Dale Earnhardt Jr. - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR hopes softer tires return the magic to All-Star race CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — It's the 25th anniversary of "One Hot Night," the All-Star race that made the nighttime spectacular must-see TV. NASCAR is hoping Saturday's night running can replicate some of the magic from that 1992 showcase. That year was the first time the exhibition dash-for-cash was held under the lights at Charlotte. There w... Fri, 19 May 2017 22:12:00 GMT 2017-05-19T22:12:00Z Truex finally wins at Kansas Speedway after late restart KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. finally ended his string of rotten luck at Kansas Speedway. Danica Patrick was left to rue more bad luck of her own. Truex pulled away from Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick on a late restart Saturday night, winning the NASCAR Cup Series race that he seemed to dominate every year without reaching victory lane. ... Sun, 14 May 2017 04:19:00 GMT 2017-05-14T04:19:00Z Ryan Blaney takes Kansas pole as 11 fail to pass inspection KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ryan Blaney was all alone atop the leaderboard Friday during qualifying at Kansas Speedway. He probably felt all alone on the track, too. Blaney earned his first career NASCAR Cup pole for Saturday night's race, but only after traffic jams at inspection prevented 11 cars from getting on the track. Among the big names that failed to turn a lap were Ji... Sat, 13 May 2017 00:23:00 GMT 2017-05-13T00:23:00Z Earnhardt flirts with pole before Stenhouse steals show TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s farewell tour has officially started. All eyes are on NASCAR's favorite son as he races Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, a place where he's adored by the fans and expected to win every time he gets in his Chevrolet. The crowd roared Saturday in qualifying when he shot to the top of the board... Sat, 06 May 2017 22:34:00 GMT 2017-05-06T22:34:00Z Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Aric Almirola earned the third Xfinity Series victory of his career Saturday by holding off a hard-charging pack in the closing laps at Talladega Superspeedway. He knew just minutes into practice at Talladega that he had a Ford capable of winning. "We ran about 10 laps in practice and I said, 'Put it on jack stand... Sat, 06 May 2017 20:35:00 GMT 2017-05-06T20:35:00Z Joe Logano pulls away to win NASCAR race at Richmond RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Joey Logano smiled as if he'd stolen something and got away with it, and that wasn't far from the truth. Logano passed distracted and dominant Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski on one restart and then pulled away on another with about 20 laps to go to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday. ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:51:00 GMT 2017-04-30T22:51:00Z CEO says NASCAR 'not isolated' in fighting to attract fans RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France says the challenge of connecting with a new, younger generation of fans is something that all sports are trying to figure out, and one that NASCAR will take some time to figure out. Speaking at Richmond International Raceway before Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, France compared the... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:13:00 GMT 2017-04-30T19:13:00Z Dale Jr says retiring announcement took the pressure off RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. says the pressure is gone, not only about his future, but also his results. "I certainly did feel a lot more relaxed now," NASCAR'S most popular driver said Friday at Richmond International Raceway, where he came back to work three days after announcing that this season will be his last. "I don't know whether it's because I finally got... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:12:00 GMT 2017-04-28T21:12:00Z 10 Things to Know for Today Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO STANDS TO BENEFIT MOST FROM TRUMP TAX CUTS An official says the top corporate tax rate would be reduced from 35 percent to 15 percent, while small business owners would see theirs go from 39.6 percent to 15 percent. ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:15:00 GMT 2017-04-26T10:15:00Z NASCAR has huge hole to fill after Earnhardt retires CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There was a moment during the Bristol Motor Speedway race that captured the essence of Dale Earnhardt Jr. He was walking briskly to the care center for a mandatory health check after a crash. Flanked by a television reporter on one side, a handler on the other, he was explaining why he wrecked while hustling to his destination. A fan approached him fro... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:54:00 GMT 2017-04-26T06:54:00Z 10 Things to Know for Wednesday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. WHAT CONGRESSIONAL RUSSIA PROBE REVEALS House oversight committee leaders say President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law over payments from Russian organizations af... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:20:00 GMT 2017-04-26T01:20:00Z The Latest: NASCAR CEO calls Earnhardt a proven leader CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s announcement that he will retire from racing at the end of the season (all times local): 4:55 p.m. NASCAR's chairman and CEO is praising Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s passion for the sport, saying it will "leave an impact on NASCAR that will be felt over its entire history." ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:17:00 GMT 2017-04-25T22:17:00Z NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It's never easy to be the son of a legend, especially when he is a tough-as-nails hero and the most feared man in his profession. Follow in his footsteps? Forget it. Just being able to drive cars was enough for Dale Earnhardt Jr., and if it made his daddy proud, well, hopefully somebody would tell him. ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:15:00 GMT 2017-04-25T22:15:00Z Jimmie Johnson grabs rare Bristol win after Larson mishap BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — It was just last month when people were wondering what was wrong with Jimmie Johnson after he got off to a slow start. How silly it was to worry. Johnson grabbed a rare victory at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday, giving him consecutive wins for the 11th time in his storied career. It was just the second career win in Thunder Valley for Johnson, who con... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:03:00 GMT 2017-04-25T00:03:00Z Changed track, same result at Texas with Jimmie Johnson win FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jimmie Johnson still knows how to get to Victory Lane at Texas, even from the back of the field on a track that had changed significantly since his first six wins there. And also while cramping because of dehydration late in the race that he won Sunday after charging under Joey Logano with 16 laps left . "When I... