Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Kenseth, Hamlin win Budweiser Duel at Daytona

Joe Gibbs Racing teammates sweep Duels; crash mars second race
Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin win NASCAR's Budweiser Duel at Daytona; field for the 2014 Daytona 500 set.

The Budweiser Duel at Daytona, NASCAR’s twin qualifying races that set the field for the Daytona 500, enjoyed its first setting in prime time on Thursday evening. While the week leading up to the event witnessed practice crashes that forced seven teams to back-up cars, the Duel was a comparatively composed affair — until the final turn of the night.

Top 10 Feel-Good Wins in NASCAR History

Fantasy NASCAR Picks for the Auto Club 400 at Fontana

Predicting the best fantasy drivers in California so you don't have to.
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<p> Dustin Long ranks each driver on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit for this weekend's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.</p>

The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads back out west for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll break down the picks according to its NASCAR driver classes — A-List, B-List, C-List.

Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR's Tricky Triangle offers a different group of names near the front
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Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Pocono Raceway holds court this weekend to a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race that’s... a little dormant. Seven drivers have already clinched their spot by virtue of at least one victory; another eight are at least 95 points above the cutline.

GEICO 500 at Talladega Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Will an underdog strike again in a NASCAR plate race?
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GEICO 500 at Talladega Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

David Ragan with an underdog team. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with his NASCAR future in question. Brad Keselowski before he drove the Cup Series full-time.

 

Funniest NASCAR Commercials of All Time

Greatest Richmond Moments from NASCAR's Chase Era

5 Storylines to Watch Entering NASCAR's 2018 Season

How will the sport replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick?
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5 Storylines to Watch Entering NASCAR's 2018 Season

It’s finally here. Sunday’s Daytona 500 begins another 36-race NASCAR odyssey, the second with Monster Energy as primary sponsor. The energy drink stepped up to back the sport after Sprint bailed on their deal following the 2016 season.

 

Alex Bowman Replaces Dale Earnhardt Jr., Big Shoes to Fill

Alex Bowman inherits Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 at Hendrick Motorsports
Alex Bowman inherits Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 at Hendrick Motorsports

Alex Bowman, casually dressed in jeans and a gray T-shirt, apologizes for running a few minutes late to an appointment at the Hendrick Motorsports shop where Bowman’s No. 88 Chevrolets are housed and worked on daily.

 

But all is quiet at the nearly deserted building on this November afternoon. Most Hendrick employees are nearly 800 miles away in Homestead, Fla., where Dale Earnhardt Jr. is embarking on his final race weekend as a driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

 

NASCAR Remembers Retired Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s career made an impact on Rick Hendrick, Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty and many more.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s career made an impact on Rick Hendrick, Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty and many more.

The retirement of Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver award for the 15th consecutive year in 2017, leaves a void. The sport as a whole will miss the man whose legions of fans long ago rose up as one Junior Nation.

 

Earnhardt easily was the most recognizable face and name in NASCAR for the last decade and a half. He will continue to be involved in the sport as a co-owner of JR Motorsports, which fields XFINITY Series teams, and as a race analyst in the NBC booth.

 

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