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Team: Hendrick Motorsports-88
Age / DOB:  (40) / 10/10/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'0 / 165

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was one of four drivers who finished in the top five in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway after gambling on fuel mileage. He finished third after passing Matt Kenseth in the closing laps.
With his Talladega SuperSpeedway victory, he decided to roll the dice and it paid off with a better finish than he would have experienced otherwise. Occasionally gambles pay dividends for fantasy players and this keeps a top-five streak on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks alive for the No. 88 May 24 - 11:19 PM

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of two drivers along with Ryan Newman to score a victory in his first attempt in the all-star race. His first appearance came in 2000.

Junior has not won the exhibition race since, but two of his last three attempts ended in top-fives and the third race was seventh, which makes him a good value this week in specialty games.
May 15 - 12:59 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was part of a three-car incident just past the 200-lap mark, but he used some race strategy to salvage a third-place finish in the SpongeBob 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Along with teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, Earnhardt stayed on track with old tires and held off most of the field. The only driver with new tires who was able to pass the No. 88 was second-place Kevin Harvick. This was Earnhardt’s fourth top-five finish in four races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year.
May 10 - 1:22 AM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the second-quickest speed in the first practice session. His top speed of 184.678 mph from laps 34 through 43 was nearly four-tenths slower than that of Erik Jones.

Earnhardt has much more experience converting practice speeds into race times than Jones, so this 10-lap average makes him a favorite to finish in the top five or 10.
May 8 - 3:05 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the final 27 laps of the Talladega race and won the Geico 500 virtually uncontested.

All but one of the final 20+ laps of the race were run in single file and drivers could not mount a charge on the white flag lap. Part of the reason the competition was unwilling to pull out to attempt to pass was that teammate Jimmie Johnson was Earnhardt’s wing man. He becomes the eighth winner of the season and has punched his ticket to the Chase.
May 3 - 4:49 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to ride a seesaw in recent Cup weekends. His third-place finish in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway came on the heels of a 36th at Martinsville, a sixth at Auto Club, a 43rd at Phoenix, and a fourth at Vegas.

Next week’s venue Bristol Motor Speedway is fraught with danger, so there is no guarantee that his up and down results are finished. The bullring rewards confidence, however, so this result should be seen as a positive factor in his handicap.
Apr 11 - 11:48 PM

Sprint Cup regular Dale Earnhardt Jr. has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the XFINITY Series final practice for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The average speed of 176.379 mph in the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro was best of the 14 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this final practice session. No. 7 Regan Smith, No. 22 Brad Keselowski, No. 33 Austin Dillon and No. 6 Darrell Wallace Jr. are the rest of the top five on this list.
Apr 9 - 8:22 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. began the 2015 season with a record that rivaled Kevin Harvick. He finished in the top-five in the first three races with thirds at Daytona and Atlanta. His last three attempts ended in one top-10 and two results worse than 35th.

Earnhardt got off to a great start in 2014 as well and then faded. He had momentum for much longer last year, however, which means that fantasy owners were able to utilize him to a greater degree. It is too soon to say that his season is unraveling, but fantasy owners are right to be cautious.
Apr 6 - 9:39 AM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back on track with a sixth-place finish in the Auto Club 400. He started the season with three straight top-fives before cutting a tire, crashing, and finishing 43rd at Phoenix.

If not for the accident, Earnhardt would be perfect in regard to top-10s and that means he still has a ton of momentum.
Mar 22 - 9:40 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. had his worst finish of the year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Fortunately for his fantasy owners, that effort ended in a fourth-place on the heels of back-to-back thirds at Daytona and Atlanta.

Earnhardt is closing in on a victory and is getting off to a start like he experienced last year. He can be streaky in both a good and bad way, however, so players should keep a close eye on him.
Mar 8 - 7:11 PM

Besides driving the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will also enter the XFINITY Series event on Saturday.

He will drive the No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro during the 300-mile NXS on March 7. The 1998 and 1999 XFINITY Series champion has scored three top-five finishes and four top-10s in five XFINITY starts at the 1.5-mile track.-Hendrick Motorsports
Mar 3 - 8:08 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third in the first two races of this season. Last week he was third in Daytona and he repeated that effort at Atlanta.

This was Earnhardt’s fifth top-10 and sixth top-15 in the last six races dating back to last fall’s Martinsville victory. He started last year with a three top-fives and should be considered one of the favorites next week at Las Vegas.
Mar 1 - 6:32 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was one of the Pied Pipers of Daytona on Sunday by leading 32 of the 203 laps. That put him in a virtual tie for the second-most laps led with Joey Logano (at 31) and Jimmie Johnson (39). Teammate Jeff Gordon led the most laps with 87, but no one else managed to record more than four laps at the head of the pack.

Earnhardt was one of the most popular drivers in pre-race selections and fantasy owners did not gain many points over their competition by starting him. Still, he managed to live up to expectations and was a great value in games that limit the number of allocations during a season.
Feb 22 - 6:07 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the fastest single lap in Friday afternoon’s practice. His top speed was 194.405 mph.

Combined with his victory in Thursday night’s Gatorade Duel, Earnhardt continues to be one of the top drivers and deserves to be one of the most popular fantasy picks.
Feb 20 - 3:42 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. proved why he is the Pied Piper of Daytona. He dominated the second half of the first Gatorade Duel in Daytona and won in convincing fashion with a little assist from teammate Jeff Gordon.

This was critical for Earnhardt because his qualification time was disallowed. There was a slim chance that he might not qualify for the Daytona 500, but he removed any doubt and will start the Great American race in third.
Feb 19 - 11:01 PM