Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the New Hampshire 301 because of concussion-like symptoms, according to reports at NBC Sports. Earnhardt has been experiencing symptoms since taking hard hits at Michigan International Speedway and Daytona International Speedway. He was feeling badly before last week’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, but thought he was suffering from severe allergies. It is unknown how long he will be out of contention.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has scored only one top-10 finish in his last 10 flat track starts, but it was a strong run. He finished second in the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. notably failed to advance to the final round of qualification for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. His lap of 191.071 mph was good enough for only 16th on the grid.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was fastest in final practice for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, but he knew several drivers had faster cars than they showed. As it turned out, 12 cars were faster. Junior qualified 13th with a lap of 95.329 mph.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the fastest single lap in the final practice session for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. His best lap was set at 95.298 mph.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. failed to advance to the second round of qualification for the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. His lap of 196.078 mph was good enough for only 27th on the grid.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not yet won a Sprint Cup race in 2016, but he had three second-place finishes entering the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway. He is still winless, but had a great points’ day with his fourth runner-up result.
A sweep of Victory Lane in 2014 is part of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s addition to the rich history of Hendrick Motorsports at Pocono Raceway. This organization has won 16 times on the oddly-shaped track with six different drivers, including all three of their current veteran racers.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. failed to advance to the second round of qualification and will roll off the grid 25th for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third in the 2016 edition of the Sprint All-star race. He was 4.096 seconds behind the leader Joey Logano.
The top three starters of the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway were all involved in a lap-353, 18-car accident. Pole sitter Kevin Harvick finished 15th and was running at the end, but outside pole winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and third-place starter Kyle Busch finished 32nd and 30th respectively.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. practiced entering pit road Saturday in preparation for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover. He missed on his first two attempts before finally getting the entry correct on his third try.
Kasey Kahne failed to advance out of the first round of qualification, Chase Elliott will start 13th barely outside the top 12, and neither of the more experienced drivers were part of the pole run either. Jimmie Johnson posted a lap of 188.719 mph to start 15th while Dale Earnhardt Jr. was 22nd-fastest with a 187.013 mph lap.
One week after leaving Daytona International Speedway where he made an unforced error and crashed, Dale Earnhardt Jr. went to Atlanta Motor Speedway and finished second. Last week at Talladega SuperSpeedway, Earnhardt also spun on his own. This week the series rolls onto the similarly-configured Kansas Speedway.