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Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Team: Hendrick Motorsports-88
Age / DOB:  (42) / 10/10/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'0 / 165

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted a lap of 120.032 mph in the first practice session for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, which put him sixth on the chart.
Earnhardt was the fastest driver among those who are not currently locked into the playoffs. If he can sustain that speed, he could post a Hail Mary and make his way into the final 10 races rejuvenated and ready to pull out a miracle by winning in his final season. Sep 8 - 11:13 AM

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In addition to driving his regular No. 88 Chevrolet SS in Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be pulling double duty, driving the JR Motorsports No. 88 Degree Deodorant Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series on Friday night.

In April 2016, he led 128 of 149 laps at Richmond Raceway enroute to his first win driving for JRM. Earnhardt owns four NXS victories in six career starts at Richmond, including his past three starts dating back to 1999. He has led 733 of 1,399 total laps in those six races. At Richmond, he has only started outside the top four once in the NXS. On that occasion in 1999, he started 20th and led eight laps to claim his second win at the track.-JRM
Sep 6 - 12:52 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Goody’s Mixed Fruit Blast Chevrolet Camaro) earned a weekend sweep at Bristol, winning both the NASCAR Cup and XFINITY Series events in August 2004.

That weekend, he led 420 of the 756 combined laps run. Earnhardt has not finished lower than seventh in his past eight starts NXS starts at the World’s Fastest Half Mile. The two-time series champion is slated to compete in a pair of NXS races this season. In addition to Bristol, Earnhardt will be behind the wheel of the No. 88 Degree Men Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway (Sept. 8).-JR Motorsports
Aug 16 - 2:49 PM

In addition to driving his regular No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS in Saturday's Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be pulling double duty, driving the JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series on Friday night.

Earnhardt’s JR Motorsports will have five cars entered in Friday night’s XFINITY race. He will also pull double duty again at Richmond Raceway in three weeks.-Hendrick Motorsports
Aug 16 - 11:24 AM

NBC Sports Group announced Monday morning that retiring NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join the company on a multiyear deal beginning in 2018.

The two-time Daytona 500 winner Earnhardt, 42, who is retiring from full-time competition at the end of the season, has worked in the live television booth a handful of times — including at this year’s "The Clash" preseason opener during Daytona Speedweeks — as well as some XFINITY Series races over the last two years. Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Broadcasting and Sports hinted that Earnhardt Jr. could have an opportunity outside of NASCAR as well. "We are excited to welcome Dale Jr. to our team – both on and off the track," Lazarus said. "As a company, NBCUniversal allows for talent to stretch themselves across not just their field of expertise, but across other areas of their interests in the media world."
Source: NASCAR.com
Jul 24 - 11:36 AM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted modest lap in qualification for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and will roll off the grid 13th on Sunday.

It was not a particularly strong effort for Hendrick Motorsports. He was the second-highest qualifier with only Jimmie Johnson advancing to the final round. Earnhardt blamed an excess of caution entering turn three as the reason he failed get into the top 12.
Jul 22 - 7:15 PM

In his last start as a fulltime Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver at Daytona International Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole for the Coke Zero 400 with a speed of 190.973 mph.

Earnhardt and his fans both would like nothing better than a victory this week because it would practically assure he will be part of the playoffs in his final season. Junior has experienced his share of problems at Daytona in recent seasons, but he was leading the 500 this spring before he sustained damage in a "Big One" crash. Should he be on your roster? Definitely.
Jun 30 - 5:38 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the fastest lap in final practice for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 193.328 mph.

Only 19 cars went out in final practice, which is an indicator of how little these sessions mean on a restrictor-plate, superspeedway. Still, the four Hendrick Motorsports cars drafted well together and all posted speeds of seventh or better on the charts.
Jun 30 - 12:34 PM

For the first time this season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was able to back up one top-10 finish with another when he crossed under the checkers sixth in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.

Earnhardt had an adventurous race. He spun early in the event when he braked too hard entering the hairpin. He was run into by Danica Patrick when that happened and did fairly significant cosmetic damage. He did not hurt any of the rolling parts, however, and climbed back through the pack.
Jun 25 - 7:28 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. entered last June’s FireKeepers Casino 400 with a four-race streak of top-10s, but he was sidelined 61 laps into the show with an accident and finished 39th. He rebounded this week to finish ninth.

Earnhardt blew an engine last week at Pocono Raceway after missing a shift. This season has not gone according to plan. This is his third top-10 of the season and he has not yet been able to gain any momentum. Continue to be cautious in your approach to the No. 88.
Jun 18 - 8:20 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet lost power and coasted to pit road after eight practice laps in the early stages of the 85-minute opening practice session.

TV replays from his on-board camera showed his car over-revving when shifting, shortly after exiting the 2.5-mile track’s third turn. Earnhardt’s crew rushed to swap out the engine. The unapproved adjustment will relegate his No. 88 to the rear of the 39-car field for Sunday’s Axalta presents the Pocono 400.-NASCAR.com
Jun 9 - 2:24 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was notably fast in Saturday morning’s practice session for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism with the sixth-fastest speed of 157.673 mph.

Junior made it into the final round of qualification on Friday and that he will roll off the grid 11th. On the heels of a top-10 at Charlotte Motor Speedway last week, it might be time to give him some Fantasy NASCAR love.
Jun 3 - 10:07 AM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 10th in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which was his second top-10 of the season.

Junior’s other strong run this year came at Texas Motor Speedway—another similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track—and that makes him worth watching in a few weeks when the series rolls into Michigan International Speedway.
May 29 - 1:57 AM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has made the most All-star starts among the drivers locked into Saturday night’s field with 17 consecutive attempts.

Junior won in his first attempt back in 2000, but he has been unable to find Victory Lane since. He’s come close on five occasions with top-five results including last year’s third. His average finish in this race is 7.88.
May 20 - 3:22 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted a speed of 190.780 mph and will line up on the outside pole for the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has the top spot, which makes this an all-Junior front row.

Junior alluded to the wanting to run the Clash next year—a special event at Daytona for pole winners—so he might not quite be done with his NASCAR career just yer.
May 6 - 5:55 PM