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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