Dale Earnhardt Jr., the driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 22, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo – Daniel Shirey/Getty Images
Broad NBCUniversal Arrangement Allows for Earnhardt’s Participation in Sports, Movies, Television & Entire NBCU Portfolio
Dale Earnhardt Jr., the motorsports icon voted by fans as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for an unprecedented 14 consecutive years (2003-16), will join NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR coverage beginning in 2018, it was announced today. Continue reading →
Ryan Blaney and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team are planning an encore presentation of their throwback theme first used at the Darlington Raceway earlier this season.
Blaney, at his own request, will wear the same uniform he wore during the Southern 500 to honor David Pearson.
At Talladega, he’ll wear the uniform in honor of both Pearson and the late Neil Bonnett, who was from Bessemer, Ala., and considered Talladega his home track.
Bonnett succeeded Pearson as driver of the iconic No. 21 midway through the 1979 season and used a uniform just like the one Pearson wore. Once aboard the No. 21, Bonnett won in his third start, at Dover International Speedway. He won twice more that season, at Daytona and Atlanta. Continue reading →
Make A Date For Valentine’s Day With NASCAR Night on FOX Sports 1
Primetime Specials Examine Long-Awaited Return of the No. 3, Fiery 2012 DAYTONA 500, Jimmie Johnson 1-on-1 and an Encore Presentation of THE DAY: REMEMBERING DALE EARNHARDT
No date for Valentine’s Day this year? Or do you and your significant other share a passion for NASCAR? Either way, FOX Sports 1 has a memorable night planned that is sure to get everyone’s heart racing. Continue reading →
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 6, 2012 Photo – Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Entering the 2013 edition of the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, has “two” career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories in the May classic. As a result of his success at the 2.66-mile facility, and in recognition of him being in position “two” in the title chase after “two” races in 2013, Talladega is offering a special Dale Jr. “Two for $88” ticket package for the upcoming Aaron’s 499 set for Sunday, May 5.
The “Two for $88” Dale Jr. opportunity includes two Anniston Grandstand tickets located in between turn four and the frontstretch Tri-Oval for the Aaron’s 499, and presents a savings of over $50 off race time pricing. The offer is good though Monday, March 18, while seats last.
“Talladega has a lot of history, and I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish there,” said Dale Jr., who is the only driver to ever win four straight Sprint Cup Series races at the superspeedway. “I like the mystique the place has, a lot of great and interesting things happen. It is always fun to go to Talladega because it is such a different kind of track. It is really big and it is a nice change of pace from all the mile and a half stuff we do,” added NASCAR’s most popular driver, who finished second in the season-opening Daytona 500. Continue reading →
No, it’s not the plate that you get at the salad bar…
It all started with Talladega in 1987, when Bobby Allison lost control of his car and went airborne into the catch fence, with his car traveling at a speed in excess of 200 mph. Terrified by the dangerous situation for fans and drivers, NASCAR decided something needed to be done to slow speeds to keep cars out of the grandstands and keep fans safe. Continue reading →