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May 03
Sunday

Dale Earnhardt Jr. captures sixth career Sprint Cup victory at Talladega

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit TALLADEGA, Ala. – It's a toss-up which is greater, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s passion for TALLADEGA, Ala. – It's a toss-up which is greater, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s passion for Talladega Superspeedway or the Talladega fan base's passion for Dale Earnhardt Jr. On a glorious afternoon, Earnhardt offered a one-word order to his team over the radio, a message that could be shared with the thousands of his devotees in the stands: "Celebrate!" he proclaimed. Earnhardt, his team and Junior Nation could celebrate his 0.159-second victory over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 Sunday afternoon, his sixth Sprint Cup win here. It all but assures Earnhardt a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS GEICO 500 Race Results & Point Standings

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, races Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images It was a Hendrick Motorsports 1, 2 finish Sunday afternoon, as Dale Earnhardt Jr. held off Jimmie Johnson - by 0.158 seconds - to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (TSS). Dale Jr., who also ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 NATIONWIDE CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Talladega Superspeedway and discussed his thoughts on the new qualifying format at superspeedways, the responsibility he feels to do well at Talladega for his fans ... FULL STORY »

Milestone Debate (Dale Earnhardt Jr.)

2015 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr (Nationwide Ins.) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Dale Earnhardt Jr. reached a round-number milestone at Richmond last weekend, with his 550th start, putting him 30th on NASCAR’s all-time list. “Amy (Reimann, his girlfriend) thought it was a big deal and when I told her I didn’t think it ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. relishes ‘laid-back’ Talladega

2015 NSCS Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., on track in the No. 88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images TALLADEGA, Ala.— For Dale Earnhardt Jr. "Friday and Saturday are easy" when it comes to Talladega Superspeedway. Sunday, not so much. Earnhardt, a five-time Sprint Cup winner at Talladega, acknowledged on the eve of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 ... FULL STORY »

Shaky Run For Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, speaks with the media in the garage area after being involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s second practice session was cut short Friday afternoon when the No. 88 Chevrolet had vibration problems. Or, as he noted on his radio, “There was a little bloop or something.” His shifter broke during last month’s race at ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. eyes return to Talladega glory days

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, speaks with the media in the garage area after being involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images For a period of time, the words “Dale Earnhardt Jr.,” “Talladega Superspeedway” and “Victory Lane” were synonymous. The No. 88 Chevrolet driver set the record for most consecutive wins at the 2.66-mile track with four from Oct. 21, 2001 to April ... FULL STORY »



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Statistically Speaking: Domination the Word of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Season
Posted 04.30.15
The 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series season started by welcoming a new title sponsor and featuring series regular Ryan Reed in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway, capturing the first win of his XFINITY Series career. Race No. 6 at Texas Motor Speedway featured another first-time XFINITY Series winner, as 18-year-old Erik ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr and Crew Chief Greg Ives - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Dale Earnhardt Jr 2015 NSCS GEICO 500 Race Preview
Posted 04.28.15
No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina Age: 40 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season 8th in standings 9 starts 0 wins 0 pole positions 4 top-five finishes 5 top-10 finishes 37 laps led Career 550 starts 23 wins 13 pole positions 131 top-five finishes 229 top-10 finishes 7,884 laps led Talladega Career  30 starts 5 wins 0 pole positions 10 top-five finishes 14 top-10 ...FULL STORY »
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Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS GEICO 500 Race Preview
Posted 04.28.15
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY (2.66-MILE SUPERSPEEDWAY) LOCATION: TALLADEGA, ALABAMA EVENT: NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES (RACE 10 OF 36) TUNE IN: 1 P.M. ET, SUNDAY, MAY 3 (FOX/MRN/SIRIUSXM) HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT TALLADEGA: In 62 Cup events at Talladega, Hendrick Motorsports has 11 wins, 49 top-five finishes and 73 top-10s. The organization’s 11 victories rank second all-time behind ...FULL STORY »
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Team Dover, led by Joey Logano, conquers Team Pocono and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in celebrity softball game
Posted 04.22.15
Team Dover takes 2-1 edge in annual series Trenton, N.J. (April 22, 2015) – 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, ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr on track in the No. 88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Grace Wyant Krenrich for Catchfence
Dale Earnhardt Jr 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview
Posted 04.21.15
No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina Age: 40 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season 6th in standings 8 starts 0 wins 0 pole positions 4 top-five finishes 5 top-10 finishes 37 laps led Career 549 starts 23 wins 13 pole positions 131 top-five finishes 229 top-10 finishes 7,884 laps led Richmond Career  31 starts 3 wins 1 pole position 9 top-five finishes 13 top-10 ...FULL STORY »
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Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview
Posted 04.21.15
RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY (0.75-MILE OVAL) LOCATION: RICHMOND, VIRGINIA EVENT: NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES (RACE 9 OF 36) TUNE IN: 7 P.M. ET, SATURDAY, APRIL 25 (FOX/MRN/SIRIUSXM) HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT RICHMOND: Richmond International Raceway is one of 10 tracks where Hendrick Motorsports has earned double-digit wins. The organization has recorded 10 wins, 17 pole positions, ...FULL STORY »
Dover Vs Pocono Celebrity Softball Game
Earnhardt Jr. and Logano head up Dover Pocono Celebrity Softball game
Posted 04.15.15
Todd Bodine, members of the media and other special guests round out the lineups (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 ...FULL STORY »
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Dale Earnhardt Jr 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
Posted 04.14.15
No. 88 Mtn Dew DEWshine Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina Age: 40 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season 7th in standings 7 starts 0 wins 0 pole positions 4 top-five finishes 5 top-10 finishes 37 laps led Career 548 starts 23 wins 13 pole positions 131 top-five finishes 229 top-10 finishes 7,884 laps led Bristol Career  30 starts 1 win 0 pole positions 7 top-five ...FULL STORY »
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Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
Posted 04.14.15
HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT BRISTOL: In 62 Cup events at Bristol, Hendrick Motorsports has 10 wins, 11 pole positions, 49 top-five finishes and 90 top-10s. Gordon is tied for first among active drivers with five wins at the track, while Kahne most recently won there for the organization in March 2013. SHORT-TRACK ...FULL STORY »


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