Latest Dale Earnhardt Jr. News

Bell wins Xfinity race at Richmond; Earnhardt 4th

Sep. 21, 2018 11:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not quite finished with racing. The NASCAR fan favorite got back behind the wheel Friday night, led 96 laps and finished fourth in an Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway. It was his first race since he retired from the Cup Series after last season and became a...

The Latest: Keselowski hands Team Penske 1st Brickyard win

Sep. 10, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's two races at Indianapolis on Monday (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Brad Keselowski has given Roger Penske his first win in the Brickyard 400. Keselowski took the lead with a daring pass, bumping leader Denny Hamlin as they came around the 2.5-mile oval on the...

Allgaier finally gets to kiss bricks after winning at Indy

Sep. 10, 2018 2:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Allgaier still remembers his father making the 3½-hour drive from Illinois to Indianapolis every Wednesday for driving classes. So maybe a rain-delayed celebration was the perfect tribute for his first career victory at the Brickyard. Allgaier led each of the final 10 laps...

Reactions from Sally Field and more to Burt Reynolds' death

Sep. 6, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

Reaction to the death on Thursday of actor Burt Reynolds: ___ — "There are times in your life that are so indelible, they never fade away. They stay alive, even forty years later. My years with Burt never leave my mind. He will be in my history and my heart, for as long as I live. Rest, Buddy." —...

2 more NASCAR drivers stepping away from long schedule

Aug. 17, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Two more drivers are headed to the checkered flag of their NASCAR careers and the laps are winding down for a golden age of racing. Kasey Kahne and Elliott Sadler both said this will be their final season of racing full time as they become the latest two veterans to find they no...

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasons

Aug. 16, 2018 2:25 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kasey Kahne announced Thursday that he will retire from full-time racing in NASCAR and plans to focus on the sprint car team he owns. Kahne said in a Twitter post that he is at ease with the decision after 15 years racing in NASCAR. Kahne, from Enumclaw, Washington, made it to NASCAR...

Joey Logano wins NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen

Aug. 4, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — This time, Joey Logano survived the rain. Logano passed Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski on a restart in the closing laps Saturday and held off his final challenge to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International in a race that was red-flagged for rain,...

Nationwide and Alex Bowman sign extensions with Hendrick

Aug. 2, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nationwide signed a two-year extension with Hendrick Motorsports that will increase its sponsorship of Alex Bowman to 20 races beginning next season. Bowman also received a one-year extension from Hendrick that locks him with Nationwide through 2020. Nationwide became a corporate...

Christopher Bell seeks record-tying 4th straight Xfinity win

Aug. 2, 2018 1:36 PM EDT

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Christopher Bell has been called the next Kyle Larson, a future Joe Gibbs Racing star and a young driver to pay attention to. That's all still to come. For now, the Xfinity Series rookie is chasing NASCAR history. Bell will try to win a record-tying fourth consecutive Xfinity...

Christopher Bell races 3rd straight NASCAR Xfinity victory

Jul. 28, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Christopher Bell made history Saturday at Iowa Speedway — even though nearly everything that could go against him did down the stretch. Bell moved back out front in overtime to win a wild NASCAR Xfinity series race on Newton's bull ring, becoming the first series regular with three...