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.
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.
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.
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.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the fastest single lap in Friday afternoon’s practice. His top speed was 194.405 mph.
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.
By virtue of its driver roster, the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro has been dubbed the 'All-Star' car at JR Motorsports. Earnhardt Jr. will be first to race as the team competes for the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Owner Championship. Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne and newcomer Ben Rhodes will also pilot the No. 88 this season.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin had their qualification times disallowed by NASCAR and will start their respective Gatorade Duels from the back of the pack. Earnhardt failed to meet the minimum ride height on the left front. Hamlin’s penalty was incurred because of an improper split on his track bar.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the 2003 and 2008 versions of the Sprint Unlimited, which was called the Budweiser Shootout at the time. He is gunning for his third victory this weekend.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., winner of four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2014 and eighth overall in the final points standings, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Sprint NMPA Most Popular Driver award for the series.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., a champion as both a competitor and team owner, has been named the recipient of the prestigious Myers Brothers Award for 2014.
Goodyear officials have schedule a tire test for Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 9-10 at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway, with representatives from each of the three auto manufacturers scheduled to participate.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is looking to extend a top-10 streak at Homestead to three consecutive races and he is off to a good start. He qualified 11th for the Ford 400, which is his best grid position there in the last three years.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. entered the Quicken Loans 500k with a three-race, top-five streak. He failed to extend that particular streak, but an eighth-place finish was his fourth consecutive top-10 on.