Latest Dale Earnhardt Jr. News

Hendrick Motorsports in playoff peril at Kansas Speedway

Oct. 19, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Chase Elliott insisted the weekly routine hasn't changed a bit within the Hendrick Motorsports garages, the four teams swapping information and ideas as if they were preparing for any other race. Only their race Sunday at Kansas Speedway isn't just any other race. Especially for...

Today in History

Oct. 10, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2019. There are 82 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 10, 2001, U.S. jets pounded the Afghan capital of Kabul. President George W. Bush unveiled a list of 22 most-wanted terrorists, including Osama bin Laden. On this date: In...

Column: Wild weekend at home pumps new life into NASCAR

Sep. 30, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott crashed head-on into a wall and still recovered to win a pivotal race. That wasn't even the most exciting thing to happen in NASCAR last week. The series so short on superstars and spicy story lines had a frenetic week surrounding the first elimination race of the...

Earnhardt puts aside plane crash to run at Darlington

Aug. 31, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A joyful Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned to the racetrack Saturday, finishing sixth in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway a little more than two weeks after he and his family escaped a plane that crash-landed in Tennessee and went up in flames. The race was a welcome relief from...

Earnhardt puts aside plane crash to run at Darlington

Aug. 31, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A joyful Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned to the racetrack Saturday, finishing sixth in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway two weeks after he and his family escaped a plane in flames in Tennessee. The race was a welcome relief from thinking about the crash for Earnhardt and his...

Jimmie Johnson's long, hard road to keep playoff run alive

Aug. 31, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson knows he's staring down the wrong kind of history when he lines up at Darlington Raceway. The seven-time NASCAR champion is 18th in the standings heading into the Southern 500, two spots and a huge 26 points out of NASCAR's 16-team playoffs — a grid Johnson has...

Grateful Earnhardt Jr. ready for normalcy at Darlington

Aug. 30, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is grateful to be back at Darlington Raceway preparing to drive two weeks after he and his family escaped a plane in flames following a crash in Tennessee. Earnhardt, set to drive the Xfinity Series event here Saturday, said he and his wife Amy are still...

Darlington throwback: Keselowski relishes NASCAR celebration

Aug. 29, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski can't wait to get to Darlington Raceway — and it's not just because he won the last time NASCAR's best showed up. This the fifth year the Southern 500 is NASCAR's throwback weekend, kind of an Old Timer's Day for fans and competitors to honor and mimic the...

NTSB releases preliminary report on Earnhardt plane crash

Aug. 23, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says part of the landing gear collapsed and a section of the right wing hit the runway as the plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr. touched down a third time during its crash in East Tennessee last week. The NTSB released a preliminary report...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to drive Xfinity race at Darlington

Aug. 22, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. still plans to compete in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 31, despite a recent plane crash. Earnhardt Jr. posted his update on Twitter late Wednesday night, saying his lower back is sore and swollen. He's receiving daily treatment "solely to get...