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Oct 10
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Pressure’s off after calamity in Kansas; Thursday Charlotte Notebook

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images CONCORD, N.C.— When is a 39th-place finish at Kansas Speedway like a victory in the Daytona 500? Answer: When it takes the pressure off Dale Earnhardt Jr. No, that’s not a joke. Though a blown tire and a hard shot into the Turn 4 wall at Kansas made staying in the Chase an uphill battle for the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet, Earnhardt comes to Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a clearly defined set of circumstances and, consequently, a lower degree of stress. At this point, the surest way for Earnhardt to survive elimination from the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is to win one of the next two races. “I feel less pressure now, I ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Donnie Allison & Larry McReynolds Complete Lineup for Talladega’s Pre-Race Fan Question & Answer Session Sunday, Oct. 19

(Left) Five-time Talladega Superspeedway winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr., joins the lineup for NASCAR’s Most Competitive Track’s Fan Q&A on Sunday, Oct.19, along with two-time TSS winner Donnie Allison (Center) and two time TSS winning crew chief and current NASCAR on FOX analyst Larry McReynolds (right). About Talladega Superspeedway Joins Drivers Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, Danica Patrick, Gregg Biffle & Aric Almirola. TALLADEGA, AL – NASCAR’s Most Popular driver and five-time Talladega Superspeedway winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr., along with two popular individuals with Alabama ties, have joined a stellar list ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, sits in his car - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 DIET MOUNTAIN DEW CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed his outlook for this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his surprise birthday party and many other topics. TALK ABOUT ... FULL STORY »

Junior’s Crew Chief Has Unfinished Business At This Weekend’s Bank of America 500

Steve Letarte is retiring from his crew chief duties for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the season, but he's still got a lot left to accomplish this season. (CMS/HHP photo) CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2014) -- Nobody could ever accuse Steve Letarte of being a late bloomer. In 1996, when most 16-year-olds were serving up burgers at a local fast food joint, Letarte was already working full time for Hendrick Motorsports. ... FULL STORY »

The quick fix for the victims of Kansas? Win at Charlotte

Bank of America 500 KANSAS CITY, Kan.— There’s one gigantic mulligan available on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway—just one. And three drivers in particular will be fighting tooth-and-nail to take advantage of it. At Kansas Speedway, in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400, the Wheel of Ill ... FULL STORY »

Missed Opportunity: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrecks while leading at Kansas

2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr (National Guard) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It was with a sense of renewed hope that Dale Earnhardt Jr. began Sunday’s opening race of the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Kansas Speedway. It was with a feeling ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. enjoys family ties with Royals manager Ned Yost; Plus Friday Kansas Notebook

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, left, talks with crew chief Steve Letarte in the garage area during practice - Photo Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images KANSAS CITY, Kan.— The Kansas City Royals Major League Baseball team may have taken the city by storm this season, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a connection to the American League wild-card winner that pre-dates the recent success. The late Dale ... FULL STORY »



JR Motorsports
Attention Grows For JR Motorsports As Potential Championship Nears
Posted 10.03.14
Amidst chasing his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is keeping close taps on his JR Motorsports NASCAR Nationwide Series team. Of course, overall, it’s been a great season for Earnhardt Jr., on both sides of the fence. The 39-year old gave an early indication of potential paramount ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Dale Jr (Diet Mtn Dew) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Hollywood Casino 400 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr
Posted 10.03.14
DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 DIET MOUNTAIN DEW CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Kansas Speedway and discussed turning 40 years old next week, his relationship with Ned Yost, his current position in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup and many other topics.  CAN YOU REFLECT A ...FULL STORY »
Fans at the Bank of America 500 can help celebrate Dale Earnhardt Jr's 40th birthday at a giant birthday pit party featuring three hours of live music, driver appearances and more. (CMS/HHP photo)
BI-LO, Ragú and CMS to Celebrate Dale Jr.’s Birthday at the Bank of America 500
Posted 09.29.14
Gigantic Birthday Pit Party to Feature Three Hours of Music, Driver Appearances and More CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2014) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. will celebrate his 40th birthday during the Oct. 9-11 Bank of America 500 weekend and fans can join the fun at the Dale Jr. Birthday Pit Party presented ...FULL STORY »
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, left, talks with crew chief Steve Letarte in the garage area during practice - Photo Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
2014 NSCS AAA 400 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Posted 09.26.14
DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 NATIONAL GUARD CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Dover International Speedway and discussed Chase Elliott’s success this season, the nuances of the Dover track and many other topics. TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT BEING HERE THIS WEEKEND, YOUR THOUGHTS ON ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS finished in second place and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the 88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet SS finished in eleventh place Sunday, September 14, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Gordon and Earnhardt, Jr. are in the Chase which begins with the Challenger 16 for this race and the following two. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Gordon Leads Team Chevy at Chicagoland with Runner-Up Finish
Posted 09.14.14
Five Chevrolet SS Race Cars in Top 10  JOLIET, ILL – September 14, 2014 – In the opening playoff round of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Jeff Gordon powered his No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS to a second place finish in the MyAbFibStory.com at Chicagoland ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship Logo
Now that the Chase field is set, it’s time to rate the likely winners
Posted 09.07.14
The 26th race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is over, and the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field is set. We’re about to get our first look at NASCAR’s new Chase format, which features three elimination rounds and a one-race dash for the title in the season ...FULL STORY »
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw / Getty Images)
Saturday Richmond International Raceway Notebook
Posted 09.07.14
Johnson treated for dehydration following Richmond Sprint Cup race: RICHMOND, Va. – Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson had all he could do to physically make it to the finish of Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Battling daytime temperatures in the 90s and humid conditions ...FULL STORY »
No. 88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet SS (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw / Getty Images)
Nationwide Expands Hendrick Motorsports Relationship
Posted 09.05.14
Company Becomes Majority Sponsor of Earnhardt Jr. From 2015-2017 CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 5, 2014) – Nationwide has expanded its three-year relationship with Hendrick Motorsports to become the majority sponsor of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 Chevrolet SS team beginning with the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ...FULL STORY »
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw / Getty Images)
Nationwide Comes To Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Side For More Races In 2015
Posted 09.05.14
Nationwide Insurance has increased their sponsorship role with NASCAR’s most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick Motorsports announced Friday. The Columbus, Ohio-based company will vacate its title role of the sport’s secondary series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series to become the leading supporter of Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 88 Chevrolet for now ...FULL STORY »


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