Dale Earnhardt Jr Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor The 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame class was officially announced on Tuesday, with a trio of drivers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mike Stefanik, and Red Farmer, getting the call to have their names enshrined among the greats of the sport. Since the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s first class in 2010, each subsequent class has comprised of five inductees, but starting with this year’s class, only three will now make the cut and will be joined by the Landmark Award winner. The ballot is broken down intoRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Once a year, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. dusts off the driving suit and helmet to climb behind the wheel of one of his JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaros, battling it out with the best the NASCAR Xfinity Series has to offer. This year’s venue for his one-off appearance on the track was Homestead-Miami Speedway and Saturday’s running of the Hooters 250. By the time the checkered flag flew, the series regulars certainly knew he was there as he came away with a fifth-place finish. Noting he was “nervousRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Harrison Burton prevailed in a three-wide, frantic push to the checkered flag to win Saturday’s Hooters 250 on a restart with only two laps remaining in the first event of a NASCAR Xfinity Series doubleheader weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 19-year old series rookie Burton edged Austin Cindric and Noah Gragson by .379-seconds – leading only the final two laps on the day – to earn his second career victory of the season and become the track’s youngest series race winner. “I’m so excited,Read More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service In a much-applauded highly-anticipated schedule move the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series – featuring many of the sport’s top competitors – will conclude its inaugural run with the North Wilkesboro 160 at the virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway on Saturday, May 9 at 3 p.m. ET on FOX (where available and subject to change), FS1 and the FOX Sports app. Jeff Gordon, who won the last NASCAR Cup Series race at the historic former stop on the series schedule (Sept. 29, 1996), will again stepRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — Simon Pagenaud used a combination of smarts, speed and strategy to win Round 3 of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge on Saturday, the Chevrolet 275 at Michigan International Speedway. Reigning Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner Pagenaud beat Team Penske teammate Scott McLaughlin by 13.409 seconds – a deceptively large margin in a thrilling race that featured nine leaders and 18 lead changes. It was his first victory in the virtual racing series, in which NTT INDYCAR SERIES athletes and special guests compete in the iRacing computerRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished third at Michigan International Speedway – in a virtual INDYCAR. You’ve read that right. The two-time Daytona 500 champion had enough fuel to bring his No. 3 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet home in one piece in Saturday’s Chevrolet 275. “I really appreciated the invite. I think I need to do a better account of myself as far as just showing some pure speed. I wasn’t really able to show it today,” Dale Jr. on his debut sim open wheel race. “We had aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Michigan International Speedway has created some buzz in the world of motorsports as stacked 31-car field will compete in Saturday’s Chevrolet 275, including Dale Earnhardt, Jr. However, it’s far from the biggest angle as there’s one topic on the minds of not just the two-time Daytona 500 champion, but also NTT IndyCar Series regulars Conor Daly and Sage Karam, and that’s staying out of trouble. It can be interpreted under two different scenarios. Those being experience navigating the intense oval that’ll see tight packs and noRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — In a series in which the only predictable trait has been unpredictability, the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge could get even wilder during Round 3 on Saturday, April 11. That’s because the virtual racing series featuring stars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and some special guests is moving to an oval – the super-fast, wide, 2-mile Michigan International Speedway – after the first two rounds took place on natural road courses at Watkins Glen International and Barber Motorsports Park. The Chevrolet 275 will feature exciting, tight action forRead More
By NASCAR Wire Service Today the NASCAR Hall of Fame has announced the 15 nominees for the Class of 2021, introducing the Modern Era and Pioneer Ballots for the first time. The list includes five first-time NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees – three on the Modern Era Ballot and two on the Pioneer Ballot. The NASCAR Hall of Fame Nomination Committee, which consists of representatives from NASCAR and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, track owners from major facilities and historic short tracks, selected the Modern Era Ballot and Landmark AwardRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Clint Bowyer is heading into Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway with a positive mindset, knowing that everyone is making the most of a very tumultuous times in our society due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Not only he’ll be competing in the second eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event, but also provides in-car coverage for the FOX NASCAR telecast where he gets a different perspective than his peers who either have years of experience in simulation racing like William ByronRead More