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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. finished eighth in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway to earn his fourth top-12 finish in the last five road course races.
Road course races are often see-saw affairs; Earnhardt spent about 65 laps (59%) among the top 10. This will increase his confidence before the series rolls into Watkins Glen International in a few weeks and could make him an interesting choice. Jun 28 - 8:12 PM

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On a family trip to Germany during the off week, Dale Earnhardt Jr. proposed to girlfriend Amy Reimann.

Marriage and eventually children are stepping stones in a driver’s maturation that often contribute to better results in the long run. Good luck Dale and Amy.
Jun 19 - 12:05 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second in the Quicken Loans 400 to earn his third straight top-10 at Michigan International Speedway.

This extends his current top-15 streak in 2015 to seven consecutive races. It is also his fourth top-three finish in the past six events, which has fantasy owners looking at him as a place-and-hold driver.
Jun 14 - 6:32 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has seesawed in his past three seasons at Michigan International Speedway. He swept the top 10 in 2012 and 2014, but had trouble in both 2013 races to finish in the mid-30s.

Earnhardt was sixth fastest in Saturday morning’s session. In fact all four of the Hendrick Motorsports drivers were among the top 10. Earnhardt and the entire crew should be able to challenge for a single-digit result.
Jun 13 - 9:59 AM

According to a tweet from the Hendrick Motorsports PR department, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start at the rear of the field after replacing a rear gear.

Earnhardt gives up his 16th-place on the grid to drop back, but he still has a pit selection based on the official qualification effort and should be able to make up substantial ground during the first yellow flag stop. In games the offer place differential points, he will still be credited with starting 16th.
May 31 - 11:18 AM

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

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