Christie: Sorry Harvick, Dale Jr. is Not the Reason NASCAR is Slumping

By: Toby Christie – follow on twitter @toby_christie

This week, on Sirius XM radio’s Happy Hours show Kevin Harvick attributed most of NASCAR’s attendance and ratings slide over the last few years to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s lack of production on the race track.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Has Great Car For What Could Be Last Daytona Race

By: Toby Christie – @Toby_Christie

It has been a rough curtain call season so far for Dale Earnhardt Jr. After 16 races, the 42-year-old driver is mired 22nd in points, but he is riding the momentum of two straight top-10 finishes heading into possibly his best track — Daytona International Speedway.

Earnhardt always seems to be a factor when it comes down to the win at restrictor plate races, and this time around — possibly his final race at Daytona — he has a really fast car.
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Could Dale Earnhardt Jr. Really Run the 2018 Daytona 500?

By: Toby Christie – @Toby_Christie

When Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced his retirement from full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing earlier this season, he was emphatic that he would not be completely done driving.

The 14-time most popular driver will have at least two NASCAR Xfinity Series starts for his JR Motorsports team in 2018, but what about a one-off Cup Series start?
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Sonoma Presents Opportunity for Winless Drivers

By: Toby Christie – @Toby_Christie

15 races have come and gone in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, and several big-name drivers are still winless. Among the notables: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott, Clint Bowyer and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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The Final Lap Weekly NASCAR Racing Radio Podcast #460 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Retiring

SHOW #460 – We cover the huge Dale Earnhardt Jr. retirement announcement, recap the exciting action from Bristol, and preview Richmond for this weekend. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie.

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