Former NASCAR team owner Ed Whitaker dies

Former NASCAR team owner Ed Whitaker died Friday morning at his home in Bristol, Va., according to multiple published reports. Whitaker only fielded cars in six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, all between 1978-80 for John Utsman, but in the NASCAR Nationwide Series his cars were among the ones to beat. From 1982-2002, Whitaker fielded cars in 246 Nationwide races, posting an impressive...
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Consumers Vote Chevrolet SS Tops Among Production Versions of NASCAR Vehicles

If NASCAR drivers raced in production versions of their cars, 57 percent of KBB.com visitors think the Chevrolet SS would perform best in the Sprint Cup Series, according to a recent online poll from Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry.  KBB.com Quick Poll:  If NASCAR...
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DW on Dale Earnhardt Jr. success: 'It's the sum of all the parts'

Almost every day -- and it doesn't matter whether it's on FOXSports.com, Twitter, Facebook or even in a restaurant here in Franklin, Tenn. -- someone will ask me what is the difference in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s performance this year than in years past. My answer is always the same: It's "the sum of all the parts." There are so many different pieces of this...
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Chase Elliott looking for “redemption” after struggling in the spring

For some drivers, a ninth-place finish in their first trip to Bristol Motor Speedway would be considered a great accomplishment. However, that isn’t the story for Chase Elliott as his ninth place run back in March is something he considers a poor showing. “Fortunately, Bristol was one of our down weekends – I thought,” he commented. “We struggled in the spring as I did...
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Calling Jr. Nation: The Diet Mountain Dew 'Dale Call' can soon be yours

"It's my Dale call." By now, you have probably seen the Diet Mountain Dew commercial where two duck hunters sit in the grass, trying their best to rally some ducks for the hunt. After a lackluster result from a traditional duck call, the second hunter pulls out his "Dale call" and blows. Instead of the traditional duck noise, the roar of a Sprint Cup engine...
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Chase Elliott Weighs In On Recent Crew Chief News

While Chase Elliott continues his quest for a Nationwide Series championship in 2014, JR Motorsports filled a major component to Elliott’s team for 2015. Just one month after the announcement that current NAPA RACING crew chief Greg Ives would depart at season’s end to take over the No. 88 Sprint Cup Series team, JR Motorsports announced this week that Ernie Cope has been chosen...
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Carl Edwards to join JGR in 2015

Joe Gibbs Racing announced Tuesday that Carl Edwards will join the organization in 2015 to compete full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. From JoeGibbsRacing.com: In addition, ARRIS Group, Inc. will sponsor Edwards in the No. 19 Toyota Camry for 17 races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with JGR expanding its operations to include a fourth team. “This is one of the biggest...
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Ernie Cope to crew chief for Chase Elliott in 2015

JR Motorsports announced on Monday that veteran crew chief Ernie Cope will work with Chase Elliott and the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS team in 2015. “It became clear rather quickly that the absolute best option for Chase and the NAPA team next year is already in this building,” General Manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller said. “Ernie builds fast cars, has a good rapport with Chase,...
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NNS: Ernie Cope to Serve as Crew Chief for Chase Elliott in 2015

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — JR Motorsports announced Monday that Ernie Cope will replace Greg Ives as the crew chief for Chase Elliott in 2015. Cope has been working with JR Motorsports as the crew chief for the No. 5 part-time team in 2014. In July, Hendrick Motorsports announced that Ives would take over as the crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series in 2015...
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Chase Elliott gets crew chief for 2015 season at JR Motorsports

NASCAR veteran Ernie Cope will replace Greg Ives next year as the crew chief for Chase Elliott's JR Motorsports No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts NASCAR Nationwide Series Chevrolet, the team announced Monday. Ives will move up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next year, taking over from Steve Letarte as the crew chief of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy. Letarte...
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Ernie Cope to crew chief Chase Elliott in 2015

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) Ernie Cope will crew chief Chase Elliott next season at JR Motorsports. Cope will replace Greg Ives at the end of the season. Ives is moving from JRM to Hendrick Motorsports to crew chief Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cope has been crew chief for JRM's part-time No. 5 Chevrolet, which has three wins this season with Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne. Elliott is the...
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Ernie Cope to crew chief No. 9 NAPA team, Chase Elliott in 2015

JR Motorsports announced today that it will pull from within to fill its impending crew chief vacancy, as Ernie Cope will transition from the No. 5 team to Chase Elliott’s No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS team at the conclusion of this season. Cope will take over for Greg Ives. Last month it was announced that Ives would be Steve Letarte’s successor on the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a question for Redskins quarterback RG3

