rain that pushed the start of the race back. The win all...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dover/Pocono Celebrity Softball Game featuring Earnhardt Jr. and Logano

Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway will meet for the third time in their annual Dover vs. Pocono Celebrity Softball Game, featuring the two most recent winners of the Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2014) and Joey Logano (2015). The game will be played at ARM & HAMMER Park, the home of the Trenton (N.J.) Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, on Tuesday...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives fair pricing initiative with #KBBEffect

With the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series revving up, the winner’s circle just got better with the introduction of the #KBBEffect initiative, thanks to Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry.  #KBBEffect, a new initiative from Kelley Blue Book featuring NASCAR driver Dale...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Austin Dillon to Visit Pocono Raceway's Tricky Triangle Club Before June NASCAR Race

Dale Earnhardt Jr., the defending winner of the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400,and Austin Dillon, driver of the No. 3 Chevrolet SS for Richard Childress Racing, are scheduled to make a pre-race appearance at Pocono Raceway’s Tricky Triangle Club on Sunday, June 7. Additionally, the Raceway announced today the Red Carpet #SelfieSuite will return to their fan hospitality chalet...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

7-year-old fan throws down sick rhymes in 'NASCAR Rap'

Seven-year-old Caleb C. has skills. Mad NASCAR rapping skills. Yes, the NASCAR season is here. If you're not already pumped, take a listen as Caleb C. takes you from No. 1 Jamie McMurray to No. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the "NASCAR Rap". 
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams: For Ives, The Game Is Just Beginning

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — To be able to bring home a 3rd-place finish in your first race as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief is quite an impressive thing. For Greg Ives, this is just the beginning of a highly visible challenge: to keep NASCAR’s most popular driver up front. It is a challenge that comes with high rewards for success but also high levels of criticism if there is a...
Via Rubbings Racing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Late Race Move Costs Dale Earnhardt Jr. Daytona 500 Victory

Daytona Beach, Fla- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been saying all week how strong his Daytona 500 car was. He backed that up on Sunday as he was in position to win the 57th annual “Great American Race” in the closing stages of Sunday’s race. Unfortunately, a costly mistake on a late race restart took the … Continue reading NASCAR: Late Race Move Costs Dale Earnhardt Jr. Daytona 500 Victory →
Via Race Review Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Missed opportunity: Dale Earnhardt Jr. 'disappointed' he didn't win 500

Piloting one of the fastest cars in the field, two-time Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. said he was disappointed with his third-place finish in Sunday's 57th running of The Great American Race. From the start of the race, Earnhardt Jr. was a factor at the front of the pack, leading a total of 32 laps, second only to teammate Jeff Gordon. Lined up sixth on the green-white...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt laments missed chance at back-to-back Daytona wins

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. saved his first tweet for the night of his 2014 Daytona 500 win. About 5,100 tweets and one year later, Earnhardt lamented on Twitter his lost shot at back-to-back championships. ''That car should have won the race,'' he tweeted Sunday. Earnhardt stalked the leaders late until a mistake on a restart with 19 laps left dumped him from contention...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Real Tweets from Real People – Fans revolt over Daytona 500 commercials

Traditionally the Daytona 500 has stood for the number of miles run in the Great American Race.  This year, it seemed like that number stood for the amount of commercials Fox aired during the race.  NASCAR, more than any other sport, is dominated by sponsorships and advertising but it this year’s edition took it to obscene levels. If it wasn’t commercial breaks constantly...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart now 0-for-17 at Daytona 500

  Tony Stewart’s Daytona 500 drought continues. Stewart slipped up the track and into the outside wall out of turn four on lap 42, damaging the car’s steering mechanism.  The cars of Matt Kenseth and Ryan Blaney were also significantly damaged in the five car wreck. Stewart eventually returned to the track – 64 laps down – and completed 72 laps before parking the No...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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