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Dale Earnhardt Jr. on RIR contact with Tony Stewart: 'He hit me'

Another potentially solid outing for Tony Stewart came to an end late in Sunday's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Battling inside the top 10 with less than 50 laps remaining, Stewart got a run off Turn 4 and made contact with the left rear of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Chevrolet. The contact sent Stewart's car sliding down the track, with the three-time champion...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch wins Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

  Kurt Busch dominated the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday for his first win of the season. Busch, who was suspended by NASCAR for the first three races of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint CupSeries season, led 291 laps. “It’s a great feeling. We’ve just been building and building toward this. When you’re accused of something, and things...
Via Sports-Glory
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

With win under belt, will Kenseth start taking more chances on track?

Matt Kenseth's victory last week at Bristol Motor Speedway all but guaranteed him a slot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which means he will have a chance to compete for the series championship over the final 10 races of the season. Winning one of the 26 races in the Sprint Cup regular season takes a tremendous amount of pressure off drivers and emboldens teams to gamble...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. offers sneak preview of 'end-of-summer' paint scheme

Never one to shy away from using his personal Twitter account to reveal paint schemes for his No. 88 Chevrolet, Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Wednesday offered a sneak peek of another new design -- this one to be used in a race at the "end of summer." Almost immediately after the Hendrick Motorsports driver's somewhat cryptic tweet went viral, his followers began speculating on when the...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering the night Kyle Busch earned wrath of Junior Nation

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Richmond International Raceway for Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400 (7 p.m. ET, FOX), we look back on the highly contentious finish to the spring 2008 race at the popular Virginia short track. Racing hard for the lead in the closing laps, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch collided, with Junior's No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet spinning...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Logano, Team Dover defeat Dale Jr., Team Pocono in softball

In a battle for the ages, Joey Logano and Team Dover defeated Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Team Pocono 12-6 in the third annual Dover International Speedway vs. Pocono Raceway celebrity softball game. The game was played at ARM & HAMMER Park in Trenton, N.J., home of the AA Trenton Thunder. Team Dover now leads the all-time series 2-1.  Before the first pitch, a moment of silence...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Dover, led by Joey Logano, conquers Team Pocono and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in celebrity softball game

Race fans attending the third annual Dover International Speedway vs. Pocono Raceway celebrity softball game, featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano, Todd Bodine, and Darrell Wallace Jr., were treated to an entertaining afternoon in Trenton, N.J. yesterday. The game was part of NASCAR’s Victory Tour program to promote the upcoming Dover and Pocono race weekends, and was played...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Has A New Treehouse And It’s Incredible

Putting on the finishing touches. @TheTreehouseMan pic.twitter.com/YXfjmRcxNE — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) April 20, 2015 Dale Earnhardt Jr. began construction on a tree house last year and it seems that the project is almost finished. Impressively, the treehouse should be usable no matter the weather or season. Earnhardt said it will be usable year-round. “It’ll Article...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s treehouse is almost done ... and it's awesome

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is putting the finishing touches on his amazing treehouse.  Earnhardt began the project last year - inspired by Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" - and purchased the building plan for about $100. On Monday, he gave Twitter followers a sneak peek at the almost-finished abode. And what treehouse would be complete without an iconic photo of Farrah Fawcett? Earnhardt...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick sets female Sprint Cup record for top 10s

USA Today SportsDanica Patrick earned her sixth top-10 finish of her career Sunday at the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Thanks to some timely cautions and avoiding trouble at the end, Patrick finished in ninth-place, the sixth top-10 of her career, setting a record for top-10 finishes by a female in the series. Janet Guthrie had five top 10s in 33 career starts...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

DOVER VS. POCONO CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME UPDATE

(April 15, 2015) – As part of their annual Team Dover vs. Team Pocono Celebrity Softball Game, Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway will go head-to-head for the third time next Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at ARM & HAMMER Park in Trenton, N.J. This event will feature the two most recent winners of the Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2014) and Joey Logano (2015), along...
Via On Pit Road
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup practice recap: Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr. are fastest

Hendrick Motorsports swept the top two spots in Friday's opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kasey Kahne was able to jump to the top spot in the closing minutes of the one-hour, 25-minute session, posting a time of 14.971 seconds at 128.168 miles per hour. The driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet was able to better teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 0.001 seconds...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bristol Motor Speedway, DEWshine and Old Crow Medicine Show

