Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be back for the 2017 Daytona 500. (Getty) Dale Earnhardt Jr. said the rehabilitation he’s gone through after suffering a concussion over the summer means he isn’t at an increased risk for another one once he resumes racing in 2017. Show More Summary
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. missed 18 races in 2016. (Getty) Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to the Sprint Cup Series in 2017 is all but official. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Junior had been medically cleared to compete next season. Show More Summary
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been medically cleared to return to NASCAR after a test session at Darlington Raceway, the series announced. Earnhardt sat out the last half of 2016 to recover from a concussion, and will return to competition at the Daytona 500. Read more...
Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday morningthat Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been cleared for NASCAR competition following an on-track test Wednesday at Darlington (S.C.) Speedway. What has me perplexed, though, is that Earnhardt isn’t participating in the Clash at Daytona exhibition race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT Dale Earnhardt Jr. underwent a test Wednesday at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, running 185 laps during a five-hour session. After the test, he was cleared for NASCAR competition by Dr. Micky Collins, the Medical Director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program in Pittsgurgh and Charolotte neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty. Petty was at [...]
Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn’t compete in the final 18 races of the 2016 season. (Getty) Dale Earnhardt Jr. admitted Tuesday that he wondered if he’d ever be able to rejoin the Sprint Cup Series as he dealt with the symptoms of a mid-summer concussion. Show More Summary
Your browser does not support iframes. HOMESTEAD, Fla. — It’s time to call Jimmie Johnson what he is: The best driver in NASCAR history. It’s a title bound to rankle fans of Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty, but Johnson is now worthy...Show More Summary
Your browser does not support iframes. HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson is now on the same page in the history books as Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. He has his seventh championship, winning it in easily more dramatic fashion than any of his previous six. Show More Summary
Your browser does not support iframes. HOMESTEAD, Fla.—Jimmie Johnson tells the story of the first time he met Dale Earnhardt. Johnson had been crashing on the couch of Ron Hornaday Jr., one of Earnhardt’s drivers, and Hornaday once brought Johnson along for a trip to Earnhardt’s garage. Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT Newly-crowned 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion — a seven-time champion — Jimmie Johnson may have been the biggest honoree and star of the evening during the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards banquet at Wynn Las Vegas, but during the ceremony, Dale Earnhardt Jr. received the Sprint Most Popular Driver Award, [...]
As they have done every year since 2003, fans again voted Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR’s most popular Sprint Cup driver. In what has become an annual occurrence, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named NASCAR's Most Popular Driver for the 14th consecutive...Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT Retired NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeff Gordon’s stint as substitute driver behind the wheel of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, filling-in for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr., may be over, but Gordon isn’t hanging up his racing helmet just yet. He’ll be one of the drivers of the Wayne Taylor [...]
Jeff Gordon is having the best retirement ever. Not only did he fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in NASCAR, but now he’s going to join Cadillac’s flagship effort at the 24 Hours of Daytona, reports Road & Track. I’m not sure Gordon’s truly “retired” from anything, but whatever he’s doing, it sounds like fun. Read more...
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By AMANDA VINCENT Dale Earnhardt Jr. missed the second half of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, sidelined by a concussion his doctors believe he sustained in a crash at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn in June. Earnhardt has been adamant that he’d be cleared and ready to race at the opening of the 2017 [...]
Johnson won his seventh championship on Sunday, tying the record held by Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows exactly how his late father would've welcomed Jimmie Johnson into the exclusive club of drivers thatShow More Summary
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reiterated on Monday that he plans to be back in the driver’s seat of the No. 88 car by the start of the 2017 NASCAR season in February. “All signs point to us being in the car at Daytona,” Earnhardt said on his podcast, “The Dale Jr. Download.” “I don’t know if […]
By AMANDA VINCENT Jimmie Johnson joined NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt in the NASCAR record book on Sunday, claiming his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup by winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His latest win was his fifth of the season, most of any driver in 2016, and the [...]
Jimmie Johnson won his seventh career Sprint Cup title with a first-place finish at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. The win tied him with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. for the most titles in NASCAR history. Show More Summary