Earnhardt to drive pace car at Indianapolis 500

Sports 05/17/19, 11:45

Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500.Earnhardt will drive the Corvette Grand Sport Official at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to lead the 33 drivers to the green flag May 26.The NBC Sports analyst will be part of the broadcast team. It will be ...

Alex Bowman on run of 2nd-place finishes in Cup Series

Sports 05/12/19, 15:23

Alex Bowman quite literally had his first NASCAR Cup Series victory in his sights, ticking off the laps in his No. 88 Chevrolet at the front of the pack at Kansas Speedway.Too bad Brad Keselowski was in his rearview mirror.The 26-year-old Bowman was passed by the former series champion with ...

Earnhardt Jr. added to NBC Sports’ Kentucky Derby team

Sports 05/01/19, 07:53

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will work his first Kentucky Derby on Saturday as part of his expanding role with NBC Sports. The retired NASCAR superstar is also slated to cover his first Indianapolis 500 later this month.Earnhardt will work alongside reporter Rutledge Wood at Churchill Downs as the duo roams the ...

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother dies after battle with cancer

Sports 04/22/19, 17:16

Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65.The team announced her death Monday.Jackson was the daughter of NASCAR fabricator Robert Gee, who built cars for various racers including ...

Earnhardt joins NBC Sports coverage of Indianapolis 500

Sports 04/03/19, 14:21

NBC Sports will use retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. in its inaugural broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 next month.The second-year analyst will be part of a team that features 14 commentators and host Mike Tirico and analyst Danica Patrick.Earnhardt will be a roving reporter for his first Indianapolis 500 ...

Tony Stewart headlines new nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

Sports 03/13/19, 17:26

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart headlined the six new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Stewart joined Neil Bonnett, a popular member of the "Alabama Gang," two-time Xfinity Series champion Sam Ard, former Daytona 500 winner Marvin Panch, short-track racer Jim Paschal and mechanic Red Vogt as ...

Michael Annett wins Xfinity Series opener at Daytona

Sports 02/16/19, 17:00

Michael Annett raced to his first NASCAR national series victory in the Xfinity Series season opener Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.Annett held off JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier on the final lap. It's the fourth Daytona victory in five years for the team owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his ...

Notable NASCAR artist Sam Bass dies at 57

Sports 02/16/19, 16:15

Sam Bass, NASCAR's first officially licensed artist, has died. He was 57.He suffered from kidney problems. His wife, Denise, announced his death Saturday with a note on his official Twitter account.Bass helped design paint schemes and programs for some of NASCAR's top stars and marquee events. His NASCAR Cup Series ...

NASCAR moving away from restrictor plates, not pack racing

Sports 02/15/19, 15:22

There has been a string of goodbyes at Daytona International Speedway in recent years, from Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart to Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick.There is another one on tap Sunday: The Daytona 500 will be the final NASCAR race for restrictor plates, the horsepower-sapping devices reduce speed ...

Update: Hemric eager to rep North Carolina in No. 8

Sports 02/13/19, 10:24

The Latest on NASCAR media day for the Daytona 500 (all times local):10 a.m.Daniel Hemric hopes his surprise run in time trials for the Daytona 500 is just one of many highlights in his rookie season.Hemric advanced into the final round of single-car qualifying and landed fifth on the timing ...

Texans star J.J. Watt to serve as Daytona 500 grand marshal

Sports 02/11/19, 15:01

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt will serve as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500, making him the first NFL player to give the command for drivers to starts their engines before NASCAR's most famous race.Daytona International Speedway made the announcement Monday, six days before the 61st running of "The ...

NASCAR needs new stars and Kyle Larson may save the sport

Sports 02/01/19, 13:07

NASCAR's biggest stars have all moved on. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are television analysts while Tony Stewart is racing sprint cars again. Danica Patrick traded her firesuit for athleisure-wear while Carl Edwards just kind of disappeared.America's top motorsports series is in need of a new face. The rapid ...

Trio of NASCAR Hall of Famers forever linked by tragedy

Sports 02/01/19, 12:40

A pair of aviation accidents in a span of 102 days altered NASCAR by claiming two stars in their prime.Alan Kulwicki and Davey Allison died just over three months apart during the 1993 season, which also happened to be Jeff Gordon's rookie year. Kulwicki was the reigning Cup champion at ...

Johnson, Knaus reach checkered flag of championship pairing

Sports 11/18/18, 16:39

Jimmie Johnson walked into a Hendrick Motorsports family reunion on pit road. Hall of Fame driver Jeff Gordon chatted near the No. 48 car while Johnson's wife cradled crew chief Chad Knaus' baby boy.They needed baby wipes as much a checkered flag."It's all about this moment right now," Gordon said.Brooke ...

Tyler Reddick gives Earnhardt another Xfinity championship

Sports 11/17/18, 18:41

Tyler Reddick opened Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s first season in retirement with a victory and closed it with a championship.Reddick won the Xfinity Series finale Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to claim the title in NASCAR's development series. Reddick was perhaps a long shot behind Christopher Bell and Cole Custer, but with ...

Bell wins Xfinity race at Richmond; Earnhardt 4th

Football 09/21/18, 22:38

Christopher Bell took the lead away from Matt Tifft with 13 laps to go and won the opening race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs on Friday night.Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished fourth in what he said would be his only start of the season. Earnhardt retired from NASCAR's Cup Series ...

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