It's no secret that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a big Washington Redskins fan. I mean, the guy wouldn't even drive a Dallas Cowboys paint scheme...hypothetically.  But on Monday, Junior took things to the next level.  The 'Skins are set to take on the Cleveland Browns in their second preseason game of 2014. Junior will be in attendance, so he suited up and tweeted Redskins...
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Fans Can See Earnhardt Up Close, On Track With Special Offer

Race fans will have the opportunity to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. up close and then cheer him on from great seats on the front stretch with the Dale Jr. Offer for the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot®500 at Martinsville Speedway. For $88, fans will have access to a scheduled question and answer session with Earnhardt on the track and a seat in the Blue Ridge Tower for the October 26...
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Dale Jr. has his own Redskins helmet (Photo)

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. has his own Redskins signed helmet from Robert Griffin III. It's #GameDay @RGIII you ready? pic.twitter.com/wpQRg4VtlI — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) August 18, 2014 I wonder if Junior will wear the helmet to tonights preseason game against the Browns. #GameDay pic.twitter.com/4DAvQ1PBOG — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) August 18, 2014 ...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr is ready for tonight’s Redskins game

There is no secret NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is a big Washington Redskins fan, and Earnhardt is ready for the Redskins preseason matchup with the Cleveland Browns Monday night at FedEx Field. “Little E” first posted his tickets for Monday night’s game. #GameDay pic.twitter.com/4DAvQ1PBOG — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) August 18, 2014 Then Earnhardt put...
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80-year-old grandma gets Bristol tickets, gets emotional (VIDEO)

It doesn't matter if you're 8 or 80, everyone loves a good birthday present.  According to the video description on YouTube, this woman is a huge Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan and wanted nothing more for her 80th birthday than tickets to a NASCAR race ... specifically, this weekend's IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Wish granted ... and her reaction is priceless.     
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Chase Watch: After Michigan

Pos Driver Points Wins PtsPos 1 Jeff Gordon 816 3 1 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 813 3 2 3 Brad Keselowski 733 3 3 4 Jimmie Johnson 686 3 7 5 Joey Logano 714 2 4 6 Kevin Harvick 687 2 6 7 Carl Edwards 679 2 8 8 Kyle[...]
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Big names in big wrecks at MIS, including Dale Jr., Danica

A seemingly innocuous competition caution on Lap 22 of Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 ended up causing major havoc at Michigan International Speedway. It began on pit road under yellow, when the left-front of Kyle Larson's car tagged the right-front of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 as it attempted to exit his pit stall. Larson got the worst of it, losing a lot of sheetmetal...
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Best RaceDay features: Dale Jr. reflects on his time with Steve Letarte

Check out some of the best video features from Sunday's NASCAR RaceDay pre-race show on FOX Sports 1, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. talking about his time with crew chief Steve Letarte, A.J. Allmendinger's road to Victory Lane, and Rutledge Wood offered Clint Bowyer some unique marital advice.  Dale Jr. looks back on his time with Steve Letarte: Rutledge Wood offers Clint...
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Dale Jr. takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. joined the ranks of those who took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday. The driver of the No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet sat outside his garage stall before a bucket of cold ice water was dumped over his head. After getting dumped on, Earnhardt Jr. challenged teammate Jimmie Johnson, crew chief Steve Letarte and Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder...
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Captain Thunder's Legendary TOP-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - MICHIGAN

KEVIN HARVICK - WINNER#4 Budweiser Chevrolet ·         One win, six top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole ·         Average finish of 13.4 ·         Average Running Position of 14.8, 10th-best ·         Driver Rating of 88.7, 12th-best ·         138 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most ·         1,516 Green Flag Passes, second-most...
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Column: Waiting to hear from Tony Stewart

Plenty of people have weighed in on the tragic events last weekend at a short track in New York. A few were there. Many weren't. But there's only one person who really knows what happened: Tony Stewart. Until he talks openly and honestly about what was going through his mind when he came around a turn and saw - or maybe didn't see - 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. standing...
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NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Starting Pure Michigan 400 in the Back of the Pack

Everyone pointed to Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. as favorites to win Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at the Michigan International Speedway. Johnson, won at the 2-mile track for the first time in 25 starts back in June while Earnhardt is typically very strong there. But, if Johnson is going to sweep Michigan this year, he and Junior are going to have to come from a long way...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. latest NASCAR driver to take Ice Bucket Challenge

NASCAR's most popular driver was the latest to participate in the latest social media craze, taking the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALS Association. 
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