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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Run Xfinity Homestead Race in 2020

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Following the announcement Wednesday Night (Nov. 13) Daniel Hemric, Jeb Burton, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. would share the JR Motorsports No. 8 car in 2020, social media began to light up with speculation on where that one start would come. Since retiring from full-time competition, Earnhardt has run Richmond Raceway and Darlington Raceway in the …

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Daniel Hemric, Jeb Burton & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driving JR Motorsports’ No. 8 in 2020

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Daniel Hemric will be returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series and joining JR Motorsports as the primary driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro, the team announced Wednesday, Nov. 13. He will be behind the wheel for 21 of the 33 races, sharing the ride with Jeb Burton (11 races) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (one race). …

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Fire on Fridays: The 5 Best NASCAR Personalities to Follow on Twitter

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These days, the news cycle never ends. People can drop an atomic bomb in the wee hours of the morning or oh so late in the evening. That’s when the world of Twitter comes into play. The social media outlet is perfect for NASCAR news, no matter the time of day. It’s incredibly easy to …

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NASCAR 101: Related Drivers in NASCAR

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This column was all set. Perfect, even — the idea, that is. It was timely, fitting, whatever. Then Carson Ware dropped off the Gander Outdoors Truck Series entry list for this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. But you know what? Screw it. Doing it anyway. In the event that Ware returns to the entry list (until …

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Reviving The Xfinity Series Will Take Time & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Helping

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The throwback concept has been a huge shot in the arm for NASCAR since its debut years ago. Different teams harkening back to sponsor liveries of days gone by have stirred long lost emotions that some people who follow the sport thought were lost forever. NASCAR history buff Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been at the …

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Ryan Blaney Nabs Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Pole

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With a speed of 171.369 mph, Ryan Blaney captured the pole for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Saturday afternoon (Aug. 31). Blaney’s No. 12 Team Penske Ford beat out Christopher Bell‘s speed of 170.584 mph to claim his fourth career NASCAR Xfinity Series pole, and first at Darlington Raceway. Your #SportClips200 pole winner 👆🏻 …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Still Plans to Race at Darlington

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. still plans to get behind the wheel of the No. 8 Chevrolet for the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 31. Earnhardt was involved in a terrifying plane crash on Thursday, Aug. 15, en route to Bristol Motor Speedway and many wondered whether Earnhardt would still be willing …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Daniel Suarez Battling Teammate for Playoff Position

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a fun weekend of short-track racing at Bristol Motor Speedway that saw Denny Hamlin edge out Matt DiBenedetto for the victory, though Matty D. won the hearts of many. With DiBenedetto announcing he won’t be returning to Leavine Family Racing in 2020, where are potential …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Family Involved in Tennessee Plane Crash

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UPDATE: The National Transportation Safety Board held a press conference Friday afternoon (Aug. 16) to discuss its initial findings in the accident investigation. After detailing where the flight originated and the weather during in the area at the time of the accident, NTSB senior investigator Ralph Hicks shared details about the crash. “We were able …

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Friday Faceoff: Will the Summer Showdown At Daytona Be Mild or Wild?

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The traditional-style plate races so far this year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series have been varied from wild (Daytona International Speedway) to tame (Talladega Superspeedway). What scenario is more likely this week? Frank Velat: Talladega became notorious for having one crash-marred race after another to the point that drivers now seem to go …

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