Found August 29, 2012 on
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is ok after crashing during a Goodyear tire test at Kansas Speedway. Earnhardt crashed his No. 88 Chevrolet during the second day of testing at the 1.5-mile super speedway. Earnhardt crashed following a flat right front tire. He had run twenty laps on the tires which were identical to those used at Michigan International Speedway two weeks ago. Earnhardt was seen by medical staff and released while the team packed up the hauler to leave the track. Tire testing was being conducted at Kansas since the track has been reconfigured since the spring race there. The track will have variable banking in its turns from 17 to 20 degrees, when NASCAR returns, after having 15-degree banking since its 2001 opening. A total of nine drivers were at the tire test including Earnhardt. Also participating at the test were Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Regan Smith, Marcos Ambrose, Juan Pablo Montoya, Joey Logano, Paul Menard and Mark Martin.

Junior crashes in Goodyear tire test

Dale Earnhardt Jr. cut a right-front tire down in Turn 2 and crashed at Kansas Speedway during a Goodyear tire test on Wednesday morning. Goodyear tire representatives say Earnhardt had 20 laps on that set of tires when he lost control of the car in Turn 2. The tires were the "control tire," or the tire that Goodyear is considering using for the October NASCAR Sprint Cup...

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AdvoCare 500 Race Preview

Dale Earnhardt Jr. clinched a spot in the 2012 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup after finishing 12th at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway last weekend. He needed to lead the driver ranked 11th in the standings by 97 points, and his 12th-place finish at the Tennessee short track gave him a 104-point advantage. Earnhardt ranks third in the driver standings with two races remaining until...

Junior luncheon part of convention

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is doing its best to win friends and influence people. With NASCAR fans, there's no better face to put forward than Dale Earnhardt Jr. But how will that work with the Democratic fans? We'll find out next week in Charlotte, NC, when the Democratic National Convention comes to town. On Tuesday, delegates are invited by the...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. calls Roy Helu’s touchdown run (Video)

Want to a know unique way to spice up a preseason football game broadcast? Have a NASCAR driver step in and provide some guest commentary. During Wednesday night’s game between the Redskins and Buccaneers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. joined ESPN980′s Larry Michael, Sonny Jurgensen and Sam Huff. At one point, Jr. grabbed the reins and took over the play-by-play while the Redskins were...

Dale Jr – Redskins #1 fan

If you were watching the Washington Redskins game tonight you would have seen NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr in the TV booth with Joe Theismann and Kenny Albert. If you listed to the game on the Redskins Radio Network you would have heard him on your radio dial. This surprises me none as I thought it was promotional appearance as NASCAR will be visiting the Virginia area in...

Luke Bryan To Perform Pre-Race Concert At GEICO 400

Country music star Luke Bryan will perform a pre-race infield concert on Sunday, September 16, at Chicagoland Speedway as a prelude to the GEICO 400 and the start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. All fans with a race ticket can enjoy the concert from the grandstands, and for the first time ever season ticket holders and fans with pit passes will be able to walk down to the...
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