May 26, 2013
April 13, 2013
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was looking to bounce back from a dismal day in Martinsville a week ago, but things went awry in Texas when his No. 88 Chevrolet lost voltage on lap 187.
“We had a battery go dead, and I didn’t diagnose it correctly,” Earnhardt said. “We’ve got two batteries in there, and we’ve got a switch in the driver’s seat.”
Earnhardt out of instinct brought his machine to pit lane, when he easily could have just swapped to the back up battery, as Sprint Cup Series racecars are equipped with two batteries. We’ll never know what could have been had Earnhardt just swapped to the second battery, but he believes he could have salvaged a decent finish. Read more of this post
April 12, 2013 1 Comment
You can say Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a rough day at the office at Martinsville Speedway where a 24th-place finish ended his brief NASCAR Sprint Cup points reign. Earnhardt fell from first to third, 12 points behind Jimmie Johnson and six arrears of Brad Keselowski. Texas Motor Speedway represents a good chance for Junior to rebound. He finished seventh in last fall’s race, the second after returning to competition after being sidelined by concussion. Earnhardt won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race at TMS in 2000.
April 4, 2013
Today, we’re excited to announce “AMP Energy PowerDash”, a brand new free mobile racing game from Dale Earnhardt Jr. and AMP Energy. The rules of PowerDash are simple: the longer you keep your No. 88 Chevy SS race car on the track without crashing, the faster you drive and more points you earn, which in turn unlocks upgrades for your car, as well as AMP Energy coupons.
Playing PowerDash not only gives fans a chance to earn a spot on the virtual leaderboards, but is key to potentially winning a variety of unique real-world prizes and experiences. Weekly prizes include a variety of Dale Jr./AMP Energy memorabilia, including autographed hats, firesuits, scale-model die cast cars, and much more. The top-performing player with the highest score wins an all-expenses-paid VIP racing experience with Dale Jr., and everyone who downloads PowerDash and plays the game has a chance to win a 2013 Chevy Camaro SS Convertible.
PowerDash also leverages image recognition and geo-location technology. Consumers can visit 7-Eleven stores around the country to scan cans of AMP Energy to unlock exclusive offers and tips for maintaining the right level of energy with AMP Energy products.
March 6, 2013
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is eight points out of the NASCAR Sprint Cup lead on the strength of the second-best start of his NASCAR Sprint Cup career: a second-place finish at Daytona and fifth in Phoenix. Junior’s best start was 2004 in which a Daytona 500 victory, followed by a fifth-place finish at what is now Rockingham Speedway boosted him to the championship lead.
February 24, 2013 1 Comment
By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson sped away from the field after a restart with six laps left in Sunday’s Daytona 500 and held off a charging Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the 55th running of the Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway.
January 31, 2013 5 Comments
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 31, 2013) – Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will compete in the March 2 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway for JR Motorsports, general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller announced today.
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