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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The virtual world of NASCAR took center stage and it definitely didn’t disappoint as three-time Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin held off Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to win the first-ever eNASCAR/iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday. Coming to the white flag, Dale Jr. had the advantage over Hamlin as he controlled the more gripped bottom lane, but Hamlin wouldn’t be denied as he had fresher tires after pitting late in the race despite being on the top groove. Hamlin’s No. 11 FedExRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer With the world of motorsports on hold for the next couple of months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, eSports have taken center stage and NASCAR was no exception. It’s become such a focal talk that Fox Sports announced Thursday they’ll be airing Sunday’s inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway with Dixie Vodka as the race title sponsor. The landmark announcement comes two days after NASCAR and iRacing announced the formation of the star studded series which will feature drivers from theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Heading into the March 2016 running of the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway, two drivers in the field went to battle with each other in what would be dubbed the #HeroFaceOff in promotion of the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jimmie Johnson each sported a superhero paint scheme, with Earnhardt carrying the Batman colors on his No. 88 Chevrolet and Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet adorned with the familiar red and blue colors of Superman.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer JR Motorsports announced Wednesday their 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series lineup for the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro, headlined by Daniel Hemric. The other two sharing the No. 8 Camaro are none other than Dale Earnhardt, Jr. for one race and Jeb Burton, who’s slated to compete in 11 races. Hemric, who’s looking to win Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will run 21 out of the 33 races. Hemric’s current ride, the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, will beRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway and in celebration of the 50th anniversary for both the track and Richard Childress Racing, the No. 3 Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt to the final win of his career will pace the field with Richard Childress behind the wheel. With that in mind, this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater” will look back at the 2000 Winston 500 and the amazing comeback Earnhardt was able to make in the waning laps ofRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent DARLINGTON, S.C. – JR Motorsports driver Justin Allgaier battled his boss, Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the way to a top-10 finish at Darlington Raceway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series regular may have lost touch with Earnhardt in the final green flag run of the race, but the duo often raced around one another. Allgaier battled teammate Noah Gragson as well as Austin Cindric, taking the checkered in 10th before being scored ninth after race winner Denny Hamlin was disqualified. When Allgaier and Earnhardt did battle at theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DARLINGTON, S.C. – It looked like more of the same at Darlington Raceway for driver Denny Hamlin—until post-race inspection happened. A five-time NASCAR Xfinity Series winner at the 1.366-mile track, Hamlin was first across the finish line in Saturday’s Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200, but the disqualification of Hamlin’s No. 18 Toyota for a ride-height violation made a winner of Cole Custer, who trailed Hamlin by .602 seconds at the finish line. “It’s a really strange feeling, honestly—obviously,” Custer said after being notified heRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent DARLINGTON, S.C. – Months out of the racecar have left Dale Earnhardt, Jr. with mixed feelings before his only NASCAR Xfinity Series start of 2019. Aside from his start at Richmond Raceway last season, Earnhardt’s last start was at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2017. At Richmond last year, he led 96 laps on his way to a fourth-place finish. Earnhardt did run about 15 laps in a test session at Darlington Raceway earlier this year. In the first practice for the Sports Clips Haircuts VFW 200,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Bristol Night Race is always a race that is circled on the calendar each year for the sheer entertainment value the event provides and the classic moments that have occurred in the race over the years. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. started on the front row for the August 2002 running of the famed race in front of a packed house. When all was said and done, the fans would be sure to remember what would transpire in the 500Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Fuel mileage seems to come into play more often at Michigan International Speedway than any other track on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circuit and a decade ago, that’s exactly how everything played out on the two-mile speedway in the Irish Hills. Two months prior to the running of the Carfax 400 in August 2009, a fuel mileage thriller resulted in Mark Martin taking home the checkered flag after Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle fell by the wayside in the closing laps when theirRead More