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Team: Hendrick Motorsports-88
Age / DOB:  (39) / 10/10/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'0 / 165

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Crew chief Greg Ives will rejoin Hendrick Motorsports following the 2014 NASCAR season to lead the No. 88 Sprint Cup Series team of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Ives, 34, was race engineer for Jimmie Johnson’s historic run of five consecutive Sprint Cup championships (2006-2010) with the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team. He will work alongside Johnson’s crew chief, Chad Knaus, in the shop shared by the Nos. 48 and 88 Chevrolet SS teams. Since his debut as a crew chief for JR Motorsports in 2013, Ives has won five NASCAR Nationwide Series races including three this season with rookie and current points leader Chase Elliott.-Hendrick Motorsports Jul 30 - 2:32 PM

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. surged into the top 10 in the closing laps of last week’s Crown Royal 400 at Indy. His ninth-place finish in that race extended his top-10 streak on flat tracks to nine consecutive events stretching back to last year’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire.

Earnhardt is the only driver this season with a perfect record of top-10s and that suggests he should be on most fantasy rosters. Moreover, Pocono has long been one of Hendrick Motorsports best tracks throughout that organization’s history.
Jul 30 - 10:46 AM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished ninth in the Crown Royal 400 after spending only approximately 30 laps in the top 10.

Last week at New Hampshire, Earnhardt was disappointed with a 10th-place finish because he believed his car was capable of winning. With an average running position of only 17.388 this week the scales were balanced because he finished much better than he ran. Earnhardt now has a nine-race top-10 streak on flat tracks to his credit heading onto another minimally-banked course in Pocono.
Jul 27 - 7:22 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will campaign chassis 88-882 this week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This chassis was most recently raced at Michigan in June.

Earnhardt posted a solid seventh-place finish in that race and while the corner configuration is different at Indy, both courses have relatively low banking. On Sunday, Earnhardt should be able to pick up where he left off at Michigan.
Source: Jayski.com
Jul 25 - 3:13 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the only driver in the field with a perfect record of top-10s on the flat tracks of Phoenix, Martinsville, Richmond, Pocono, and New Hampshire so far this year.

Add in three top-10 finishes at the end of last year on this same track type and Earnhardt has a ton of momentum on his side. In 2013 the only time he failed to crack the top 15 on a flat track was at Martinsville in the spring, which makes him the closest to a sure thing fantasy owners will find.
Jul 21 - 4:07 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. expressed great disappointment about his 10th-place finish in the Camping World RV Sales 301, which reveals just how far this team has come in 2014.

Tenth-place finishes are no longer acceptable to a team that believes they should challenge for victories and Earnhardt already has two in the bank with wins at Daytona and Pocono. More importantly for fantasy players, this team has been able to string top-10s together with a three-race streak at the beginning of the season and a five-race streak from Dover through Kentucky.
Jul 15 - 11:57 AM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. believed he had a much stronger car than his 10th-place finish indicated and was disappointed with his finish in Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301.

Partly due to a poor qualification effort of 28th, Earnhardt’s average running position at New Hampshire was only eighth-best, but he spent approximately 250 of 305 laps in the top 10. He was the only driver who started outside the top 25 to earn a top-10 finish making him a strong choice in games that reward place differential.
Jul 13 - 7:31 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. enters the weekend with a six-race, top-10 streak on the short, flat tracks of New Hampshire, Martinsville, Phoenix, and Richmond.

In his most recent six races on this track type, Earnhardt has an average finish of fifth, with his best result of second coming this spring on the other flat one-mile oval in Phoenix. He could be poised to win his first New Hampshire race.
Jul 10 - 11:50 AM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet) has seven top fives, 12 top 10s and an average finish of 15.7 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

He has an Average Running Position of 11.7, fifth-best; Driver Rating of 97.3, fifth-best; 236 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most; 1,002 Green Flag Passes, third-most; Average Green Flag Speed of 124.860 mph, fourth-fastest; 3,976 Laps in the Top 15 (74.0%), fourth-most and 568 Quality Passes, third-most.-NASCAR.com
Jul 9 - 11:36 AM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet) has three wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole and an average finish of 13.4 at Daytona International Speedway.

He has an average Running Position of 14.0, fourth-best; Driver Rating of 92.0, third-best; 85 Fastest Laps Run, second-most; 4,036 Green Flag Passes, second-most; Average Green Flag Speed of 189.528 mph, third-fastest; 2,245 Laps in the Top 15 (65.3%), second-most and 2,710 Quality Passes, second-most-NASCAR.com
Jun 30 - 8:44 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishes 5th in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY.

He started the No. 88 Chevrolet SS 29th on the grid for the Quaker State 400. He is currently 3rd in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Jun 30 - 10:52 AM

Steve Letarte, crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Chevrolet SS) in the Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway wins the Moog Problem Solver of the Race award.

The award goes to the crew chief that improves the most from first half of the race to the second half utilizing the 40 best lap times (improved 0.295 seconds). Earnhardt started the race in 29th place and finished 5th. He is 3rd in the 2014 Sprint Cup point standings.
Jun 29 - 7:35 AM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet) is third in the standings with 555 points; current Chase seed: 2.

Past five races: 3rd at Sonoma, 7th at Michigan, 1st at Pocono, 9th at Dover, 19th at Charlotte. Season stats: 2 wins, 8 top-fives, 11 top-10s. Track history: At Kentucky, Earnhardt Jr.'s average finish is 15.3 and his average running position is 13.7 over the past three years. In three career starts at Kentucky, he has one top-five, one top-10 and one pole.-NASCAR.com
Jun 26 - 12:16 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet) is third in the standings with 514 points.

Past five races: 7th at Michigan, 1st at Pocono, 9th at Dover, 19th at Charlotte, 5th at Kansas. Season stats: 2 wins, 7 top-fives, 10 top-10s. Track history: At Sonoma, Earnhardt Jr.'s average finish is 22.9 and his average running position is 22.4 over the past nine years. In 14 career starts at Sonoma, his best finish is 11th (three times).-NASCAR.com
Jun 19 - 11:56 AM

Sprint Cup regular Dale Earnhardt Jr. has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the Happy Hour practice for the Nationwide Series Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250 at Michigan International Speedway.

The average speed of 189.048 mph in the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro was best of the 6 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this final practice session. No. 9 Chase Elliott, No. 2 Brian Scott, No. 33 Paul Menard, No. 3 Ty Dillon and No. 31 Dylan Kwasniewski are the rest on this list.
Jun 13 - 4:47 PM