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JOLIET, Ill. – Shell-Pennzoil Dodge driver Sam Hornish Jr. overcame an early speeding penalty that put him a lap down in today’s GEICO 400 here at Chicagoland Speedway to finish 11th. It marked his third consecutive 11th-place finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition.
“Another solid day for the Shell-Pennzoil Dodge,” Hornish said after the race. “We had a fast race car all day. I messed up coming to pit road early in the race and got caught speeding which set us back a bit. We hung in there and battled. We caught a break when the caution came out and we hadn’t pitted yet. We gained a bunch of spots back and got on the lead lap. I thought before the race that we had a top-five car and race day was no different. We just got too tight on our last run when we opted to put on two tires. I’d like to get top 10s and we’re stuck a bit around that 10-11-12 spot. A good day for us, though.”
Hornish started today’s race from the 16th spot, which he earned in Saturday’s qualifying
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JR Motorsports has released Tony Eury Jr. from his duties as crew chief for Danica Patrick and the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Nationwide Series team.
Eury was told Monday morning he was being replaced by Ryan Pemberton. Eury joined JRM after working as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 Sprint Cup team at Hendrick Motorsports.
"They're trying to fix the competition...
First Pops, now cousin. Gone. Out the door.
I guess that's how family businesses work in these tough economic times.
Both father (Tony Eury Sr., former competition director) and son (Tony Eury Jr.) have left JR Motorsports in the last couple of weeks.
The following is a statement from Dale Earnhardt Jr., founder and owner of JR Motorsports, regarding the departure of crew...
JR Motorsports has parted ways with crew chief Tony Eury Jr., two weeks after his father was ousted as competition director.
Eury Jr. was crew chief for Danica Patrick and is a partial owner of the Nationwide Series team.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. said in a statement Monday that a difference in ideas for the direction of the company led to Eury's departure. He and Eury Jr. are cousins...
The stashe of Jeff Gordon is gone. It lasted barely a week. After promising to grow the stashe out and creating t-shirts for his online store it is gone as fast as it came.
This got me to thinking about what other NASCAR drivers could do to change their luck for the final nine races of the Sprint Cup Series Chase.
Martin Truex Jr.
While it is not a mustache Truex has been sporting...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the back of the field in Sunday's Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway -- the first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup -- because of a post-qualifying engine change.
Earnhardt, seventh in the point standings, qualified fourth on Saturday, but his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team then elected to change engines, automatically putting Junior in...
No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. enters this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ninth place in the championship standings — just 21 markers out of first.
The one-mile oval will be the ultimate test for the NAPA driver and crew chief Chad Johnston as the duo believes this track will be the toughest to tackle of the remaining...
The following is a statement from Dale Earnhardt Jr., founder and owner of JR Motorsports, regarding the departure of crew chief Tony Eury Jr.:
“Unfortunately Tony Jr. is no longer with the company. I had hoped he would be here for a long time, but as we’ve discussed the direction of JR Motorsports moving forward, it was clear our differences in ideas were too vast to overcome...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. blamed himself for having to start from the rear of the field in Sunday's Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, but an eighth-place finish was enough to raise his spirits — at least somewhat.
Earnhardt claimed the fourth starting position in time trials but over-revved his engine after his qualifying lap — a freak occurrence.
"We ran a qualifying lap...
If Dale Earnhardt Jr plans to start the NASCAR Chase off with a win he will have to do it from the back of the field. After qualifying fourth for Sundays race, Earnhardts crew chief Steve Letarte opted to change the engine of the No. 88 Chevrolet.
“I don’t think we are super concerned,” Letarte said. “We had a great car in practice and qualified really well, so we showed...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the rear in Sunday's GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, after his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team opted to change engines after Saturday's qualifying session.
Issues the team found within the engine will force Earnhardt to give up the fourth starting spot, but crew chief Steve Letarte...
“Ten years ago I wouldn’t be standing here.”
That was Martin Truex Jr. after his wreck in April 2011 at Martinsville.
After that quote, why in the world would NASCAR consider sanctioning a race where SAFER barriers were not in place?
Well, per a report by Racin’ Today, the Camping World Truck Series is.
Could someone please tell me what the upside is in this?
So, in your...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. opened the Chase with an eighth-place finish…
Shell-Pennzoil Dodge driver Sam Hornish Jr. overcame an early speeding penalty that put him a lap down in today’s Geico 400 here at Chicagoland Speedway to finish 11th. It marked his third consecutive 11th-place finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition. “Another solid day for the Shell-Pennzoil Dodge,” Hornish said after the race. “We had a fast race car all day. I messed...
Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished inside the top 10 as Hendrick Motorsports opened the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in a promising way on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.
Misfortune struck Jeff Gordon, as his No. 24 Chevrolet was sidelined after a late-race incident.
Here is the race breakdown by team:
Kasey Kahne, No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet:Finish...