Hendrick Has to Make the Right Hire To Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr

Here’s something to think about, right now, at this moment, the Hendrick Motorsports driver lineup could be Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. Seriously, that could be their team right now. If they didn’t hire Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008 and 2009, they’d have those two drivers instead. Busch and Keselowski have gone away to other teams and have shined. Meanwhile, Martin, Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne have been the drivers since. Martin and Kahne have combined to win 10 races in the No. 5…

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Top Options to Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick

Dale Earnhardt Jr. shocked the NASCAR world on Tuesday when he announced that the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would be his last. Earnhardt, has made 603 career Cup starts over the course of 17 full-time seasons. He’s also missed 20 races due to concussions, which is even more of a reason to why he’s ready to hang up his helmet. But, with Earnhardt stepping away, who’s left to fill in?

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Erik Jones Dominates XFINITY Series Race in Texas

What a difference a pit stop makes? Even better, what a difference it made in the end of the race? Erik Jones gained two seconds over Ryan Blaney on his final trip to pit road, and that was all the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota needed for a convincing victory in Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. In winning for the second time at Texas, the first time this season and the seventh time in his career, Jones led…

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Larson, Cup Regulars Dominate XFINITY Series Race in Fontana

Fontana, Calif – Kyle Larson overcame a midrace pit-road speeding penalty and held on for victory Saturday in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Service King 300 at Auto Club Speedway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular posted his first XFINITY victory of the season and the sixth of his career at the site of his first series win. His Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet was .127 seconds — about a car-length — ahead of Joey Logano’s Team Penske No. 22 Ford at the checkered flag. “The racing there at…

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JR Motorsports Aiming for 2nd Straight XFINITY Series Victory This Weekend at Fontana

So far, the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season has gone about as good as it can for the entire JR Motorsports group. For the third consecutive week, Elliott Sadler enters this weekend’s race at Fontana (4 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN) as the XFINITY Series points leader. Sadler, has four top fives and eight top 10’s in 12 career XFINITY Series starts at the 2-mile D-Shape California oval. He finished fifth in this very race a year ago. This season, the No. 1 OneMain Financial team has earned two top-eight efforts and an…

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Jones/Blaney/Gaughan Lead a Busy Day of XFINITY Series Practices at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – It was an extremely busy day for the NASCAR XFINITY Series driver at the Phoenix International Raceway on Friday afternoon. The series had three separate practice sessions on the 1.022-mile west valley track today, as they were the lone three sessions for the drivers this weekend. All they’ll do on Saturday is qualify in the morning and race in the afternoon. In the first session, Erik Jones led the way with a speed of 131.521 mph in his No. 20 Toyota. Jones, finished 32nd in the season…

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Axalta To Sponsor William Byron In 15 XFINITY Series Races Next 2 Seasons

JR Motorsports announced today that Axalta Coating Systems, a longtime partner and the team’s official paint supplier, will join William Byron and the No. 9 team as primary partner in 15 NASCAR Xfinity Series events in each of the next two seasons. The multi-year agreement will see Byron debut the No. 9 Axalta Chevrolet Camaro at Phoenix Raceway (March 18). A leading global provider of liquid and powder coatings, Axalta has partnered with JR Motorsports since 2008, supplying paint for the organization’s 31 NXS victories and its 2014 NXS championship….

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