Found March 03, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't get the result he was looking for after finishing fifth at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday. Earnhardt led 47 circuits of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Subway 500, from Lap 192 to 238, but gave up the lead to eventual winner Carl Edwards on the final pit stop when he was blocked on exit by Casey Mears. "Well, I hate to be frustrated at Phoenix, but I think we are," Earnhardt said. "We had a real good car. We feel like we could have finished better than fifth, maybe won the race. Just didn't get the breaks on pit road. We kind of got boxed in, and picked on beating the No. 99 (of Edwards) off pit road. "I think we could have beat him off pit road, but somebody was pulling in their stall in front of us, and just had to lift and give the spot to the No. 99. That was the race in my opinion, and we almost had it won right there. Real good race car. Tough in traffic; tough to get to people. But, we made our car good enough to actually make some passes and gain on some guys." On the seventh and final caution, Earnhardt was posted fifth behind Denny Hamlin for not maintaining minimum speed. With Earnhardt in fuel-conservation mode, he was unable to pick up ground over the final two laps. Still, his second top five of the season allowed him to maintain second place in the points standings. He trails points leader Jimmie Johnson by eight. Hamlin, who finished third on Sunday, said he was grateful to Earnhardt for laying back. "It was a gift from Junior, really," Hamlin said. "You've got to maintain speed, and I'm trying to be a nice guy and give him some room to kind of -- I knew he was lunging forward and backward, cutting his car off. Usually the -- I don't know, the etiquette -- is you try when everyone is in fuel-save mode you give the guy a little bit, but I was nearly stopped, so I had to pass him because I thought he had actually ran out of fuel at the time. "I guess (in) NASCAR once you get to a certain speed and you stall, then you're free game for anyone that goes around you. I was happy."

REVO Inc. Announces Launch of the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Lifestyle Footwear Collection e-Commerce Site

REVO Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of casual lifestyle footwear, has announced a collaboration with iconic race car driver and celebrity Dale Earnhardt Jr. REVO has partnered with JR Motorsports to design, market, and distribute a licensed collection of Dale Jr. branded lifestyle footwear, showcasing Dale Jr.’s autograph and the #88. Earnhardt Jr. is a third-generation driver...

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Phoenix race turned on pit road

  Getting off pit road first under caution on Lap 238 made all the difference in Sunday's Subway Fresh Fit 500, the way both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Carl Edwards saw it. Edwards was first out of the pits and went on to win the race. Earnhardt's No. 88 Chevrolet was second off pit road and faded to fifth at the finish. When David Gilliland blew a tire and hit the wall on Lap...

Drivers Speak Out Against Jeremy Clements

Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr., talk outside the garage during practice (AP Photo/Terry Renna) Last Wednesday, Total Sports Blog reported that Jeremy Clements, a NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, had been suspended by NASCAR indefinitely for violating the Code of Conduct. We finally have reasons for the suspension. According to MTV, Clements uttered a racial slur in a conversation...

Team Chevy Post-Race Quotes – Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS, remained hot today as he vied for a second consecutive win in Round 2 of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Phoenix International Raceway. With the finish, Johnson extended his series lead to eight points ahead of his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet SS, who...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.