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:33:00 GMT 2017-04-10T00:33:00Z Logano uses fast late lap to claim pole in Phoenix AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Logano capped a day in the spotlight with a fast late lap Friday to claim the pole for the NASCAR Camping World 500. With the temperature in the low 90s and the sun beginning to set, Ryan Blaney qualified second to give Ford the top two spots to start Sunday's race. Logano and Blaney bumped Dale Earnhardt Jr.... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 02:19:00 GMT 2017-03-18T02:19:00Z Kyle Busch-Joey Logano brawl brings buzz to NASCAR Cup LAS VEGAS (AP) — The introduction of stage racing has so far provided the intended effect of spicing up the NASCAR Cup Series. But nothing beats a good old-fashioned brawl to get everyone buzzing. Martin Truex Jr. wasn't immune. After taking advantage of Brad Keselowski's mechanical issues to sweep all three segments and take Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Truex ... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:44:00 GMT 2017-03-13T06:44:00Z Redskins, spandex, impatient driver irk Dale Earnhardt Jr. LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was ticked off with his ill-handling car early in Friday's first NASCAR Cup practice. From a road rage incident while riding his bike to exasperation over his Washington Redskins, Junior is going through a rough patch. Of course, nothing compares to the real struggles Earnhardt endured as he missed the final half of the... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:56:00 GMT 2017-03-10T21:56:00Z No transition for Stewart-Haas Racing after switch to Ford HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — So much for a transition period at Stewart-Haas Racing. The NASCAR team hasn't slowed since switching from Chevrolet to Ford. Kurt Busch captured the season-opening Daytona 500, and Kevin Harvick followed up by earning the pole for Sunday's Monster Energy Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. "Hopefully this is the sta... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 20:48:00 GMT 2017-03-04T20:48:00Z Party time! Outlaw, Smoke, Gronk turn Daytona 500 into bash DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Outlaw, Smoke and Gronk turned the Daytona 500 into party central. The good times were just getting started in victory lane Sunday night. Flanked by sexy models, the triumphant trio chugged drinks and gave NASCAR the buzz it craved in the season opener. Might as well go wild for their first celebration on ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:45:00 GMT 2017-02-27T18:45:00Z The Latest: Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500 for Stewart-Haas DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Kurt Busch has won the Daytona 500, surviving a crash-filled season opener to win the race for the first time in 16 tries. Busch passed Kyle Larson final lap before cruising to the victory. Larson ran out gas shortly after passing Ch... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:33:00 GMT 2017-02-26T23:33:00Z Gibbs, Penske defend NASCAR as having bright future DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs joined the list of heavy hitters defending NASCAR during one of its shakiest periods in decades. The owner of powerhouse Joe Gibbs Racing said NASCAR has a bright future and noted top-level companies would not participate if the sport was a sinking ship. "You don't get the biggest and best companies ... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-02-25T21:54:00Z Hamlin spoils Earnhardt return with last-lap pass for win DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin didn't need a Toyota teammate to grab another win at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin charged past Dale Earnhardt Jr. with one lap remaining Thursday night to deny Earnhardt a victory a 150-mile qualifying race that Earnhardt dominated. Earnhardt led 53 of the 60 laps in the second qualifying Duel, but couldn't hold off a Hamlin ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:09:00 GMT 2017-02-24T03:09:00Z The Latest: Mexico's Daniel Suarez wants to inspire others DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Daytona 500 media day (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Daniel Suarez hopes he can inspire kids now that he's the only Mexican driver in the Cup series. Suarez was a sensation in his native Mexico for becoming the first foreign-born series champion with an Xfini... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:12:00 GMT 2017-02-22T21:12:00Z Elliott nips Earnhardt to win 2nd straight Daytona 500 pole DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt. As the series shifts into a new era, those distinguished names are out front again and will give the start of the Daytona 500 a throwback feel. Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. — teammates and sons of Hall of Fame drive... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:12:00 GMT 2017-02-20T00:12:00Z Rain postpones start of exhibition Clash at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first official NASCAR event of Speedweeks was postponed by rain at Daytona International Speedway. The rain began during driver introductions Saturday night for the exhibition race. The Clash is the first event leading into the Feb. 26 season-opening Daytona 500. NASCAR will stage the event Sunday at 11:30... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:45:00 GMT 2017-02-19T02:45:00Z Earnhardt makes NASCAR return in Daytona 500 practice DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. took another step toward making last year a "distant memory." NASCAR's most popular driver made his official return to racing Saturday by taking part in the first Daytona 500 practice of Speedweeks. Earnhardt turned nine laps at Daytona International Speedway during a four-hour session and r... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:42:00 GMT 2017-02-18T21:42:00Z NASCAR beefs up concussion testing before season begins DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was confident NASCAR took the right step Friday when it beefed up its concussion protocol by adding a consistent screening rule at all venues. "Good to see progress being made and implemented. Health and safety is top priority," Earnhardt tweeted . Earnhardt, long NASCAR's most popular drive... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:04:00 GMT 2017-02-18T00:04:00Z Jeff Gordon races in the rain at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The one thing Jeff Gordon didn't particularly want was to race in the rain at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The weather didn't work in his favor, and the semi-retired driver did a Saturday night stint in the wet during the prestigious sports car event. Gordon also drove in the rain in 2007 — a storm so bad he called it "a monsoon" — and struggled mighti... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 04:55:00 GMT 2017-01-29T04:55:00Z Earnhardt thrilled to be cleared for NASCAR return CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There is nothing more tedious to a NASCAR driver than preseason promotional work, which can often be full-day photo shoots and interview sessions. It can be the most dreaded part of the job. Consider Dale Earnhardt Jr. the rare exception. His turn Wednesday at the Charlotte Convention Center was like the first day of summer vacation... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:06:00 GMT 2017-01-25T23:06:00Z