Earnhardt Jr. Leads Most Laps, Finishes 4th In 1st NASCAR Race Since Homestead

RICHMOND, VA – Dale Earnhardt Jr. was making his first NASCAR start since last November when he walked away from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for good. But, when he made his retirement announcement in 2017, he said that he would make select starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series still. He had commitments to honor. 

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Earnhardt Jr. Turns 28 Laps On Friday, Ready To Compete For Richmond Win On Friday Night

RICHMOND, VA – For the first time in 10 months, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back in a NASCAR. No, Earnhardt isn’t piloting a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ride this weekend at the Richmond Raceway but rather his No. 88 Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The third generation driver told the media on his official retirement announcement that 2017 wouldn’t be the last time that we saw him behind the wheel. While it would be the final Cup season, he had commitments made to race in the XFINITY Series in…

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Earnhardt Jr. To Return To NASCAR Seat This Weekend For Friday Night’s XFINITY Series Race In Richmond

When Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced his retirement from NASCAR last year, he said that the retirement would be just for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He stated that he would likely still run some of the XFINITY Series events for his own team as he had some prior commitments already in place. Well, one of those commitments will be on Friday night at the Richmond Raceway. After retiring from competition in the Cup Series at the end of 2017, it will be his first time back since the season…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Drive The Pace Car For The Sept. 9 Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS – NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t done with his driving duties at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway just yet. The third generation driver will pilot the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Pace Car to lead the field to the start of the 25th Running of the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line on Sunday, Sept. 9 on the famed 2.5-mile oval. The announcement was made 25 days before the 25th Running of the race, which starts at 2 p.m. (ET) next month. The Brickyard is moving to a new…

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Earnhardt Jr. To Appear As Host Of NASCAR America In The Daytona Fan Zone On Friday Night Before XFINITY Series Race

Rutledge Wood, NASCAR on NBC’s features reporter, will be joined by NBC analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr., two-time DAYTONA 500 champion, to host NASCAR America – Fan Friday on Friday, July 6 at 6 p.m. ET in the UNOH Fanzone Main Stage at Daytona International Speedway, a special fan-focused event that will also be broadcast on NBCSN. Drivers scheduled to appear on next Friday’s hour-long show are 2016 DAYTONA 500 champion Denny Hamlin, 2018 DAYTONA 500 champion Austin Dillon, defending Coke Zero Sugar 400 champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Bubba Wallace.  NBCSN will host NASCAR America –…

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Earnhardt Jr. To Be a Part Of February’s Daytona 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is indeed returning to the DAYTONA 500, although in a different role than the previous 20 Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt, who has retired from Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 60th running of “The Great American Race” on Feb. 18, 2018. Earnhardt, who will deliver the famous “Drivers, start your engines” command, won a total of 17 races at the “World Center of Racing” during his career from 1998-2017. The only drivers to equal or surpass in…

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Earnhardt Jr. Finishes In Final Cup Series Starts, Kenseth And Danica And Respectively

Homestead, Fla – Three drivers were likely making their final Monster Energy NASCAR cup Series start at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. Two of the three may not ever make another Cup start, the other will make one more appearance next February at Daytona then call it quits herself. The biggest one was Dale Earnhardt Jr. The third generation driver was making his 631st and final Cup start in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400. Earnhardt, originally qualified his No. 88 Chevrolet 24th, but due to changing an engine during the opening practice…

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Hamlin Shows He’s The Favorite To Beat, He and Truex Leads Final Cup Practice Sessions Of 2017 Season

Homestead, Fla – The final two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions of the 2017 season occurred on Saturday from the Homestead-Miami Speedway. In those sessions, one thing became clear, Denny Hamlin has the car to beat in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN). Hamlin, topped the speed charts in the first of two 55-minute practices on Saturday morning with a speed of 171.130 mph in his No. 11 Toyota. On Friday, Hamlin was fifth quickest in the lone practice session of the day and backed that speed up…

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With Danica Walking Away Now, NASCAR Loses Powerful Punch of Drivers After Sunday in Homestead

Homestead, Fla – We already knew in the spring that the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would be Dale Earnhardt Jr’s swan song. He revealed that he was stepping away from NASCAR’s premiere series after this year. But, a few weeks ago, Matt Kenseth also announced that he too is walking away from the Cup Series for 2018. While he didn’t call it a “retirement” per say, he did say that he’s no longer actively pursuing a ride in NASCAR’s premiere series next year. Now, Danica Patrick also made…

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Championship 4 Drivers Top Friday’s Practice, Earnhardt Jr. To Start In The Rear With Engine Change

Homestead, Fla – The last three years under the new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 format, the race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway has been won by a playoff eligible driver. Basically, the race winner has also won the Cup championship. That’s why it’s to no surprise at all that the top three speeds in Friday’s lone practice at the Homestead-Miami Speedway were championship eligible drivers. Kyle Busch topped the speed charts with a lap around the 1.5-mile South Florida track at 172.695 mph in his No. 18 Toyota. Busch,…

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