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Dale Earnhardt puts aside plane crash to run at Darlington

A joyful Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned to the racetrack Saturday, finishing sixth in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway a little more than two weeks after he and his family …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes weekend off after plane crash near Bristol

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were involved in a plane crash as the family landed …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive pace car at Indianapolis 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500. The retired NASCAR driver is going to the Indy 500 for the first time this year. Earnhardt will …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to race at least one more time, and at his lucky track

After retiring in November from NASCAR’s Cup Series, Dale Earnhardt Jr. pulled a stunner over the weekend and announced plans to drive in an Xfinity series race at Richmond (Va.) …


Dale Earnhardt Jr. to help NBC Sports at Super Bowl and Olympics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of …


Party time! Dale Earnhardt Jr. throws epic retirement party after finale

Dale Earnhardt Jr. threw his own retirement party on pit road. Earnhardt popped out of his car, flashed a thumbs-up sign and chugged a Budweiser. Drenched in sweat and suds, …


Martin Truex Jr. caps career season with 1st NASCAR title

Martin Truex Jr. capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR’s champion. Truex wrapped up his first Cup title Sunday night by winning at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where …


Denny Hamlin takes pole for NASCAR Cup race at Charlotte

Denny Hamlin’s streak is alive. Hamlin topped qualifying Friday night for the NASCAR Cup playoff race Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, marking the 13th straight year he has captured a …


Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t judge athletes who don’t stand for anthem

Two NASCAR team owners who said they would fire employees who do not stand for the national anthem do not speak for the sport, star driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. said …


Kyle Larson steals win in NASCAR regular season finale

Kyle Larson and his Chip Ganassi Racing team snatched NASCAR’s last victory before the start of the playoffs Saturday night at Richmond.


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. defends crew chief Greg Ives in shaky final season

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is tired of fans complaining about crew chief Greg Ives. NASCAR’s most popular driver is defending Ives on Twitter over decisions that may have cost him chance …


NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth in 2018

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a new way to voice his racing opinions next season – on television. NASCAR’s most popular driver will join NBC Sports Group’s coverage of stock …


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs wife, blames himself for ‘Clash’ debate

Dale Earnhardt Jr. made his own statement Saturday. He defended his wife’s Twitter post. And he blamed himself for putting her in a position where she felt she had to …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017

Alex Bowman to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018

Hendrick Motorsports has picked 24-year-old Alex Bowman as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s replacement next season. Bowman has big shoes to fill. Earnhardt has won NASCAR’s most popular driver award 14 times …


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. lands pole for what could be Cup finale at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the pole at Daytona International Speedway and needs a victory to make the playoffs in his final Cup season. Earnhardt is on a farewell …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

Benched! Dale Earnhardt Jr. forced to scrap Eagles car at Pocono

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s ride in a Philadelphia Eagles car has been benched. Earnhardt was scheduled to race next week at Pocono Raceway in the No. 88 Chevrolet wrapped in team …


Bucket list: Dale Earnhardt Jr. seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s first childhood memories of Cup Series racing come from Charlotte Motor Speedway.


Loose tire flattens Earnhardt’s shot at Talladega triumph

A loose wheel stopped Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pursuit of another Talladega triumph.


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. flirts with pole before Ricky Stenhouse Jr. steals show

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the favorite to win at Talladega Superspeedway and he will start 2nd in Sunday’s race. He nearly won the pole but was bumped by Ricky Stenhouse …


UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017

George Diaz: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s star power irreplaceable for NASCAR

There is always a morning after – in life, sports and stock-car racing.


What’s a fan to do when Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves? History might help

For 14 years, NASCAR’s largest fan base belonged to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Now the namesake son of racing icon and seven-time Cup champion Dale Earnhardt has announced he’s retiring at …


Dale Jr says retiring announcement took the pressure off

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says the pressure is off. NASCAR’s most popular driver returned to work three days after announcing that this season will be his last. He says he felt …


Junior will leave a big seat to fill in No. 88 next season

Junior’s job is up for grabs. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s surprise decision to retire from the NASCAR Cup series at the end of the season will surely make his No. 88 …


Notable achievements in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s racing career

Notable achievements in the driving career of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday that Earnhardt will be retiring at the end of the season.


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire from NASCAR at the end of the season in November. The decision will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild …


Dale Jr prepares for 600th race after creating own legacy

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join an exclusive club this weekend when he runs his 600th NASCAR race. The son of racing royalty once felt overwhelmed by expectations, but he has …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017

Fryer: Hype, new format didn’t equal must-watch Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 was sold out, the grid packed with celebrities, the fan area full of activities including a motorcycle “Ball of Death.”


Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to win a title then ride into retirement

Upon further review, hoisting a championship trophy is exactly how Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to end his career.


Elliott nips Earnhardt to win 2nd straight Daytona 500 pole

It’s impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt.


Alex Bowman ready for final shot as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s super substitute

Alex Bowman is ready for one final start driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88. Bowman will replace Earnhardt in the exhibition Clash race at Daytona International Speedway. …