Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway clinched the 2015 Sprint Cup Series manufacturers' championship for Chevrolet.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the race off pit road after the final pit stop and was awarded the win of the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500k at Phoenix International Raceway by NASCAR. It is his 26th Cup victory.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was not allowed to pick his pit stall until all other 42 drivers had done so, which put him between Greg Biffle—who stayed on the lead lap until the very end of the race—and Kurt Busch who finished on the lead lap. He was often forced to back up in order leave his pits, which may have cost him a shot at the top five. Earnhardt finished sixth.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was forced to pick his pit stall last despite qualifying 10th for the AAA Texas 500. He earned four warnings for failing inspection, which was the same penalty incurred by Brad Keselowski at Kansas Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. entered the STP 500 this spring with a three-race top-10 streak and as the defending winner at Martinsville Speedway. He sustained crash damage that week and finished 36th.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.998 mph.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. came within inches of winning the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. He was running second when the yellow flag froze the field, but did not have enough points to advance to the Eliminator round of the Chase.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified fifth for the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but he will start the furthest back of all four Hendrick Motorsports racers. Jeff Gordon won the pole, Kasey Kahne sits on the outside pole, and Jimmie Johnson qualified third.
The chassis the No. 88 team will bring to Talladega Superspeedway as this weekend’s primary is the same one Dale Earnhardt Jr. has driven to three superspeedway wins this season: one in the first Daytona Duel in February, another at Daytona in July and the third at Talladega in May.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Carl Edwards got tied up early in the Bank of America 500—sending Junior into the wall. He survived, but has lost two laps in the process.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the quickest 15-lap average in the second practice session for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte with a speed of 182.42 mph.
Axalta Coatings Systems will continue its long-standing partnership with Hendrick Motorsports after agreeing to a contract extension that will expand its presence and take one of the most enduring sponsorships in NASCAR through 2018.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway and that tied him with Jamie McMurray for 12th in the standings. NASCAR’s tiebreaker in the Chase is the best finish during the current round. By finishing one position ahead of McMurray, Junior earned the spot.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the second-quickest speed in Saturday morning’s practice for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. His top speed was 157.670 mph that was recorded during his second to 11th laps on track.