Jimmie Johnson was impressed by Bowman too.
Bowman has been doing tests for Hendrick Motorsports in 2017. (Getty) Hendrick Motorsports didn’t go outside the organization for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s successor. The team said Thursday that Alex Bowman, 24, would take over for Junior in 2018 after Junior’s retirement following the 2017 season. Show More Summary
Alex Bowman, who filled in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when he was sidelined with a concussion in 2018, will drive the No. 88 for Hendrick in 2018.
Hendrick Motorsports has picked 24-year-old Alex Bowman to be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s replacement next season. Bowman has big shoes to fill. Earnhardt was named NASCAR’s most popular driver each of the last 14 seasons, and his seat in the No. 88 car is one of the most coveted in the Cup series. Bowman...
Hendrick Motorsports names Alex Bowman, 24, to replace the retiring Dale Earnhardt Jr. as driver of the No. 88 car beginning next season. Alex Bowman will replace the retiring Dale Earnhardt Jr. and drive the No. 88 Chevrolet in theShow More Summary
He gave Amy the final say, and she made up her mind.
To qualify for the playoffs in his final year before retiring, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have to win one of the seven remaining regular season races. It was the NASCAR equivalent of a football team attempting to overcome a deficit in the...Show More Summary
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is slated to retire later this year, but he’s said on multiple occasions that he’ll be back on the track, both for Xfinity races and perhaps for the occasional Daytona 500. But one race where fans won’t see JuniorShow More Summary
Earnhardt Jr. is currently 21st in the points standings. (Getty) Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retro paint scheme at Darlington is a commemoration of his NASCAR championships. Tuesday, Junior unveiled the car that he’ll drive at Darlington for the final time on Sept. Show More Summary
Matt Kenseth (R) and Clint Bowyer (L) are currently the last two drivers in the playoffs on points. (Getty) It’s logical to think Matt Kenseth could be a candidate to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2018. Kenseth, 45, is the best available...Show More Summary
Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives through the top groove application of traction compound Friday. (Getty) The traction compound NASCAR has been experimenting with in 2017 has returned. New Hampshire Motor Speedway applied the sticky resin to...Show More Summary
Junior is eligible, but that doesn’t mean he’ll race.
By AMANDA VINCENT When Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole for the Coke Zero 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway earlier this month, NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver 14 years running hinted at the possibility of running the Clash exhibition race for Cup Series pole sitters next February at Daytona, [...]
After Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole for the July race at Daytona International Speedway earlier this month, NASCAR’s most popular driver said he wanted to compete in the 2018 preseason Clash on the same track in February. As a former...Show More Summary
A lot of people love it, but a surprising number don’t.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 car will have a design replicating the scheme he had when he won consecutive Xfinity Series championships. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is bringing out a familiar paint scheme for his final Southern 500 throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, one that pays homage to his earliest days in NASCAR. Earnhardt’s No. Show More Summary
Finishing “18th ain’t fun to look at on paper – I’ll tell you that.”
Matt Kenseth pretty much took himself out of the rumor mill for the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet upon Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement at season’s end with comments made Monday night on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. But I wouldn’t be so quick to count him out of the Hendrick Motorsports drivers’ stable for 2018. Remember, there’s [...]
He doesn't want to be a cautious driver this weekend.
He doesn’t want to be a cautious driver this weekend.