Latest Dale Earnhardt Jr. News

Chase Elliott wins NASCAR's most popular driver award

Nov. 29, 2018 9:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chase Elliott has been voted NASCAR's most popular driver, ending a 15-year run for superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt presented Elliott the award during NASCAR's annual season-ending awards ceremony Thursday at the Wynn Las Vegas. Earnhardt won the award for 15 consecutive years until...

Johnson, Knaus reach checkered flag of championship pairing

Nov. 19, 2018 12:55 AM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — 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 as a checkered flag. "It's all about this moment...

The Latest: Joey Logano wins 1st Cup Series championship

Nov. 18, 2018 6:33 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup Series championship (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Joey Logano has won his first Cup Series championship, passing defending champion Martin Truex Jr. after the final restart and then driving away from the field. Logano called him the favorite in the days...

Tyler Reddick gives Earnhardt another Xfinity championship

Nov. 17, 2018 7:03 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — 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...

Bell to race for another NASCAR national championship

Nov. 10, 2018 6:30 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Crashes in consecutive weeks had backed Christopher Bell into a corner that jeopardized his strong rookie season in the Xfinity Series. But Bell thrives in must-win moments, and Saturday at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix was another example of the young driver delivering when...

Mahomes torches Bengals for 4 TDs as Chiefs roll, 45-10

Oct. 22, 2018 12:48 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes bobbled the snap, picked the ball off the turf and threw a laser to Tyreek Hill in the corner of the end zone, giving the Kansas City Chiefs another touchdown on a night full of them. Even the young quarterback's mistakes rarely end up awry. The Chiefs'...

Chase Elliott wins for 2nd time in 3 NASCAR playoff races

Oct. 21, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Chase Elliott first had to figure out how to win at NASCAR's top level. Now that he's got that handled, the son of 1988 champion Bill Elliott is chasing a title of his own. Elliott won at Kansas Speedway on Sunday for his second victory in three races, cementing himself as a title...