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Dale Earnhardt Jr.
“That is just the way this deal is. It is unfortunate but sometimes you have to wreck ‘em to learn.” – Brad Keselowski
Anticipation had been building over the course of testing as everyone wanted to see it – everyone wanted to see the pack hit the track with the new Generation 6 cars. Friday afternoon brought forth a pack of 20 cars that let everyone see what they’d expect with drafting.
However, it didn’t last long as contact between Marcos Ambrose and Dale Earnhardt Jr. would cause a wreck, collecting a total of 10 cars.
Coming down the backstraightaway, Earnhardt Jr. was trying to push Ambrose in the draft, though a tap near the end of the back straight sent Ambrose spinning in front of the whole pack.
““We were just out there running around,” Earnhardt Jr. said. “I felt like Marcus (Ambrose) was backing up to me in (turns) one and two to get a run down the back. I was just going to give him a push down the back straightaway and see if he could get the lead. I was trying to event...
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Through his company, Dale Jr. Foods, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will soon have his very own brand of potato chips.
KLN Family Brands is proud to announce a new partnership with Dale Earnhardt Jr. to form Dale Jr. Foods. KLN Family Brands and Dale Jr. Foods will begin this partnership by offering four savory flavors of potato chips: Crispy Original, Carolina Barbecue, Creole & Green Onion, and Zesty Jalapeno.
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Marcos Ambrose will drive for Michael Shank Racing, the defending Rolex 24 at Daytona champion team, in the annual race.
Ambrose will join AJ Allmendinger, Justin Wilson, John Pew and Ozz Negri. The Australian tested with the team last week at Daytona while Negri is recovering from an offseason injury.
The team led the Daytona Prototype class in five of eight practice sessions...
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season got started in earnest Thursday morning as 35 brand new race cars hit the track for the first time at Daytona International Speedway. Making his Ford Racing debut on the track was defending series champion Brad Keselowski, piloting the No. 2 Blue Deuce Ford Fusion as Penske Racing made its first official on track appearance since rejoining the Ford...
KLN Family Brands, the Minnesota company that makes Barrel O’Fun snacks, announced a new partnership with NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. that will begin with the launch of four flavors of potato chips.
Fans will be able to try out Crispy Original, Carolina Barbecue, Creole & Green Onion, and Zesty Jalapeno.
KLN, which is family-owned and had sales of about $300 million in...
NASCAR teams took to the track this weekend as pre-season testing got underway this week at Daytona. Fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. met the media, discussing various topics on the upcoming 2013 season.When asked about how the Gen-6 car feels, Junior stated “It is pretty similar to what we have had here in the past. This place is pretty smooth as far as bumps and handling there...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. started a 12-car accident at Daytona International Speedway that essentially shut down a three-day test session.
NASCAR's most popular driver tapped Marcus Ambrose as they drove across the back straightaway, lifting him "like a forklift" and turning him into the wall. Ambrose's car bounced back across the track and...
Even with the best laid plans, sometimes you have to call an audible. Fortunately for the defending Rolex 24 At Daytona Champions Michael Shank Racing, the audible is an excellent play as the team has confirmed that NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose will join Michael Shank Racing for the 2013 Rolex 24 At Daytona to drive the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley.
Ambrose, who impressed...
A 12 car accident during the second day of testing at the Daytona International Speedway put a damper on the Preseason Thunder. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Marcos Ambrose got together to cause the wreck, below is reaction from Team Chevy drivers Jeff Gordon, Jamie McMurray, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. on the wreck and how testing has been going for them.
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Testing in Daytona is all about learning and for Earnhardt Jr., he learned one thing – he can’t push a Ford that well. The result of that experiment was a big wreck, collecting 10 of his fellow competitors.
During the second draft session on Friday afternoon, Earnhardt Jr. was trying to push Marcos Ambrose down the backstretch when he ended up turning Ambrose in front of the...
A multicar crash during the first major drafting session for the 2013 Daytona 500 occurred less than an hour into the Friday afternoon testing session.
The wreck began when Dale Earnhardt Jr. bumped Marcos Ambrose from behind and initially collected Jamie McMurray, Aric Almirola and Brad Keselowski.
"I didn't see anything," said Keselowski, who was drafting in the...
Could the Generation 6 Sprint Cup car be just what NASCAR needs?
Now that the Car of Tomorrow has become yesterday's car model, will the Gen 6, a race car that more closely resembles showroom models, satisfy fans, manufacturers and competitors?
"I don't think it is going to hurt, but I think it is naive to think that a car will solve everything," Sprint Cup champion...
What have we learned after three days of testing with 34 teams at Daytona International Speedway?
1. The bump-drafting era is over at restrictor plate tracks with the Generation 6 car
After Dale Earnhardt Jr. tapped the back of Marcos Ambrose on Friday, 12 cars were collected out of an 18-car drafting pack. Earnhardt insists the bumpers between the two manufacturers (Chevy and...
Day 2 of Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway offered a little bit of everything, with the highlight coming in the afternoon as the pack returned to the high banks.
Friday’s second session opened with a multi-car pack working on drafting around the hallowed 2.5-mile superspeedway. About an hour into the afternoon test session, a 12-car accident ended several teams’...
Round two of testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car is coming up Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17-18, and track officials are once again opening the gates so fans can enjoy the two-day test, free of charge.
Behind-the-scenes tours and concessions will be available for purchase. Plus, every fan that buys a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series or...