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been named the Sprint Cup Series Most Popular Driver for 12 straight years (2003-14). The 40-year-old son of racing royalty...
Via Athlon Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Risk vs. reward: Earnhardt Jr., others weigh options on lug nuts

Heading into the 2015 season, NASCAR announced it would no longer police how many lug nuts each team secured on a wheel during each pit stop. As part of the new automated pit-road officiating process, no officials were going over the wall and the sanctioning body decided to put that responsibility back on the teams. During the preseason Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour, the speculation...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt Jr. and Logano head up Dover Pocono Celebrity Softball game

As part of their annual Team Dover vs. Team Pocono Celebrity Softball Game, Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway will go head-to-head for the third time next Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at ARM & HAMMER Park in Trenton, N.J. This event will feature the two most recent winners of the Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2014) and Joey Logano (2015), along with Todd Bodine, two...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. explains why he's sometimes aggressive, sometimes not

Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the proverbial hammer down on Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway, passing cars at a rapid rate on the way to a third-place finish. Starting 25th, the Hendrick Motorsports driver had worked his way into the top 10 by the first caution flag on Lap 33 before an extra pit stop under yellow to tighten the lug nuts on a loose wheel sent him back to 30th for the...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Fun-day: NASCAR drivers, teams enjoy day off after Texas

After an excitement-filled and fast-paced weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, in which Jimmie Johnson held off Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win his fifth career race at Texas Motor Speedway, drivers and crew members enjoyed their second Sunday off in a row. Thankfully, through social media, we were able to keep up with the various NASCAR personalities as they went their separate...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Brad Keselowski Overcomes Penalty for Fifth Place Finish

Despite having a loose wheel and being penalized with 75 laps to go on pit road, Brad Keselowski was able to fight back to a fifth place finish on Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. “We had a really strong car,” he commented. “It’s just that the 4 (Kevin Harvick), the 48 (Jimmie Johnson) and at times the 88 (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) was just a little bit stronger than both...
Via On Pit Road
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt Jr. hopes to use Texas to build on bond with crew chief

Following rough outings at two of the previous three races, Dale Earnhardt Jr. rebounded Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway with a hard-fought third-place finish in the Duck Commander 500. And it could have even been better had Earnhardt not been passed by Kevin Harvick for second place as the two came to the checkered flag. Still, Earnhardt posted his fourth top-five finish...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Guts Out Third Place Finish

FORT WORTH, Texas – There was a time in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s career where people questioned whether he laid down when the going got tough. People who thought that about the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet, no longer need to question the driver’s heart. “Oh, man. It was a long one,” Earnhardt recalled. “You know this race is real long. It’s one of the 500-milers that...
Via Rubbings Racing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Christie: Jimmie Johnson Is a Force To Be Reckoned With Again

FORT WORTH, Texas – The sleeping giant has risen. After a season to forget for six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson in 2014, he and crew chief Chad Knaus already have two victories in the first seven races of 2015. Both of Johnson’s wins have been old-fashioned Jimmie Johnson butt-whoppin’s. In Atlanta, Johnson started 37th, and took some time to get to...
Via Rubbings Racing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson wins at Texas, full Duck Commander 500 results

Jimmie Johnson won Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Duck Commander 500 began with Si Robertson giving the command to fire engines while Kurt Busch led the field to the green flag. While it was daylight when the race began, it ended with the lights on in the dark. With just a handful of laps to go the trio of Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick...
Via Tireball.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Jimmie Johnson Leads; Dale Jr. Is Really Fast At Halfway

FORT WORTH, Texas – The man who has won three of the last five races at Texas Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson, is atop the scoring pylon at the halfway mark in the Duck Commander 500. Johnson has paced the field for 24 circuits, and holds a lead of just under one second. Kevin Harvick is the man chasing Johnson down. Harvick was the strong car before the night time fell, as he has...
Via Rubbings Racing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr.'s girlfriend unhappy after 'celebrity' driver bunny-eared

Just a few days after setting the record straight on Twitter that she and boyfriend Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't secretly elope during a recent beach vacation, Amy Reimann has released another tweet that has people talking. On Friday, the girlfriend of NASCAR's most popular driver used the social media site to express her frustration that someone -- presumably a fan -- gave her man...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Gibbs hints at a Sprint Cup start for Erik Jones in near future

Young Erik Jones certainly turned heads during Friday night's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, where he held off Sprint Cup veterans Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to earn his first career victory in the series. At just 18 years old, Jones is quickly showcasing his talents behind the wheel in both the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series, where Jones...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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