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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. was one of several drivers who overcame mistakes in the pits and incidents on track Sunday at Pocono Raceway. He was caught speeding on pit road during a green flag stop near lap 50 and was later spun entering turn one. His fuel mileage strategy allowed him to cross under the checkers fourth in the Windows 10 400, however.
Hendrick Motorsports did not look like they were going to have a very good day until other cars starting running out of gas. Earnhardt finished one position behind Jeff Gordon and two ahead of Jimmie Johnson, however, and they managed to salvage the day. Aug 2 - 5:44 PM

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the fastest single lap in the second practice session for the Crown Royal Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 181.466 mph.

Hendrick Motorsports is the most successful organization in Indy’s Cup history and Earnhardt has been considered one of the favorites to challenge for the win. This fast speed should be considered as a confirmation of his strength.
Jul 24 - 2:45 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished fifth in the 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to become the most successful Hendrick Motorsports driver of the weekend.

This was Earnhardt’s fourth consecutive top-10 and seventh top-15, but he had not cracked the top five since summer 2012. This result was incredibly important since New Hampshire also hosts one of the Chase races.
Jul 19 - 5:05 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the field to green and he led the field to the checkers after pacing the pack for 97 laps in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

This was Earnhardt’s second restrictor-plate, superspeedway victory in a row. He won the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway and also finished third in the Daytona 500. Earnhardt is once again the Pied Piper of plate tracks.
Jul 6 - 2:49 AM

Thunderstorms and rain forced the cancelation of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. The lineup for Sunday night’s race will be set by speed in the first practice session.

This will put Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the pole with Austin Dillon to his outside. Qualification at Daytona is not terribly important as a contributing factor to the handicap, so this does not alter the odds whatsoever.
Jul 4 - 5:57 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona. His top speed was 202.284 mph.

Speed at Daytona is essentially meaningless since the fastest times are set when a driver runs up on another group. Still, Earnhardt is the plate track Pied Piper and he should be considered a favorite on Sunday.
Jul 3 - 3:59 PM

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

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