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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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Ends Talladega Career With 7th Place Finish

Talladega, Ala – It now appears that unless Dale Earnhardt Jr. can turn things around over the next five races, then his last Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory will have come in November 2015 at the Phoenix Raceway. Sunday, was supposed to be Earnhardt’s last real shot of ending his winless drought. While the chips were falling his way, he could only muster a seventh place finish in his No. 88 Chevrolet. Earnhardt, even said so from the start of this weekend. You could definitely sense a little more urgency,…

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Earnhardt Jr. Wins 1st Career Talladega Pole, Elliott To Start 2nd

Talladega, Ala – It’s hard to believe, but prior to this weekend, Dale Earnhardt Jr. had never won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole at the Talladega Superspeedway. In his final start though, Earnhardt Jr. ended that drought. Earnhardt, powered his No. 88 Chevrolet around the high banked 2.66-mile Alabama track in the final round of Coors Light Pole Award qualifying with a speed of 190.544 mph, good enough to earn his 15th career Cup pole and second of the season. The pole comes just 24 hours after he received…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. A Chance To Go Out With Storybook Win On Sunday in Talladega

As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff battle heats up heading to the Talladega Superspeedway, one big storyline could really steal the headlines on Sunday. What if Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes his No. 88 Chevrolet to victory lane in Sunday’s Alabama 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN)? What if? Can I dream a minute here?

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Crashes In Practice, To Go To Backup Car, Keselowski and Kyle Busch Also Crash, Blame Track Substance

Concord, NC – This will be Dale Earnhardt Jr’s final start at his true hometown track. A lot of places are significant for the famed third generation driver to make his final start at. His final start at Daytona in July was significant. So was Indianapolis. So was Bristol. But, his final race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, a track near Kannapolis where he was raised, will surely hold a special meaning for the North Carolina native. But, the final weekend at the 1.5-mile track didn’t start off as planned. Earnhardt,…

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NASCAR Losing Star Power Recently, Danica’s Announcement Further Adds To That

Statistically, NASCAR will be losing two drivers are the end of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season that combined, have never won a championship on NASCAR’s top level. Combined, they have 26 wins, all by one of the two drivers himself. So, on paper, it’s not a big loss. But, their presence, that is where NASCAR is really losing big. Unfortunately, people should associate NASCAR with names like Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott and guys like that. But, two of arguably NASCAR’s most popular drivers worldwide are Dale Earnhardt…

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