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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Earnhardt Jr. Bracing For Final Cup Start On Sunday, Pulling For Truex Jr. To Win Championship

Homestead, Fla – Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be making his 631st and final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start on Sunday afternoon. NASCAR’s 14-time most popular driver, all consecutively (2003-2016), will be walking away from the sport that his family had a big hand in helping shape and mold. His grandpa Ralph Earnhardt made 51 career Cup starts and began racing in 1949. Then, his father came along, Dale Earnhardt, who holds legendary status in the sport. Earnhardt, helped mold NASCAR to what it is today. He has a record-tying seven…

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Budweiser Makes Emotional Tribute Video For Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Final Cup Start This Weekend at Homestead

Nothing against Nationwide Insurance, Axalta Paints, Mountain Dew or any other sponsor that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has driven for over the last since 2008, but when I, and most, think of Earnhardt Jr., we think of his bright red Budweiser colors. Now, we get to see NASCAR’s most popular driver don the Budweiser colors on his No. 88 Chevrolet one more time this weekend. Earlier this summer, Budweiser and Hendrick Motorsports announced that in the season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Budweiser will put their colors on Earnhardt’s car. It’s…

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Hendrick/JGR Throwing It Back To 2000 For Season Finale At Homestead For Earnhardt/Kenseth Paint Schemes

We already knew that Dale Earnhardt Jr. was going to be racing in his final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season in 2017 back in the spring. What we didn’t know was that it appears that Matt Kenseth likely will be too. Just a few weeks ago, Kenseth called off his search for a full-time ride in NASCAR’s premiere series for 2018, saying that while it’s not retirement per say, it’s likely going to be his final year in Cup. So, with that being said, Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Closing 2017 Season Strong, Finishes 10th at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – Dale Earnhardt Jr. hasn’t had the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season like he’s wanting. He hasn’t won a race in 71 races (53 tries) and he knows his tenure is closing quickly. On Friday, he talked about how real this is coming. He’s getting emotional about it. Heading into Sunday’s Can-Am 500, he only had two starts left. But, as the season has gone on, his stats are going up too. Over the last seven races, he’s finished worse than 12th just once. On Sunday, Earnhardt…

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Hendrick Motorsports Comes Away With No Top 10’s Sunday at Martinsville

Hendrick Motorsports and Martinsville Speedway are synonymous with success. Hendrick drivers have won 17 poles and 24 races on the Virginia paperclip. Both are the most among any Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team – ever. Martinsville is the place where Hendrick scored their first ever Cup victory in 1984. It’s the spot where Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon have won nine times a piece. In fact, among those 24 wins at Martinsville are five different drivers. 

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