Latest Dale Earnhardt News

The Latest: Floyd honored by Dreyer & Reinbold team

May. 23, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest from media day for Sunday's Indianapolis 500 (all times local): 5 p.m. Four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt has been given the Pop Dreyer Legends Award from the Dreyer & Reinbold racing team in honor of his contributions to motorsports and the community. Foyt made his race...

NBC ready to showcase iconic Indianapolis 500 for first time

May. 20, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports, listening in rapt attention to the dulcet tones of Jim McKay. "It was Channel 7 back in New York," Tirico recalled fondly, "and this was a time that was almost unfathomable —...

The Latest: Larson pushed to victory at NASCAR All-Star Race

May. 18, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR All-Star Race (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Kyle Larson got a push to the front from Kevin Harvick in the final stage, then held off the defending champion to win the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night. Larson advanced into the prime-time spectacle by...

Earnhardt to drive pace car at Indianapolis 500

May. 17, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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...

Hometown kid Hemric looks to fulfill All-Star race dream

May. 16, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The idea of having even a slim chance to race his way into the NASCAR All-Star race this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway seems surreal for Daniel Hemric. After all, this is the track where it all started for the 28-year-old rookie Cup Series driver. He grew up a few miles down the...

Harding builds strong Indy 500 program around rookie Herta

May. 15, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Harding grew up an avid Indianapolis 500 fan and smartly used the iconic event to grow his business. But renting suites, entertaining customers and throwing the biggest "Carb Day" party at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was never enough for Harding. He wanted to be part of the show in...

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

May. 12, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — 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...

Kyle Busch dodges fine for criticizing NASCAR rules package

May. 8, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch was not surprised he dodged a fine from NASCAR for ranting about its current rules package. Busch's expletive-riddled assessment after Monday's rain-postponed race in Delaware in years past likely would have drawn a hefty fine. But NASCAR let Busch's criticism go this...

Earnhardt Jr. added to NBC Sports' Kentucky Derby team

May. 1, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — 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...

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

Apr. 22, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — 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,...