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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. 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

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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

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.

He will drive the No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro during the 300-mile NXS on March 7. The 1998 and 1999 XFINITY Series champion has scored three top-five finishes and four top-10s in five XFINITY starts at the 1.5-mile track.-Hendrick Motorsports
Mar 3 - 8:08 PM

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.

This was Earnhardt’s fifth top-10 and sixth top-15 in the last six races dating back to last fall’s Martinsville victory. He started last year with a three top-fives and should be considered one of the favorites next week at Las Vegas.
Mar 1 - 6:32 PM

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.

Earnhardt was one of the most popular drivers in pre-race selections and fantasy owners did not gain many points over their competition by starting him. Still, he managed to live up to expectations and was a great value in games that limit the number of allocations during a season.
Feb 22 - 6:07 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the fastest single lap in Friday afternoon’s practice. His top speed was 194.405 mph.

Combined with his victory in Thursday night’s Gatorade Duel, Earnhardt continues to be one of the top drivers and deserves to be one of the most popular fantasy picks.
Feb 20 - 3:42 PM

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.

This was critical for Earnhardt because his qualification time was disallowed. There was a slim chance that he might not qualify for the Daytona 500, but he removed any doubt and will start the Great American race in third.
Feb 19 - 11:01 PM

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.

Earnhardt Jr. has won more than a quarter of the NXS races he’s entered at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) for a win percentage of 26.1. With a total of six NXS victories at the prestigious 2.5-mile tri-oval, he has the most of any driver in Saturday’s event. While Earnhardt Jr. has racked up six NXS race victories at DIS, he’ll look for his first win at the track in the No. 88 JR Motorsports car this Saturday.-JR Motorsports
Feb 18 - 8:31 PM

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.

Hamlin will not have any difficulty making the Daytona 500 since he finished third in last year’s points’ standings. With no time to fall back on, Earnhardt could be a different matter. He finished eighth in the standings and could face elimination unless he races into the big show. NASCAR takes six drivers based on points and with teammate Jeff Gordon already locked in by winning the pole, Earnhardt needs only one of the drivers ahead of him in last year’s standings to finish among the top 15 in their Duel.
Source: NASCAR.com
Feb 17 - 9:36 AM

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.

Earnhardt should have a decent shot at winning since he enters the race with back-to-back top-10s. Making this feat even more interesting is that he sustained crash damage and finished multiple laps off the pace last year.
Feb 11 - 11:41 AM

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.

It is the 12th consecutive year that Earnhardt Jr., 40, has won the award. In addition to the trophy he received during Friday evening's season-ending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony at the Wynn Las Vegas, Earnhardt will collect a check for $10,000 earmarked for the charity of his choice. The MPD award, sponsored by Sprint and overseen by the National Motorsports Press Association, is the only NASCAR award determined solely by fan vote. Bill Elliott holds the record for most MPD awards, winning the fan vote 16 times during a career that spanned 37 years.
Source: NASCAR.com
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 03:22:00 PM

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.

Earnhardt, 40, was chosen by a vote of the National Motorsports Press Association and presented the award during Thursday's annual NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon held at the Wynn Las Vegas. The Myers Brothers Award is named in honor of brothers Billy and Bobby Myers, two of NASCAR’s pioneers from the 1950s. It has been presented annually since 1958 with the purpose of recognizing those that have provided outstanding contributions to the sport of stock car racing.
Source: NASCAR.com
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 09:20:00 PM

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.

Slated to take part in the test are drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet), Sam Hornish Jr. (Richard Petty Motorsports No. 9 Ford) and Carl Edwards (Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota). One of three Chevrolet entries from Richard Childress Racing (Austin Dillon, Paul Menard or Ryan Newman) will participate as well. Earnhardt Jr. will be paired with new crew chief Greg Ives, who helped guide JR Motorsports driver Chase Elliott to the NASCAR Nationwide Series title, as he moved over to the No. 88 entry to replace Steve Letarte. Ives worked briefly with Earnhardt during a late-October Sprint Cup test session at Homestead-Miami Speedway.-NASCAR.com
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 03:40:00 PM

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.

Earnhardt also qualified 11th in the 2011 edition of this race and he finished 11th. That suggests he will not fall far if he misses the top 10.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 11:25:00 AM

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.

Games that have actively modified his salary cap should have him correctly priced, which should have made him a good value. Driver and crew chief Steve Letarte have only one more race together and they should finish strong next week at Homestead.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 09:23:00 AM